Do your friends and relatives enjoy gathering at your house to watch the game, play cards, etc? Make it easy on yourself with these quick and easy snack recipes. Tell them to bring the drinks and/or desserts and you can entertain without a lot of fuss. Oh yeah, make them help clean up the mess before they leave!!
2 cups canola oil
6 corn taco shells
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 lb cooked crabmeat
1 can (4-oz) diced green chiles, drained
fresh chopped cilantro for garnish, if desired
Place the taco shells in a food processor and pulse evenly until ground or place shells in a large ziptop plastic food bag and crush by rolling a rolling pin over the bag.
In a medium bowl combine the crushed taco shells and flour. Add milk and eggs to the shells and mix well. Fold in the crab and chiles; let stand 10 minutes.
Place the oil in a large skillet and heat to 375 degrees over medium-high heat.
Line a platter with a double layer of paper towels to hold fritters after they are removed from the oil.
When the oil reaches 375 degrees, place heaping tablespoonsful of the mixture into the hot oil. Do this carefully so you don't get burned! Cook, turning once, for 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, removed to the prepared platter.
Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro when serving, if desired.
DIRTY CHEX SNACK MIX
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
9 cups any variety Chex cereal
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In a 1-qt microwavable bowl, mix chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.
In large bowl, place cereal. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon food storage plastic bag.
Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool for about 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Yield: 18 (1/2 cup) servings
HOMEMADE PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD
2 lb Velveeta cheese
small amount of cream
1 jar pimentos with juice
mayonnaise or salad dressing
Melt the Velveeta with the cream; add the pimentos and juice. Stir in enough mayonnaise or salad dressing to make a smooth consistency for spreading
Serve on party breads or with an assortment of crackers.
You will find many more quick and easy recipes on Linda's blog at http://grandmasquickfixrecipes.blogspot.com/ and slowcooker/crockpot recipes at http://grandmasslowcookerrecipes.blogspot.com/