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The Super Bowl is this Sunday and to make sure you host the best blowout bash, I'll be sharing all of my ideas for an awesome party. To get things started let's talk about the menu. Before you select a bunch of dishes, think about the crowd you will be serving. Will it be mostly people who are invested in the game? A male heavy group? A mix of football fans and people who are simply there to socialize? Choose dishes that will accommodate this group. My crew falls into the last category with a variety of meat-lovers and vegetarians planning to attend.
For appetizers set up a buffet of store bought or homemade dips (guacamole, buffalo chicken dip, hummus, and artichoke crab dip are my favorites). As the main course, offer oozing grilled mozzarella sandwiches and cheesesteak sliders. No Super Bowl party is complete without a deep fried treat and guests will be delighted to snack on super crispy onion rings. To look at these recipes, read more
I was at a New York airport recently when I came across these vending machines. Rather than vending typical fare like chips and sodas, these machines sold warmed-up hot dogs, fries, onion rings, and other prepared foods. I wasn't hungry (and I was about to miss my flight), so I didn't spring for them, but otherwise I might have. What about you — would you have given them a try?
A few months ago, I was supposed to grab dinner with my brother in LA. Unfortunately he had to work late, so a sit-down dinner was out of the question. However that was okay with me, this meant I finally had an excuse to go to Pink's, the famous LA hot dog institution. We got there around 11p.m. and there was definitely a crowd. To see what it was like, what we ordered, and learn why it's so darn popular, click the "Start Slideshow" button.
Tonight was one of those nights when I didn't really feel like making an elaborate meal for dinner. Mostly I just didn't want to have to clean up a big huge mess - I know you know what I'm talking about.
Good thing I had a bag of Alexia fries in the freezer. I just baked them in the oven, steamed up some broccoli, carrots, and other veggies, topped them with melted cheese, and dinner was served. Now I know these aren't the world's healthiest food you can eat, but looking at the ingredients, they're not bad for you either.
Alexia makes all kinds of delicious foods. I always keep a couple bags of their frozen fries in my freezer. I love the Olive Oil, Rosemary & Garlic fries, and my girls love the Waffle-Cut Potatoes with Seasoned Salt.
They also make organic frozen fries like Yukon Gold Julienne Fries with Sea Salt. My favorite has got to be the Sweet Potato Fries. When you bake them, they have the perfect combination of a crispy outside and a soft, tender inside.
At the grocery, I also saw that Alexia makes appetizers now too like Mozzarella Stix, Mushroom Bites, Onion Rings, and Pizza Snacks. These may be good to have in case someone pops in for a surprise visit.
Alexia makes their foods out of 100% natural ingredients. Not only that, they're also trans fat free. I can't say that much about mainstream frozen foods.
Fit's Tips: Not sure where to find Alexia products? Check out their website for store locations. You can probably find them at your nearest health food store, Whole Foods, or Wild Oats.