@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.