Superbowl XLIX is this Sunday, and though I’m not really a football fan, there are always two things that pull me into the festivities: the half-time show and the food.
Superbowl party food is an institution unto itself, people are pretty serious about it. Talk about stadium food; it’s now a “thing” to build elaborate stadiums made of food. A field full of guacamole, tater tot spectators , corn dogs, all shored up by Italian subs. (I’ve also seen this done with Twinkies, but I just can’t…)
Every year, leading up to the big game day, every TV show that features any kind of food segment is rife with new and exciting ideas to add to the game-day buffet. But if anything like me, a healthy appreciation for the newfangled is mixed with a traditional Thanksgiving-style stodginess for the classics. It’s a once a year opportunity to feast on all those things you wouldn’t normally give yourself permission to indulge in otherwise; at least not all at once. But I’m adventurous too, so I like to mix it up; the classics, with just enough of a unique variety to keep things interesting and fresh.
That said, I took to Pinterest, a veritable gold mine of culinary delights, and where you’ll find practically anything you’re looking for for any occasion or holiday.
Here are some of my picks for this year’s game-day feast.
From the deviled eggs that look like footballs, to the decadent chocolate covered strawberries that look like…footballs, and everything in between, like copycat Wingers buffalo wing sauce and who doesn’t love 7-layer bean dip? This site features 25 recipes that’ll make you culinary VIP.
Three words: Bourbon glazed kielbasa. Hang on, stay with me here. Four ingredients, AND you make it in the slow cooker. Easy peasy.
Indoor S’mores! Who doesn’t want s’mores? Indoor, outdoor, whatever. But we’re talking February, so to heck with the bonfire, pass the Hershey bars.
Chef In Training
Any Superbowl party would not be compete without chili, and this recipe for cowboy chili is fantastic!
iSave A to Z
Handmade in the Heartland
Mmmm is for Mommy
Every Little Thing.
Cocktail meatballs have to be somewhere in the mix as far as I’m concerned. These meatballs from Every Little Thing incorporate a little sweetness, a little spice, and you make ’em in the slow cooker.
the emerging foodie
Because no Superbowl party should be without guacamole, the emerging foodie has a recipe for guacamole that’ll knock your tube socks off. And it’s made with greek yogurt and edamame in addition to the classic ingredients.
Buffalo chicken sliders. You know, just to sort of pull together the slider and the buffalo chicken themes. This recipe from Hip2Save is buffalo pulled chicken with ranch dressing mix, buffalo sauce and topped with creamy cole slaw. Yum.
Enjoy your game day, and don’t forget to watch the Puppy Bowl during commercials!