Technically the Super Bowl is not a holiday, but it's such a celebrated day that it really should be considered a holiday. I've always wondered why they (they = the people in charge, ex. the US government) don't schedule the game for a Monday instead of a Sunday and let everyone in the nation have the day off to watch the game? When I say everyone, I mean everyone - even the people who work at Safeway and McDonalds. It could be called National Super Bowl Day, or for those who are seriously PC, National Football Appreciation Day. Is there any other day that is so whole heartedly American and celebrated by all religious groups, ethnicities, and ages?
I think not and thats why it's time to appropriately go incredibly over the top when planning your Super Bowl Party. I'm cheering for the Chicago Bears (because my mom was born in Baltimore-the original home of the Colts who packed up their team in the middle of the night and sneakily moved to Indianapolis - ask any true Baltimorian who they want to win and they will answer: The Bears) and made fun little blue and orange football shaped invites. Today I'm sharing my menu (which is full of delicious ideas that will take you from kick-off to overtime) so, read more.
Please note: if you are looking for healthy diet friendly recipes to make for your Super Bowl party stop reading.
Below I have compiled a menu of my favorite Super Bowl Sunday dishes that I only splurge on once a year. It's Super Bowl food, it's not supposed to be healthy. To start I'll have a smorsgasbord of appetizers to be consumed during the first and second quarters. Classic Spinach Dip and Baked Feta and Goat Cheese with Marinara will be paired with french bread croutons. You can't have the Super Bowl without nachos or chicken wings and I'll do my own interpretations with the Best Ever Nacho Layer Dip (if you only make one of my recipes make this one! I've been making it for four years and it gets rave reviews every time) and Chipotle Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip. After Prince's performance during half-time, I'll bowl up the main course: a hearty Chili with Cornbread Topping. Finally if people are still hungry or craving something to satisfy their sweet tooth, during the fourth quarter commercials I'll plate a delightfully divine dessert: Black Bottom Chocolate Pie.
Got a must-make Super Bowl party recipe? Tell me about. Stay tuned because tomorrow I'll be talking drinks for this party!