While I am far from a devoted football fan, I always kind of look forward to the Super Bowl as a fun excuse to get together with friends, eat like a boy and tune in for the commercials/halftime shows/betting/wardrobe malfunctions. It’s been a beloved tradition the last couple of years for us to host a wild and wintery Sunday night of trivia games (even for those of us who have no idea what’s going on in the game), make-your-own-pizzas and cash prizes. And while, sadly, we will not be putting on a repeat performance this year (hoping to get back on track for 2015!) it doesn’t mean I can’t indulge in a Super Bowl treat or two, right? And with game day just around the corner, it’s time to get our snack game in order, people! Here are just a few of my faves to kick off (see what I did there?) a fantastic Super Bowl fiesta…
An easy, bite-sized option to get the party started (and veggie friendly!)
Take the usual guacamole dip up a notch this year with my punchy pomegranate kick; dip classic tortilla chips and/or veggie sticks.
Anything on a stick is party-friendly in my book. These antipasto kabobs hit most of the major food groups and can be made ahead of time for ease of entertaining on game day.
Whip up a big batch of these and place them about the room in place of a salty nut mix.
Pulled chicken in a buffalo sauce just makes sense with football, am I right? Bonus! This is three recipes in one – pick your favorite!
Classic, filling, and (despite their name) surprisingly elegant when you do them the Martha Stewart way…
Football and beer are kind of a power couple, but a Shandy is a fun afternoon alternative if you want to cut back on alcohol consumption or you just enjoy a refreshing pop of citrus (who doesn’t really…)
The ultimate dessert indulgence. Why just make plain old chocolate chip cookies when you can make Buttered Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies?
I actually did make these one year (they did not stick around long enough to capture my own photo) and they were a huge hit – people really appreciate the adorability [ed. note: I thought I made this word up but shockingly, I didn’t!] of the mini footballness (ok, that I did make up).
To spice up your cocktails, Shandies, or sparkling water for your designated drivers, a few trays of sassy ice are the perfect touch!
Go, team, go!