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POSTED BY: Stefanie LaSalle
If you've been following along, our friends really like having parties. Everything from Superbowl to the Olympics - we have a party to celebrate it.
Another thing we also really love...food.
Besides the Superbowl Chili Contest that we've been hosting the last few years, we also compete during the Oscars. The category changes every year, and we try to tie in the theme with one of the picture nominees. Last year, the contest was Pie (for Life of Pi). GET IT?
This year, in honor of the animated film Frozen (2013) the challenge was FROZEN FOODS.
Once again, our friends did not disappoint. See what we all cooked up below!
Frozen Item: Puff Pastry
I found a wonderful little recipe for Jalapeno Popper Pies, made with puff pastry. I only baked half the batch that I made and froze the other half. They freeze really well!
Frozen Item: Pretzels
Meaghan used frozen soft pretzels and baked on a nice layer of cheese. Simple and delicious!
Frozen Item: NONE - Frozen food inspired
Jason thought outside the box with this one. Instead of making a new food using a frozen item, he made a homemade version of a usually frozen food item! Here we have homemade hot pockets. These also freeze really well.
Frozen Item: Pierogis (mini)
Rob made buffalo pierogis! Spicy, crispy and cheesy. Mini was definitely the way to go here - perfect bite sized.
Frozen Item: Ice cream
Adam got all fancy on us and made Baked Alaska with homemade meringue! We didn't get a picture of it before we all dug in, but it was beautiful.
Frozen Item: Mini Waffles
"Dayna" made this batch of mini-waffle smores. She heated them in a 500 deg oven right before serving to give them that charred smores goodness.
Dayna's name is now on the trophy. She was very excited! Good job, Dayna.
BONUS SNACK: Cheese Porcupine
This little fella may look a bit...scary. But he was a great little beer-cheese dip! He may also be re-imagined as a football for our Superbowl party next year...
BONUS CATEGORY: Best Dressed
The Skelsies! Baby Skelskie was wearing a red Mossimo dress from Target. She was accompanied by her dad, who was very fancy in a bow tie and hat.