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GAME DAY SNACKS FOR 2

A great collection of Game Day Snacks for 2, including mini appetizers, finger foods, and dips.We are football fans at my house!  Last weekend was filled with playoff games and lots of excitement.  That can only mean one thing..there must be game day snacks. 

It is easy to fix a table full of appetizers when you are having a large crowd over, but a little more challenging when you are fixing game day snacks for 2.   For my downsized cooking post this week, I want to share some ideas for the snacks we had.

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MASCARPONE FILLED BREAKFAST ROLLS FOR 2

A delicious, easy brunch recipe. Refrigerated biscuits stuffed with mascarpone cheese, rolled in butter-cinnamon-sugar. Sprinkled with cranberries and nuts. Drizzled with a rich icing.  In 2008 I was chosen as a finalist for the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-off Contest.  I cannot even express how exciting this was and what an unforgettable experience.

My recipe was Mascarpone-Filled Cranberry Walnut Rolls.  I was chosen as the winner of my category (Breakfast/Brunch)  and one of the 5 finalists to win the $1,000,000 dollars!  I did not win that but did receive $5000 and a new stove.

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1 ROTISSERE CHICKEN- 4 DOWNSIZED MEALS

I love all of the recipes that can be created from using 1 rotisserie chicken.  For this post on my downsized cooking feature, I want to share a few of those ideas using a chicken.


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These rotissere  chickens are not only convenient, they are inexpensive.  I buy mine at Sam’s and they cost $4.99.  I only use the breast meat and this usually nets about 4 cups of meat.  My husband likes to eat the legs.    I bought this last weekend and made 4 different meals that were enough to feed 2 people.  If you prefer more meat in any of the dishes,  you can still make 3 of the 4 dishes. 

I serve these meals with a salad or vegetable.

When I go to Sam’s, I usually buy 2 of these chickens.  We eat part of it for supper that night and then I make another dish from the remaining meat.  I cut the meat off of the second one and put it in smaller freezer bags for future use.  I like to make chicken salad from the rotisserie chicken but when I do this, I make it while the meat is still warm so that the flavors blend better.  The possibilities of recipes are endless but I want to share some of the comfort foods that I made last weekend.

1 Rotissere Chicken can produce 4 downsized meals. Perfect for 2 people. Inexpensive and delicious.

 
CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS                                                                    rotissere chicken, chicken, biscuits
Creamed Chicken and Biscuits
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 frozen biscuits, baked
  2. 2 Tablespoons butter
  3. 2 Tablespoons flour
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  6. 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  7. 1/2 cup half and half (or whole milk)
  8. 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
  9. 2-3 drops yellow food coloring
  10. 1 cup rotisserie chicken breast, shredded or cubed
  11. 1 cup prepared mashed potatoes
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in medium sized saucepan or dutch oven over a medium heat. Add the flour, salt and pepper, whisk together until smooth.
  2. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, half and half, soup and food coloring. (Start with 1 drop and add desired amount). Stir in the chicken. Reduce heat and simmer over a low heat until mixture thickens, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from the heat. Serve with hot biscuits and mashed potatoes.
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