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Let me start this by saying- I AM NOT A UK FAN! (I don’t have my own team, just don’t like UK). And after all the car/couch burning, beer bottles thrown at police, and arrests, I am not inclined to join the crowd. However, I am proud that Kentucky is represented in the NCAA Championship this year. I know that it takes hard work and talent to get to this level of play. It is kind of like this… You don’t have to like the President, but at least respect the office. Make sense?

Regardless of which team you are pulling for, a large sporting event requires some equally high caliber appetizers. I have to work tomorrow night but we are going to have yummy food anyway. Maybe between patients we will grab a few bites. My two co-workers tomorrow night have food limitations- one is totally gluten free, the other a vegetarian. Bean dip meets both needs. Plus, who doesn’t like bean dip?!?

In case you don’t like bean dip…. (What is wrong with you?)

My favorite appetizers you might want to try:

Boneless Buffalo Wings

Guacamole (the king of all dips!)

Potstickers

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip (crockpot friendly!)

And some appetizers by other bloggers that look divine:

Cooking in Sens’ Mushroom Stuffed Brie

Meatballs and Milkshakes’ Edamame Hummus or Parmesan Cheddar Crackers

C+C Marriage Factory’s Queso Blanco

Vittles and Bits’ Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

How Sweet It Is- Homemade Snickers Bars

For the celebration, I am making Rufus’ White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic, the previously posted Green Herb Dip, and a gluten free chocolate pie (I will post later this week). I hope you enjoy your game day as much as I plan on enjoying this good food!

White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

  • 2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 5 green onions chopped fine
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt/pepper
  • 1 good squeeze of lemon
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
In a food processor, combine the above ingredients and pulse to desired consistency. Serve with tortilla chips.

 

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