I'm not a big football fan. Angeleno's don't really have to be. We choose random teams to like for arbitrary reasons. Me, for instance. I like the Miami Dolphins just because of Dan Marino in "Ace Ventura". "Ace Ventura" isn't even on my top 50 (or possibly 100) favorite movies. I mean, there's the 49ers but they're from San Francisco. Eight hours away. There's the Raiders and nobody really likes them unless they're in a gang, or used to be, or grew up in/near Oakland. (Also eight hours away.) There's also the Chargers but hey, they don't really count. Sorry San Diego (not sorry). 4 hours. Some of us might root for the Rams because they were here back in the day so really, any team is up for grabs.
Honestly, I'm not even sure who's in the Superbowl this year. I heard it's the Seahawks, but I have no idea who the other team is. I'm getting off point here.
Just because I don't really watch football doesn't mean I won't have a Mini Superbowl party, because it's another reason to cook. If you haven't gathered that I like food by now, then I don't know what's wrong with you. So I decided to do some testing to see what I wanted to cook for the big day. It's all fairly simple and doesn't take very much time to make, so you won't be slaving in the kitchen all day.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Grate Mozzarella and jalapeno jack cheeses. (I used a small block of both) Slice a 1/8 of an onion and cook with the chorizo. When fully cooked, layer the cheeses and chorizo in a baking dish until all the ingredients are used up. Place in oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. Eat with tortilla chips or warm flour tortillas.
Cube one chicken breast and cover with BBQ sauce. Place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. Peel and cube a mango and refrigerate until chicken is fully cooked. Once done, place a piece of Chicken and mango on the skewers and they're ready to serve. Makes about 24 pieces.
Quesadillas are super simple to make. You've never made them before? Seriously, what's wrong with you?! It's a cheese sandwich essentially, but with tortillas. I used wheat tortillas, Muenster cheese, slices of pickled jalapenos, you can usually find them in the ethnic food section of your grocery store. Heat on both sides until the cheese is all nice and melty. Slice into 6 pieces and chow down.
Of course, I'll have wings and carrots/celery, but I think I'll let WingStop do that part for me. Maybe I'll bake a cake too. I don't know....
Who's the other team in the superbowl? Who are you rooting for this year?