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What’s Cookin Up For Superbowl?

I am sooo not a football fan, but one of my favorite things about Superbowl Sunday is the yummy food. The ladies in my family just chit chat around the food while the guys get crazy over the game.

I’ve been playing around with some ideas to make for this weekend at my moms and knew I wanted to bring a fun dip of some sort. I love hummus, but have never made my own before, so thought I’d give it a shot. Went shopping yesterday and while I was talking out loud to myself, searching for things, my 5 year old says, “mommy what are chicken peas?” I thought it was cute, my kids are so funny! They must take after their mother. Ok, totally kidding!

After I got all of my ingredients, I decided to try out some homemade hummus this morning with my 2 year old sitting on the counter with me. He helped me put everything in the food processor and enjoyed pushing all the buttons and watching it mix up. Note: The garlic and red bell pepper can be made ahead of time. I usually stick them in the oven in the morning, then they are on hand when I need them. It’s not a big deal and it adds huge flavor to this dip!

I don’t know why I waited so long to make this, talk about yummy and healthy. Me and the little guy were dipping Triscuits at 9:00am this morning saying Mmmmm!

If you are looking for a good dip to bring this weekend, I assure you, you’ll love this! Enjoy!

I know, I got a little carried away with the pictues this morning! It’s just a Triscuit.

Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus

16 oz can Bush’s Best garbanzo chick peas, drained (or chicken peas as my 5 year old calls them)
Juice of one lemon
6 cloves roasted garlic cloves *see notes*
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small red bell pepper, roasted, chopped * see notes*
Salt and Pepper to taste (I added a few pinches of each)
Parsley sprigs to garnish
Box of Triscuits or Pita chips for dipping

1. Place chick peas, lemon juice, roasted garlic and olive oil into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Remove and transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in red bell pepper and salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley or finely chop and sprinkle it on top. Serve with Triscuits or Pita Chips and Enjoy!!

**Roasting Garlic and Red Pepper**
1. Wrap bulb of garlic (skins and all) loosely in foil. Place red bell pepper on foil. Place both into a preheated oven at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour. Remove garlic and let cool for 10 minutes. Gently cut off one end, then sqeeze roasted garlic into a bowl. Mix until smooth.
2. Remove bell pepper from oven and place into a brown paper bag for 15 minutes. Remove darkened skin, then finely dice/chop.