Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh!

Dijah see it? Didjah feel it?

SUNDAY FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Cowboys played the Giants… and it was a nail biter. Fumbles, turnovers, minimal scoring with the opportunities presented… and yet, Dallas prevailed.

For the game we made N.Y. System Hot Wieners with homemade onion rings and spicy sweet potato fries. There was totally a green salad served on the side, too- but that was just to make us feel better. As far as health goes, this was in the tank, but it was the first game and we did it up right!

We bought the N.Y. System Wieners, as well as the Hot Wiener Spice Mix, which we made to the specifications and loaded up our buns… that was the easy part!


Martinka Rings

Prep: 75 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Servings: 8

You will need:
1 c AP flour
3 c buttermilk
A dash of cayenne
Salt to taste
4 Vidalia onions, sliced4 c peanut oil
4 c AP flour seasoned with s&p

1. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, flour, cayenne and salt until the mixture is smooth. Then, in the refrigerator,  soak the onion rings in the batter for 2 hours.


2. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 375* (use a candy thermometer), Remove onion rings from batter in batches, and dredge through seasoned flour. Fry until golden brown (3-4 minutes). Drain onto a paper towel and salt.



3. Serve while warm- storing is not recommended.


Sweet Potato Fries with a Southern Spice Flare

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

You will need:

2# sweet potatoes cut into wedges
3 T olive oil
1 1/2 t brown sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t chili powder
Dash of cayenne

1. Preheat oven to 425*.

2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and toss potatoes in until they’re all covered.

3. Roast on a baking sheet for 30 minutes (until crisp) turning once.

4. …we kept them warm in the toaster oven while we prepped the rest of dinner- just in case your timing is off :) These fries also reheat well!


Lastly, put the whole meal together- top it with some onions and don’t forget your Hot Wiener Sauce(!)- and enjoy the season! Thanks for the WIN and awesome dogs, New York!


Football… It’s baaaaaacccckkkkk!






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