Super Bowl Sunday
Take a break from your new year’s resolutions and enjoy the game with great food.
Most Americans love Super Bowl parties and for many, it’s for the football and for most it’s about the commercials. But no doubt about it everyone loves the Super Bowl food.
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party it really should be casual and low-pressure because all of the guests are supposed to be watching the game during dinner!
Here are some ideas for your Super Bowl menu. Just good old American food. Don’t worry; you can go back on your diet on Monday!
Pigs In A Blanket
Roasted Potato Skins With Sour Cream, Cheddar & Chives
Garlic Drumettes With Creamy Dill Dip Or Blue Cheese Dip
7 Layer Dip & Chips
Avocado Lime Dip
Chili Pita Chips
Crudité Tray With Onion Dip
6 Food Sub Sandwiches
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Classic Red Beans & Rice
Game Day Chili
Roasted Chicken Enchiladas
Chocolate Chip Cookies
7 Layer Bars
Everyone wins betting. Set up a pool and have everyone choose charities to put in the boxes. Make a separate pool for kids with grab bag prizes.
Mix & Match those dishes! Everything doesn’t have to match. Serve food on casual everyday dishes and if you don’t have enough of one set, just mix and match.
Most of all, don’t stress. Have a fun time and may your team win!
“Work With What You Got!”
© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen
Packing A Picnic
*Pack lots of extra drinks in a cooler. When it’s hot outside picnickers get thirsty.
*Pack sweet treats. Bring fresh fruit such as berries and melon or cookies instead of ice cream.
*Keep prepared foods in the refrigerator until it is time to pack them up.
*Bring a soccer ball, football, baseball & mitts or a Frisbee. If you live close to the park either walk, rollerblade or ride your bikes.
*Pack sunscreen! Even when it is overcast or if you’re lying in the shade make sure to wear sunscreen.
Serving Food Outdoors
*When taking foods on a picnic make sure to keep perishables in the cooler with either ice or freezer packs until serving time. Make sure that the food is cold BEFORE it goes into the cooler.
*Pack just the right amount that you and your picnickers are going to eat. You don’t want to bring leftovers back home.
*If you are driving to your picnic don’t put your cooler and picnic basket in the hot trunk. Instead transport your picnic in the air-conditioned car.
*At you picnic site, keep the cooler and picnic basket in the shade. Open the cooler as little as possible.
*Never leave foods at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If the temperature outside is over 90°F, perishable foods should be left out no longer than 1 hour.
*If you buy a lot of take-out foods, such as fried chicken or barbecued beef, make sure to eat the food within 2 hours of pickup. Otherwise, buy the food in advance, refrigerate and reheat just before serving.
*Keep desserts made with whipped cream, cream cheese or dairy products refrigerated until you are ready to serve. Store any leftovers in a refrigerator or cooler.
*When preparing food outdoors, away from home, make sure to bring a jug of water, soap and paper towels for hand washing.