From the first throw of a ball by school children and leading all the way to the joy by many for professional football no one can dispute the great preparation by many in coming up with great snacks to enjoy during sport events. The key is to prepare snacks that are not just tasty but also delicious and nutritious. One does not have to go as far back as the 1890’s during the start for the fascination in football, to first learn about the joy in spending great quality time with family and friends. (Hornetfootball.org, History of Football). Today, families still work together and find time for sports or special events. One such family took working together a step further and started supplying their friends and neighbors with their delicious nutritious family recipe salsa and soon when more orders started to come in they decided to come up with their Ugly dawg Salsa to distribute to market. “Blake’s Ugly Dawg Salsa started as a 23 year old family recipe. The family gathered each fall in September to make their yearly supply using the best Colorado roasted pueblo chilies and other fresh ingredients”. (Ugly-dawg.com, 2012).
Their products can be found at your local Whole Foods market. There are many recipes available by the company in addition to serving their natural delicious salsa with great chips. Also, some come in a gift pack and to witness first hand you could visit from time to time the ugly dawg.com family Grandpa at your local TCF bank which has business showings about once a month for local business owners. In closing, enjoy this one healthy chicken and salsa recipe below and remember that salsa is also very delicious with eggs and breakfast potatoes:
Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 teaspoons of taco seasoning mix
1 Cup of Salsa
1 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 tablespoons of sour cream (Optional but yummy)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
2. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of chicken breasts, and pour salsa over all. (Added note: if the chicken is browned in a frying pan the cooking time could be cut in half depending on oven).
3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juicy and its juices run clear.
4. Sprinkle chicken evenly with cheese, and continue baking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream if desired, and serve. Enjoy. (All recipes.com, Salsa Chicken).
Allrecipes.com. Salsa Chicken. Retrieved from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/salsa-chicken/
Hornetfootball.com. Football History. Retrieved from http://www.hornetfootball.org/documents/football-history.htm
Ugly-dawg.com. Pictorial: History of Ugly-Dawg Salsa. Retrieved from http://www.ugly-dawg.com/Pictorial.html
article by Theresa Nielsen, Publisher and Online Marketing Manager.