Help for Superbowl

Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2009-01-31 07:56:59 -0600
Started 2008-09-03 09:53:19 -0500

I am in charge of the Super Bowl party this year with a few cousin also in charge. We about 30 people,7 are diabetic. We ussally put out a big table. We would like to accomadate us diabetics. One thing is we always have a vegetable tray. Any other tasty suggestions111 I know I am asking early but with the Holidays around the corner we want to start planning ahead …Thanks

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G Thomas
G Thomas 2009-01-04 22:07:49 -0600 Report

I forgot my famous cornbread for you. Four boxes of Jiffy cornmeal mix and a can of cream style corn and a can of sweet corn per box. Half stick of unsalted Land o lake butter per pan . Melt butter ad to jiffy and two cans of corn one each. Stir well ad milk if to thick. Spray pan ,pour batter in long pan for cutting into small pieces cause you are not going to have enough no matter what. This is very good with any dish. If you don't take you piece out, you won't get any. Cook like regular cornbread.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-05 06:39:48 -0600 Report

Cornbread! Never made it this way. We will give this a try easy and a no brainer to have to make…Debe

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-31 07:56:59 -0600 Report

I want to thank each and everyone of youns for helping me with suggestions and recipes for the superbowl. I will be with my cousin after lunch preparing for the table. We have so much we all making. Lets Go Steelers!!!! Willing to take last minute ideas. The recipe section has helped alot also…Debe

G Thomas
G Thomas 2009-01-04 21:56:28 -0600 Report

Tuna Salad made with half mayo and half onion and chives creamcheese. Or use Jalopena squeeze cheese for zest. Its fat free and very low in numbers. Put some very fine chopped butterpickles in it instead of relish. Also chichen salad made the same way. You can ad bellpepers and onion,parleys to give it color. Add noodles to make more. You dont' need salt/pepper with this. Also cheaper meat is country style ribs.Beef or Pork. Get some crab butter from a seafood house (fish-house) soften and spread on both sides twoday before grilling. You can't over cook the meat. It grills to perfection.Also prok steaks are good done the same way. Tenderize your meat with good Italian dressing. Pierce it and cover for a coulpe of days. If you are gonna fry chicken, wash season and flour two days before cooking. This seals in the juice and fry low heat . I USUALLY TAKE 25 MINUTES OR SO TO FRY ON ONE SIDE THEN I REFLIP ON HIGH FOR THE CRISP AFFECT. And you nust have Brats by Johnsonville. These are the best Italain sausage for grilling. There are four kinds. And they will be a hit! Last , make a pot of chillie with hambuger and skin about two packs of Johnsonville Brats, Italian, and your sauce green peppers onion and a spoon of Italian seanoning parley and your other secrets and that too will go down easy. ADD A BIT OF HOT SAUSE FOR THE KICK. HAPPY SUPERBOWL!!!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-05 06:38:39 -0600 Report

Wow, Thank you so much. I will suggest this to my sister in law to make, We have no fish on the list. And I been printing this out so we could start choosing stuff. Thanks so much…Debe

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-04 11:47:55 -0600 Report

Well were almost ready for the Big super Bowl Party..Anymore Diabetic friendly recipes or suggestions? I thank you for alot of the fantastic appetizers from the recipe list. We are working on 20 dishes from there. But the crowd got bigger and we need more things to throw out to people to bring or things we could all do when we are together besides watch the whole game(LOL)..Debe

2009-01-04 17:21:40 -0600 Report

I think I was gone from here when this came out originally and didn't see it until today. Oh there are so many low carb wonderful recipes out there and in my head…lol Are you looking for all appetizers? Or are you doing main dishes too?

Email me if you want, I used to do catering so I can maybe give you a few tips.

My favorite appetizer is Italian Kabobs with Italian Sausage, Fresh mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes.

I used one pkg mild Turkey Italian Sausage, and one pkg of hot and mix them together. Then I make meatballs of of the mixture. About the size of a cherry tomato… (you'll now why later lol) Bake them at 350 in the oven for about 15 -20 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Let the meatballs cool until they can be handled.

Take wooden picks about 3-4 inches long and thread one meatball, one cherry tomato (see I told ya!!) and one fresh mozzarella ball (they make them the size of a cherry tomato, they will be in the cheese department in a container with a brine)

Place the kabobs on a plate or platter anyway you like and sprinkle the whole platter with chopped fresh basil.

YUMM!!! They go like hotcakes so make a lot!!


Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-04 17:31:31 -0600 Report

That truley is a keeper. You have me drooling as I type. We got a lot of appetizers and that is mainly what we want. I know One person will be bringing meatballs for sandwiches. Of course there'll be a lunch meat tray and I really like this ideas of yours here. I think we probably need more entree's. The big thing is tho who wants to sit and eat at the table. My crew are pick me uppers. Anything they could pick up and run to the tv with. Wings crackers veggies etc..

2009-01-04 21:30:18 -0600 Report

An entree that is always a hit is bbq pulled pork. You can eat in on a bun or just with a fork on a plate. I make it quite regularly for parties and it's always a hit. I can't tell you my special seasonings for the rub on the pork butt roast lol because it's my secret!! But you buy a pork butt roast and make a rub with whatever seasoning's you like (salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper etc… hot or mild up to you) and wrap the roast in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove the plastic wrap and place the roast in a roasting pan and roast in the oven at 300 degrees for 6-8 hours. When you remove it, remove any fat chunks (ickkk!!!) and shred the meat with two forks. Now add any kind of barbecue sauce that you like, homemade or bottled and transfer to a crock pot to keep warm. It takes a long time to make but not much interaction. Just cooking time.

2009-01-05 11:58:41 -0600 Report

If I told you, I'd have to kill you… lol just kidding I listed most of them on my other post, you it's just a tsp/tbsp of this and a tsp/tbsp of that depending on the size of your roast. Bigger roast use the tbsp, smaller roast use a tsp. :)

If I broadcast ALL my secrets on the internet, they won't be secrets anymore… LOL


GabbyPA 2008-09-03 11:28:12 -0500 Report

This year will be my first as a diabetic. No more sausages steeped in Barbeque sauce, no tortillas and cheese I got some thinking to do myself!
A great snack that I use between meals is mixed raw nuts like walnuts & almonds. Then I add one type of salted toasted nut, maybe pistachios or sunflower seeds. I toss in a few (not too many) Craisins and rasins. If you can find unsweeteend dried fruit it is better, just hard to find. After I have that all together, I grind up some fresh cinnamon into it and shake it up. The powdered doesn't work so well, use a grinder.

Zucchini boats are good too. You cut zucchini length wise, scoop out the middle. I pop them in the broiler for a few minutes with a little flavored olive oil to bring out the flavor. (I don't like them raw, but if you do, you can skip this part) Then you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. There are all kinds of fillings you could come up with. We do egg salad or some parmesean cheese with sliced tomatoes. You could mix up some tuna salad or do a nice cream cheese spread. The goal is to get rid of the chip for your dips. Once you have them filled, if they need a little "melt", pop them back under the broiler. If not, cut them into bite size slices and they are ready to go.

How about a great big bowl of Tabhoule? There are a couple of recipies for it on the site. It is a flavorful addition to many foods. I fell in love with it by accident and created my own recipe for it by trial and error. It is great because it is full of dark greens, olive oil and vingear plus what ever else you want to add. It can be any flavor you want, it is so versital.

How about Hummus instead of traditional dips? Homemade is quick and easy. Garbanzo beans, a little olive oil, some garlic and an herb you like. I use parsley sometimes, or not. You can add a little heat with some chili peppers or a little sweet with some Agave Nectar. The choice is yours.
Okay, I'm done...sorry to ramble so. Take a look thru the recipe section here on the site, there are a lot of good ones. And now you can try them first before you serve them at your party.
Can I come?? LOL

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-03 14:03:15 -0500 Report

You would be 1st on my list. The suggestions are amazing. It seems like you been cooking for diabetics all your life. Mostly what I like about your choices anyone will enjoy them and no even think of them as "good for you foods"(LOL) Thank you… Nice even for the Holidays.

GabbyPA 2008-09-03 14:33:22 -0500 Report

There are a lot of great things. I like to cook and I grew up cooking healthy...where did I go wrong?? LOL. I got lazy, living know the drill. Now I am back in my groove, and I hope that it will be my ticket to a better life.

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