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Super Bowl and Chili Party

Time for the ultimate post-holiday winter celebration.  Super Bowl and Chili.  They pretty much go together but they can also stand alone.  This will be open until the end of the game on Sunday.  If you are interested in co-hosting let me know.  So, link up what you have!  Just so you know, we are running a test of GoogleAdwords with Linky Party traffic.  So, we might see some increased traffic levels.  We will be awarding prizes as follows:

  • $25 Starbucks Giftcard to the featured item-Delicious looking Hot Artichoke Dip from Judy at Savoring Today
  • Kitchen Gadget to the entry number corresponding to total passing yards-560 (I may have been overly optimistic on the number of entries here) we will drop the 0 and that leaves us with 56 Susan from ZentMrs and the Mr.
  • Kitchen Gadget corresponding to the total number of turnovers-3 Diana from Diana Rambles
  • Kitchen Gadget corresponding to the total points from both teams-65 Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines
  • Kitchen Gadget corresponding to the jersey of the most valuable player-#5 Krista from Every Day Mom’s Meals (Krista is my daughter’s name too :) )

Here are the rules:

  • Please place the button or link up on your site.
  • Link up as many items as you want that have to do with Superbowl or chili (food, crafts, party decorations etc.)
  • Visit at least three other entries.
  • Come back Sunday after the game to see who won.
  • If you don’t have a site and would like to submit a recipe send me the recipe with a picture via email
  • Follow Tumbleweed Contessa and other hostesses (TBD) on Facebook or via email

Superbowl and Chili Cookoff

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Are you ready for some football?  Here is my football watchin chili recipe.  Super Bowl of ChiliChili


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Super Bowl Means Super Food

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.

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