We all know why people really go to Superbowl parties. No, it’s not because they want to watch the game. Okay, maybe a little bit.
Let me rephrase: we all know why people who don’t like football go to Superbowl parties. You know who you are. You come after kickoff, sneak a seat in the back, take advantage of every opportunity to snag some taquitos, wings, and microbrew, and pretend to cheer every time the host’s favorite team scores a free throw.
They score free throws in football, right?
I am obviously one of these people. I don’t give a lick about (or know a lick about) football. I go because I love crappy American party food: buffalo wings, chips n’ dip served from a chip-n-dip, tater skins, jalepeno poppers, nachos slathered in Velveeta. It’s the kind of food I never make myself, so I look forward to gettin down with my big-hipped self and indulging from time to time. It’s in the same of America, and football, after all.
That being said, if you’re looking to serve some food at your shindig that’s not from the frozen section of Costco, I’ve got some ideas for ya.
Kale and gorgonzola swirls. An easy, delicious app that your guests will think took you forever to make. But they won’t.
Blue cheese and Irish cheddar gougeres. Soooo worth the work, my friends. These are the infamous little numbers that Husband and I scarfed straight from the oven.
Tortilla soup. Do something different for the troops this year.
Turkey taco chili. Heart warming. Delicious. Totally easy.
And for dessert? Chocolate stout cupcakes with bittersweet ganache. There’s beer in them, for goodness sakes. There is nothing more appropriate for the Superbowl.
I’ve come across a few recipes in the last few weeks that I’ve earmarked for y’all as well:
- Bacon wrapped potato bites from The Kitchn. Oh. My. Yum.
- Mexican layer dip from Pioneer Woman. A down-home, man-pleasin P-Dub special.
- Parmesan cream crackers from Smitten Kitchen. Can you imagine a triple-cream on top of one of these suckers?
- Tiny football-shaped oreo truffles from Bakerella. I dare you to find a cuter football-shaped treat.
- Candied bacon ice cream from David Leibovitz. Yeah, you heard me.
- Homemade beef jerky from Homesick Texan. Your guests will scarf this stuff.
As for me? What am I making, you ask? Well, since Husband’s birthday happens to fall on Superbowl Sunday this year, I’m going all out. I don’t want to give too much away in case my lovely guests are reading this post, but I will tell you this: it will involve lots of meat (bacon, chorizo, and prime rib), lots of cheese (the stinky kind), and lots of love. And I’ll leave it at that for now.
Have a fabulous weekend full of friends, food and football (or, you know, ignoring football)!