So, it is time to get ready for a Super Food Spread on the 50 yard line for the SUPER BOWL. That is the best part for me. I have to keep up with scores for a “little project” I have at work, so I do watch the game. It is important to me to have everything ready and easy to serve before guests arrive. Right now my choices are wide open as to what I will serve to make my buffet the “winning score” for the game crowd. My youngest daughter says she is “side-lined” and isn’t watching the game because she’s on a diet and all that food is too fatty. Remember a party is a people event with food present, not a food event with people present. Right! Like I’m in step with that!
Now, what to serve for the pre-game dish? I like some munchies like the Noodle Nibbles or Deviled Cashews as a starter. A veggie and dip tray with a low fat cold dip is a way to “kick off” the party and it can be easily freshened during “time outs.” I like to add some of the BLT Bites, pickled jalapeño slices and a variety of olives from the deli section at the store to this tray too for a “kick off.” Then I like a hot dip such as spicy chili con queso with tostada chips (they sort of remind me of a penalty flag). A dry roasted snack like Tidbits served in the Chex Mix party bowl is a “first down.” You can make your favorite snack mix or buy a bag of ready-made. They are tasty and so easy but, in a very attractive dish.
A half-time show stopper is pizza (delivered) and small sliders. You can pre-grill the burgers before the game starts and keep them warm in a very slow oven. Serve them on small buns with a variety of flavored mayonnaise and mustards. This usually calms the crowds into a lull while they watch the super half-time show.
Then, by the fourth quarter, everyone is ready for something sweet. Some bite-size sweets to sweeten up the fans of the losing team are a “rule.” Remember that cookie exchange in December? It comes in handy here again. The Potato Chip Cookies are a “touch down” for fans of both teams! And the Brownie Bites are a “field goal” in the last minutes of the 4th quarter to end this party on a sweet note.
Good luck to your favorite team and have a “Super” cooking time….can’t wait for those commercials. I have a lot more snack, soup and dessert ideas in my recipe box. Take a ramble.