Burning questions of the day:
- What happens when you stay up until midnight brainstorming blog ideas with your hubby?
- Is it possible to have a Whole30 Super Bowl?
- Can I call this a recipe?
- Why am I writing a blog post at 11pm at night?
- Why are my feet always so dang COLD?
1. You come up with a grand plan of the perfect Super Bowl menu, all able to be assembled in 60-90 minutes in the kitchen (trust me, I’m fighting for the 60 for you!) You then discover that in order to pull the whole thing off, you’ve got to make sure to share each of the recipes this week, so that everyone has them by this weekend to get them ready for next weekend. Some bloggers who plan ahead better probably already had this figured out, but not me. Clearly planning ahead isn’t really my thing.
2. Yes. And you’re going to. And it’s going to include these delicious pepperoni and pineapple skewers, a pot of chili, some sticky sweet and spicy wings, an awesome avocado dip, and devils on horseback. And if you don’t know what devils on horseback are – just wait. You’ll know soon enough. (And yes, you’re getting all of those recipes this week. Life is good!)
3. Ummmm, not really sure on number 3 here. I’m putting in a recipe card so you have measurements and amounts, but it’s more of an “idea” than a “recipe.” That being said, it’s a delicious idea and you should use it!
4. Because when you have a lightbulb at midnight the night before, you run to the store first thing in the morning, cook and prep until noon, shoot some photos, edit some photos, then head to coach CrossFit for 4 hours and don’t get home ’til 9pm. Then once you get home, you stuff your face with the sweet and spicy wings, you know, for “research” – gotta make sure the recipe is legit – then take a shower and sit down in front of the computer to finally get the post up….and it’s 11pm. I need to have lightbulbs about two weeks earlier, I think.
5. This one is a mystery. If anyone has any thoughts, I am open to hearing them. The minute the temperature outside dips below about 60, my toes turn into icicles, and there is very little that can rescue them. If you have a cure, I’m sure Brandan would be very grateful, as sharing a bed with icicle toes can be quite miserable.
Enough ado about my icicle toes. Let’s talk pizza.
Pizza is one of my favorite foods. And one of my favorite kinds of pizza is pepperoni and pineapple. I’m not a big fan of the ham and pineapple – I know that’s more traditionally a combo, but the ham just doesn’t do anything for me. Pepperoni, on the other hand, is spicy, flavorful, and the perfect counter to the sweet chunks of pineapple.
For awhile now, I’ve been eating pepperoni and pineapple as a snack. I usually just take a piece of pineapple, set two chunks of pineapple on it, fold it up like a taco, and eat it in two bites. They’re delicious, require no cooking, and are a super fast snack to have on hand. (Raise your hand if you get sick of snacking on Lara Bars.)
No, it’s no pizza. But it does get me that awesome flavor combo that I love on the pizza, without all the bread and cheese to make me feel terrible afterwards.
This is the first time I’ve skewered them, and I have no idea why it took me so long. Even easier to pull out and snack on, and you can just eat it right off the stick. There’s not really a whole lot to these – cube up some pineapple, then fold your pepperoni in half and in half again before stabbing it.
Make sure if you’re Whole30, you’re getting compliant pepperoni. I get Applegate Farms brand at the deli counter where they slice it for me, and the ingredient label is visible through the glass, so I can make sure there’s no sugar or additives in it! Just remember to read your ingredient labels. Happy snacking!
These pepperoni and pineapple skewers are the perfect quick appetizer. A little sweet and a little spicy, they're sure to please a crowd!
- 1 medium pineapple
- 1/4 pound sliced pepperoni
- Cut up your pineapple into bite-size chunks.
- On each skewer, stab a piece of pineapple, then fold over a piece of pepperoni twice and stab it.