Join me in congratulating Cliff McCormick as he accepts the role as Concession Manager for Berry Center, CF-FCU Stadium, Pridgeon Stadium and CFISD Natatorium. Cliff joined our team in 2017 as Warehouse Manager and will be graduating from college in December with a degree in business. Cliff's family is a CFISD family! His wife Ebony is a teacher at Owens Elementary and his brother-in-law Frank Fraley is an Assistant Principal at Cy Woods High School.
Recipes from the Bacon Cook-Off
Honey Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Chicken
1st PLACE PRIZE WINNER FOR BACON ENTREE, Devon Perry
Bacon strips – use a thinner cut strips of bacon
Season all salt
Cut chicken breast into bit size pieces roughly 1”x1”
Toss chicken breast with season all salt – 1 Tablespoons per chicken breast
Cut standard length bacon strips into quarters
Wrap bacon around the chicken chunks to where it barely overlaps
Place on baking sheet with parchment overlap side down to prevent from unwrapping
Bake at 350 for 16 minutes
While baking mix approximately a quarter cup of honey with a tablespoon or Sriracha. Taste to see if you would like to make it spicier
After 16 minutes brush on honey/sriracha glaze
Turn heat up to 400 and bake an additional 3-5 minute to crisp bacon
Remove bacon wrapped chicken chunks from the pan into another pan and brush with the remaining glaze
BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES
2ND PLACE PRIZE WINNER FOR BACON APPETIZER, Beth Wade
1 lb bacon
Package of little smokies
Cut bacon in 1/3
Wrap around smokies and insert toothpick
Spray Pam in glass Pyrex dish
(The secret to great ones is using the glass dish)
2 hours before baking cover with brown sugar to “marinate”
Bake at 375 for 40 minutes – turn at 20 minutes
BACON CHEESE DIP
2ND PLACE PRIZE WINNERS FOR DIP, Claudia, Sara, and Majibi
4 slices bacon
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
8 ounces swiss cheese shredded
2 green onions
4 buttery crackers
Cook the bacon until evenly brown, drain and crumble.
In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese with mayonnaise until smooth, stir in swiss cheese, onions and bacon.
Place bowl in microwave and cook for two minutes remove and stir well return to microwave and cook for 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle crackers on top serve warm.
3RD PLACE PRIZE WINNER FOR BACON APPETIZER, Nicole Williamson
¼ cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces Bleu cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
Combine all ingredients, reserving one half of bacon to sprinkle on top. Serve with assorted crackers. Yields 2 cups.
FRUIT SALAD RECIPE
1ST PLACE PRIZE WINNER FOR DESSERT, Sandra Uribe
One 16oz jar. from Cherries.
5 Pounds of Red Apple
24 oz. Sour Cream
Two Cans of 20 oz Pineapple Slices.
Two Cans of 20 oz Peaches slices.
One Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk.
Pecans to Taste.
Juice the Can of the Cherries
Cut all Apples, Peaches, & Pineapples into small pieces, and put in a pan.
In Separate Container add the Sweetened Condensed Milk, Sour Cream, pecans and cherry juice to taste and blend everything and empty over the fruit, mix with a spoon and garnish with more pecans and cherries. Serves 30 people
BLANCA’S SPECIAL SALSA
1ST PLACE PRIZE WINNER FOR SALSA, Blanca and Nicole
2 jalapeno peppers
2 chile de arbol
2 cloves of garlic
Sauté all ingredients. Blend together and add cilantro.