Sunday, September 8, 2013

In The Zone, The Football Zone

Has the football season invaded your house yet?
It sure has around here!
High school games, college games and pro games have all made it into our lives.
I get confused which color I should be wearing and when!
Regardless of what color I am wearing, I will be whipping up some fun football snack food and who doesn't like snack food?

The football fans in your house as well any one breathing...really...will LOVE these!

This recipe originated from Pepperidge Farm website.  You can go directly to their site or follow the directions below.  They used American cheese, but I prefer provolone cheese.  I'll leave that choice up to you.
Here's a list of what you need and what you need to do:
  • All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 of a 24-ounce package frozen sandwich steak, cut into thick strips
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
    1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
    2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 10-inch square.  Cut into 4 (5-inch) squares.
    3. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.  Remove the onion from the skillet.
    4. Increase the heat to medium-high.  Add the sandwich steaks to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until cooked through, stirring occasionally.
    5. Spoon one-fourth of the onion and one-fourth of the sandwich steaks on the bottom third of each pastry square.  Top each with 1 slice cheese.  Fold 2 opposite sides over the filling.  Roll up like a jelly roll.  Brush the pastries with the egg.  Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Cut the pastries in half diagonally to serve.

      Pretty simple directions, don't you think?   Much more fancy than just using ordinary rolls.  I love the texture of the juicy meat and cheese mixture combined with the puff pastry.  Mmmm, good!  In fact, this recipe may bring your football snacks up a notch from just chips and dip!

      Check out an earlier post called, Are You Ready for Some Football to get some simple football decorations to have at your gathering too.
      Get in the zone...the football zone because the season is upon us!  More "tailgating" snack ideas will be coming, so check back often!

      Celebrate the little things that make life TOUCHDOWN!!!!ooops, was watching the game...sweet!