I was raised a Browns fan. *Cue the violins.*
The Browns have only made the playoffs five times in my lifetime, and not once in the past decade. Outsiders may think Browns fans are naive or perhaps willfully ignorant. But I can tell you, we are not. We know full well how woefully bad our team is. We know each Sunday as we sit down to watch it’s likely that we’ll be disgusted, disappointed, and crabby in four hours. But we’re a faithful bunch, and we stick with em, painful as it is.
If you want someone to be loyal to you through thick and thin, marry a Browns fan.
The Superbowl game holds little excitement for a Browns fan. But Superbowl parties? That’s something I can get excited about.
Any party that justifies throwing a bunch of mini sausages in a crock pot is a winner in my book.
Of course, I love any excuse to make appetizers, so I was thrilled to learn that the theme for this week’s Sunday Supper was Superbowl foods.
I had a hard time deciding what to make for this special party, but a flip through the book On a Stick! gave me all the inspiration I needed. The cookbook is authored by Matt Armendariz, the photographer and writer behind the blog Matt Bites. If you haven’t checked out the blog, or the book, you need to. The On a Stick cookbook is loaded with tantalizing recipes (can you say sangria pops?!) that are easy to make and of course, look great! Who doesn’t love food on a stick?
Matt includes a recipe for a basic pizza on a stick, which of course, lends itself to tons of delicious variations. I decided to adapt the recipe to suit a football party, by putting all the favorite flavors of Buffalo hot wings into a pizza! This comes together so quickly–just a little bit of Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, blue cheese, and store bought pizza dough is all you need to make these cutie-patooties.
I can’t have hot wings without some celery, so I used celery sticks as the stick for these pizza bits. Simply cut a point into a celery stalk and thread it through one end for a complete portable meal. Feel free to serve these with a side of blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping. I know I will.
Hope your tables are full, your team wins, and your bellies are satisfied!
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 can refrigerated pizza dough (I used whole wheat)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
- 1/2 cup hot buffalo wing sauce
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese
- 4 ounces blue cheese
- Celery sticks or popsicle sticks, for serving
Recipe by NeighborFood