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Super Bowl = Party in our house.

Despite not hosting a bunch of neighbors like we have in years past, having a spread was mandatory. I had the wee beasties pick their favorites. We had baby carrots and snow peas with ranch, guacamole and salsa with tortilla chips, and Doritos because according to the wee beasties it isn’t a party without Doritos. There was also Brownie Pie and Apple Pie…yum.

Lit'l SmokiesWe also had Grandma’s Lit’l Smokies.

Sweet & Sour

Lit’l Smokies

Heat 1 cup of grape jelly with 1 cup of chili sauce until well blended. Add in the Lit’l Smokies and heat through. (I usually heat one package of the smokies, eat, then heat a second package to eat.) Couldn’t be easier!

Wee Beastie Rating:

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As I was compiling the grocery list for this little festival, I had a craving for a more classic fondue.

Cheese FondueThis recipe came from my mother-in-law, Nana to the wee beasties.

Cheese Fondue

3 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of flour
1/8 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of grated onion
3/4 cup of chicken stock or white wine
3/4 cup of light cream
3 oz of shredded Parmesan cheese
6 oz of shredded Swiss cheese

Saute the onion in the butter then stir in the flour and pepper till blended. Add stock/wine and cream and cook till it starts to thicken. Stir in the cheeses till melted. Serve with apple and bread chunks.

Wee Beastie Rating:

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Note: I typically make both of the above in a fondue pot but due to That Man’s work schedule on Sunday decided preparing and serving in regular pots would enable faster warm-up when he arrived.

What are some of your party must haves?