Super Bowl Eats

At my house it was Shelly's Jazzy New Orleans Muffaletta Salad versus Indiana Corn & Sausage Bites. Now my Jazzy Muffaletta Salad is a Blue Ribbon Winner so I think it insured the New Orleans Saints victory but... Mmmm these Indiana Corn & Sausage Bites are awfully tasty too.

Shelly's Jazzy New Orleans Muffaletta Salad

2 (15 oz.) cans Cannellini Beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 cup Lindsay Pitted Large Black Olives, drained
1/2 cup Lindsay Manzanilla Pimento Stuffed Olives, drained
1/2 cup Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved
1/4 of a Red Onion, diced
1/2 a Cucumber, diced
1 cup Bocconcini (Bite-size balls of Fresh Mozzarella), halved
1/4 lb. (about 6 slices) Genoa Salami, diced
1 Tablespoon storebought Pesto Sauce
3 Tablespoons storebought Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
a few twists of Black Pepper to taste

Rinse and drain beans. Set aside. Drain olives and pulse in a mini food processor till finely chopped.

Pour onto beans. Dice onion, half tomatoes and mozzarella balls and add to bean & olive mixture. Dice Salami and add. Add all remaining ingredients. Mix till well combined. Best if made several hours before serving or even the night before.

Shelly's Indiana Corn & Sausage Bites

1 Sweet Italian Sausage, casing removed
2 Green Onions, diced
1 cup Corn Kernels, frozen defrosted
1/2 cup Colby Jack Cheese, grated
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Remove sausage from casing. Saute breaking it apart as it cooks. Cook till no pink is seen. Set aside to cool. Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (Pam non-stick spray works great for this) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Let them cool a few moments they pull away and pop right out. Makes 24.

The game was GREAT. The half time show... meh. I like The Who but it was a little Zzzzz boring. Darn Janet and Justin. A little exposed nipple region and we are forced to watch old guys dance around. Commercials weren't that exciting either... the Denny's chickens and Snicker's with Betty White & Abe Vigoda were cute but my favorite was:

Girl: So did you like "Little Women"
Dude: Yeah I'm not too picky.


~Oct said...

Congrats to New Orleans on the win (I'm still sad over the Colts loss but I'm an Indy girl). It was a great game.

Tara from MI said...

I liked this one;
Tara from MI

Michelle "Shelly" said...

It was a great game.

LOL Tara. Isn't he the cutest kid?!

Anonymous said...

we are so super stoked in Louisiana. we totally hope to get a state holiday! WHO DAT!

Anonymous said...

Happy for New Orleans! Great game. Wow, lots of give-a-ways, sounds like great fun. Enter

Anonymous said...

This salad sounds as good as the Muffalettas that I remember from New Orleans!! Can't wait to try it. Congrats to the was a great game :)


adoll said...

You are totally right Shelly, the commercials weren't very good this year except a few Bud Lite and Doritos ones. I like to watch the game (GO SAINTS), but the commercials are what I really wait for. Plus the food of course! I made a few different bites and the crowd favorite Italian Bean Salad! Thanks for all the great recipes.

Barbara said...

Cant wait to try your super bowl recipes.

They look sssooo good.Sign me up for the drawing please.It took me half a day to figure out where I could leave a commet.Love your recipes.I live in the middle of U.S. so cant get all the fish item you get.

Laura said...


Kathy W. said...

SO trying those bites! Well, with a few modifications. Not an Italian sausage fan and I can't eat onions, but the same as yours with everything else!

Shontel said...

I just made this....YUMMY!!! Its SOOOOO GOOOOOD!! It's hearty, and the flavors complement each other beautifully!! I lurk all the time, first time I've posted. Have tried some of your Tortilla are truly creative and have a gift for creative cooking!!

salathia said...

finally made some muffaletta, right? i had to change the beans to whatever i had in the pantry, because the store didn't have cannelini beans ... either way - girl - that's some good stuff! :)

michelechipello said...

New to the website. Want to make the protein Ice cream...any suggestions on an ice cream maker?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Michele, Glad to meet you. Here's a post I did awhile back about the ice cream makers I own... I recommend the Ice 20 Cuisinart machine: