Friday, February 1, 2008

Tailgate Touchdown

Okay, as you can plainly see, this is not an excellent photo. It is, however, another example of the camera being smarter than I am because it managed a fairly decent result in spite of the fact that I had the mode dial set to Landscape.


I could have redone the photo shoot in Auto -- except I had eaten the evidence before I realized a crime had been committed. Some days are like that.

In any case, what that picture represents is my preparation for sustenance to get me through Super Bowl Sunday. I call it Dee's Tailgate Stack Snack. I can safely assure you it is easy, tasty and wonderfully filling. And this am the way it goes ...

First you have to have bread. I made a loaf of bread machine Ciabatta, for which the recipe can be found at the link. Easy peasy. You can use any bread, though. French or sourdough will work just fine.

Lay your bread slices out on a pizza pan or cookie sheet and spread them with refried beans. On top of that, stack a layer of sour cream. On top of that, stack a layer of salsa. On top of that, stack a layer of finely grated cheddar cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted.

Nom, nom, nom!

Since my Ciabatta slices are long, I cut them in half for easier handling. I'm so full after eating four of the halves, I'm able to look forward to eating the remaining two halves for a midnight snack. That bodes well for Sunday. I can munch to my heart's content all through the game, including the half-time show and the Super Bowl commercials. Heck of a deal.

Gee, I sure hope they do a good one with the Clydesdales this year. I love those big guys.


Anonymous said...

Well it's me that blogger doesn't recognize this morning.

Have you figured out the setting on the camera so you can take a picture of yourself snacking during the game? :-)

I have to figure out what I will do Sunday while watches the game. Wil says he hopes the Giants win. And you?

Dee said...

That's okay, Bonnie. I recognize you! And, no, I ain't gonna make a photo record of me eating. It might scare the horses. Tell Wil I'm rooting for the Giants, too. Underdogs, I love 'em.

Jo said...

Dee, for some reason I am put off about pizza these last several months. Never thought I'd not like pizza. I don't know if it's the tomato sauce combined with pepperoni or if it's pepperoni. Guess I ought to experiment with the fixin's on my own homemade pizzas before I decide it's the pepperoni. But your snack here today made me think of it as Mexican French bread pizza and worthy of trying.

Dee said...

Jo, may I suggest a slightly different approach? Go to this site:
for pictures and recipe for a pizza made with white garlic sauce and chicken. I haven't done that recipe myself but it looks almost exactly like what I have made in the past. It's wonderful!

Mage And George said...

Here we have had BBQ sauce, chicken bits, and cilantro.....that makes a good pizza. :)

George really likes the look of that. My reaction was that it's a heart attack in waiting. Then again, I'm the one who has had a bypass. Looks good tho.