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Super Bowl Party with my Farm Rich Buddies

farmrich turkey meatballs

If you know anything about me, you know that I couldn’t care less about the world of sports. And it’s not because I despise watching hunks toss around the pigskin or anything like that (because let’s be real – that’s hot) but I honestly don’t even look towards the TV because there are far more important things to worry about. Like what, you ask? Like creating a super boss spread for all your friends to gather around while the game is on! And yeah, don’t get me wrong, I like the standard dip-centered parties just as much the next gal, but seriously dudes, enough of the same old thing – let’s get creative here with our party spreads! So this year, instead of putting out the simple guac and chips, let’s do something fun and exciting…. Like say, this here MEATBALL PARTY!

So for this party, you can either create the spread yourself or you can ask your buds to bring over a few surprise ingredients like crazy condiments, cheeses, and breads and watch the fun unravel before your very eyes! For my big day, I focused the party around Farm Rich’s turkey meatballs because not only are they super tasty but they’re also totally easy to prepare. They take ALL the prep-work out of packin’ meatballs and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.  Along with the pre-cooked Farm Rich turkey meatballs, I laid out a bunch of random things that I thought would complement the meat. There was cooked spaghetti, pesto, marinara, yellow curry, cherry peppers, banana peppers, basil, parmesan, cheddar, mozzarella, capers, roasted peppers, baguettes, rolls, sliced bread, and of course, a ton of butter!

After I presented the gorgeous spread, I handed out plates and let everyone use their creative juices to make something that was personalized and unique for them. I also set up the panini press because I knew that my friends would expect some grilled cheese goodness from me. So now, it’s time for me to show you some of my favorite creations.

farmrich turkey meatballs

This insane grilled cheese featured a ton of Farm Rich’s turkey meatballs along with spaghetti, marinara, pesto, mozzarella, and parmesan between two buttery pieces of wheat bread. Get the recipe [here].

farmrich turkey meatballs

There were also these cutie pie baby sandwiches, which featured sweet rolls, meatballs, mustard, roasted peppers, a mix of cheddar and mozzarella, with capers studding the top. Get the recipe [HERE].
farmrich turkey meatballs

And lastly, this crazy stack of meatball sliders, which included basil, hot peppers, and curried Farm Rich meatballs.

farmrich chicken wings

And if meatballs aren’t your thing, then I totes recommend that you stock up on Farm Rich FRIED chicken (!!!) bites.  Aren’t they oh so cute and pretty?

throw your own DIY meatball party

So not only is this Super Bowl spread super easy and fun but anyone can do it and it’s also very interactive so your guests can customize their meal while getting to chow down.

XOXO,

GCS

Compensation for this post was provided by Farm Rich via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Farm Rich or AOL.

The Cutest Ham and Cheese Biscuits in the World

The cutest ham and cheese biscuit sandwiches everFlaky biscuits, smokey fried ham, buttery muenster cheese and sweet honey butter makes these miniature Southern heart-shaped (OMG CUTE!) sandwiches perfect for picnics, parties, and binge eating when you’re depressed and have no ice cream. Each bite is packed with Southern goodness and the heart shape adds an extra layer of fun and romance… even when it’s lacking in real life. I swear I’m not sad today, but I do recommend serving them with like 1 thousand mimosas and a few of your favorite hot sauces. Continue reading

The Little Bit – Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese Sliders

Well guys it’s official, I’m super sort of old. I’m turning 25 this weekend *gulp* and I’m doing what any mature and responsible adult would do – dragging all of my friends to a water park in Long Island. Sounds fun right? I hope so. I really haven’t been to one since I was in high school and I remember the lazy river being full of bandaids so I sort of swore it off for a while. However, since it’s about a gazillion degrees here in the city, I’m willing to overlook it. 

But that’s not all I wanted to tell you. Even though it’s my birthday and I should be receiving the presents, I’m going to switch it up and give my loyal readers some super awesome gifts! That’s right, I’ve got 5 copies of Laura Werlin’s new grilled cheese, please! book and one might just have your name on it. All you have to do is make one of my sandwiches and either post a pic to to my Facebook or Twitter page or link it down below in the comments section by next week (7/21/2011). Oh and feel free to get creative with it! From there, I’ll randomly pick some winners and ship you the book!

So to pay some homage to the original GC gal, Laura Werlin, I’m adapting one of my favorite recipes from her book – the Pimento Cheese grilled cheese. 

Adapted from grilled cheese, please! by Laura Werlin

Ingredients:
– 2 pats of salted butter
– 8 slices of a small baguette
– sriracha 
– 4 heaping tbs of pimento cheese
   -combine 1/2 cup shredded aged gouda, 1/2 cup
   shredded cheddar, 2 tbs whipped cream cheese,
   1 tbs mayo, 3 spicy peppers finely chopped,
   salt pepper

Now I know you’re supposed to use mostly mayo in pimento cheese but I couldn’t bring myself to it. I don’t know why, but I have this stupid fear of the stuff. So because of this, I ended up substituting cream cheese and I actually LOVED it. It reminds me of my absolute favorite GC in Brooklyn – The Adult Grilled Cheese from The Commodore.

So once you’ve got your pimento cheese mixed up, plop one huge tablespoon of the mixture onto 4 slices of bread.

I don’t think I’ve ever used sriracha in one of my grilled cheeses, and what a mistake that was!  I eat this stuff on everything I possibly can. Red rooster sauce, I love you. Anyways, depending on your spiciness threshold, squirt on as much as you like. 

Now put the top piece of bread on each cheesed up piece and smear some butter on the outside.

At this point it’s important that you crank up your heat super high. Pimento cheese takes about .2 seconds to melt so you’ll want to brown the bread as quickly as possible. 

Mine were only in the pan for about a minute or two until the bread started to sear and develop a nice crispy golden crust. As soon as the cheese starts to ooze out the sides, it should be done. 

Now just remove them from heat and let them sit for a minute or two so the cheese can get a chance to firm up a bit. Then go for it (and sing me happy birthday)!

This post would have been so much better if I had a candle in the sandwiches. I think that would be appropriate, right?  Happy Birthday to me.

But before I go, good luck on the contest and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! 

xoxo,

GCS