Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekend Cooking: Super Bowl Entertaining Edition

No need to let the Packers’ and Steelers’ dream-crushing losses keep us from enjoying a perfectly good pseudo event here in Central PA. So tonight we’re having a few friends over to watch ads – and some football in between. And to make sure we don’t expire before the halftime show, I’m serving up two Foccacia Super Sandwiches.

We started by making two loaves of foccacia this morning: one white and one whole wheat. We waited for them to cool and sliced the tops off. Then we got to work on the sandwiches.

The first one is for Veggie Lovers: goat cheese, olives, roasted red peppers, marinated artichoke hearts and thinly sliced yellow tomatoes dressed with olive oil.

The second one is for Meat Lovers: hard salami, prosciutto, provolone, roasted red peppers, mild banana peppers and basil dressed with vinaigrette.

These get wrapped tightly (with the top layer replaced) and sit in the fridge until game time. Then we’ll slice them each into 16 pieces. My friends are bringing the sides and dessert – so all I have to do is sit back and watch Giselle’s husband lose. Or maybe Peyton’s brother. Either way, it will be tasty!


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12 comments:

  1. Oh man, they both look delicious to me! You need to post directions for baking the foccacia now.

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    1. It's flat out the easiest bread recipe ever. Mix three cups of bread flour (or 1 whole wheat and 2 bread flour), a teaspoon of salt. 1 1/2 cups tepid water plus a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of yeast. When the yeast blooms, add to the dry ingredients along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. You want a soft but firm dough, so adjust water or flour accordingly. Knead the dough for a few minutes, then let proof for an hour. Then roll it into a large square and let rise again for half hour. Coat with olive oil, salt and rosemary, and bake for about 20 minutes in a 350 oven!

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  2. They look amazing! I would love to have a piece of each! Enjoy the game.

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    1. I'm planning on a piece of each myself :)

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  3. That looks wonderful. I would be honored to be invited to your party. Except I live too far away.

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  4. I would be more be more than happy to have you here, Joy!

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    1. Thanks, everyone loved them! It was like always, the carnivores wound up loving the veggie food :) Maybe we're all veggies at heart!

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  6. Uhm, delish, and please can I have one of each?! I love the Superbowl for the food -- is that shameful of me?!

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  7. wow, those look amazing! wouldn't know how to choose!

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  8. You say goat cheese, and I am there! It's my big temptation that keeps me from being a full vegan. Goat cheese, gouda, well any kind of cheese.

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  9. Being a vegetarian, I would enthusiastically opt for the first :)

    The Superbowl is pretty much always about the food around here, since my husband's favorite team never makes it there...

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