Superbowl food…..hosting…eeek

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Pulled pork sliders are always a good choice. I also like to do baked potato soup in the crock pot then people get to load up with bacon, chives, sour cream, etc… They always have fun doing that! But I haven’t made that for super bowl before. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@shanbp:  I would pick something that could be done in the slow cooker so it’s ready to go whenver it is decided it’s dinner time: chili, pulled pork,ribs,  meatballs for subs etc.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve always found that setting up a DIY kind of thing works best– for the Super Bowl, that could be chili with toppings, a taco bar, a hot dog bar or make your own pizzas with a variety of toppings. That way, picky eaters can be sated alongside those who will eat anything! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@shanbp:  I always make chili for the superbowl. 🙂  Making your own salsa is a good one – fresher, tastier, healthier.  Short recipe, if you haven’t dne it before:  tomatoes, a white onion, jalapenos/other hot peppers to taste, cilantro, and lime juice.  Chop up and throw in a bowl together.  Guacamole also good.

Potato Skins, chicken wings, meatballs.  If you prepare carrot and celery sticks, or apple slices, or whatever, and put them out, guys will eat them.  If you ask them if they want that, they may say no, because some of us eschew vegetables, or think they’re not party food.  But if it’s there, they will be absentmindedly nibbled as everyone is mesmerised by Peyton Manning calling “OMAHA.”

Also, if beer is the only beverage at hand, guys will drink more, just because they’re thirsty.  So, f there’s pop, and water, that happens to keep ending up on the table, less drunkeness may occur 😛

But, on the subject of beer, Heineken and, the much tastier, Warsteiner, do mini kegs that you can buy at thhe liquor store, and are a good price per glass, and fun for a party.  They also stay fresh for 30 days if there’s leftovers.

PP’s’ suggestion of pulled pork is also excellent.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My friend’s epic super bowl parties always feature a crock pot full of melted Velveeta mixed with a can of the Rotel spicy diced tomatoes. Just cube the Velveeta, throw it in the crock pot together with the Rotel and stir til its all melted. Serve with Fritos for dipping.

Super Bowl is the only time of year I let myself eat such wonderfully junky stuff 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@shanbp:  I’m enough of a guy to be a druken idiot, and a poor eater, and old enough to know it 😛

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

A chili bar is easy and it was a big hit at our New Years party. We set out sour cream, shredded cheddar, green chilies, jalapenos, soup crackers and fruits. I have two crockpots so I would do chili in one and pulled pork for sliders in the other. Then a veggie tray and two types of hot dip (buffalo chicken dip and a spinach or artichoke dip is my vote), salsa, chips, and bite sized desserts like cheesecake bites or cookies.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve made “guy food” a few times for my FI’s friends and the last time I tried these frozen tempura shrimp from Whole Foods…holy crap, the guys went nuts over them. They were gone in three seconds. They come battered and frozen; all you have to do is bake them (healthier) or pan/deep fry them (tastier). I serve them with sweet chili dipping sauce. I always put out the standard nachos, pizza, veggies & dip, etc. as well. The shrimp add something a bit “different” but still easy!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@beachbride1216:  Don’t forget chives/green onions!  I fact, all the same toppings can serve double duty for a potato skins/baked potato bar!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wings and pizza!

Every year I make

7 Layer Taco Dip
Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip
Quesadillas
Nachos
Chicken wings (Buffalo)
Pizza

And I make two new things!

Last year I did potato wedges and Mozzarella sticks! Not sure what I’m doing this year, yet!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@laureneliz87:  Oh awesome idea – though I would say, go all out, and batter your own stuff!  You can get tempura mix – I’ve never done tempura – but beer batter is super easy.  It’s beer and flour.  Seriously.  Then you dip things in it, and dump them in a pot of oil, remove with slotted spoon.  Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, shrimp, and, if you manage to make super duper thick awesome batter, you can even do balls of cheese (I have never done this successfully).  Apparently the flowers on zuchini are edible, and are quite tasty fried this way.

You can also make better thhe same way with wine, water, or any other liquid.  It’s good fun, and will lead to many comments like “damn, man how’d you land this awesome lady?  You don’t deserve all this, you lucky f**cker!”

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@shanbp

If its cold out maybe chili with corn bread or a chowder. fills people up fast and goes with beer! 

FOOTBALL SEASON: Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders. 6-8 Chicken breasts Frank’s Red Hot Sauce Package Ranch Dressing Put in low crackpot for 5-6 hours. Shred, remove extra juices and add additional Frank’s sauce to taste. Serve on King Hawaiian Rolls and ranch dressing.

 

Kings Hawaiian Baked Ham & Swiss Sandwiches.

ive always wanted to make these with some chowder for a party. looks so good i had to share

 

 

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