What I love the most about Super Bowl Sunday is that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a sports fan, a specific team fan or you’re in it for the commercials, chances are this weekend you’ll be sitting in front of the TV with friends and family.
When I’m the hostess that whole “something for everyone” has to hold true for the food too. But when the party’s at my house, I don’t intend to spend the day in the kitchen. With the game not starting until evening and guests arriving in the early afternoon, my selections will run from snacks to munch on throughout the day to brunch-type appetizers that will be out on the food bar when my guests arrive, to hot, more substantial finger food that I’ll serve just before the game starts. Of course, you know I won’t forget dessert.
When my guests arrive I always have a fire going in the fireplace, and hot drinks ready. This year I’m making Spiked Raspberry Cocoa with Orange Whipped Cream:
There are snacks on all the coffee tables throughout the day. This year one of the selections will be my Butterfingers Popcorn:
Initially on the food bar I’ll have brunch themed options including my Apple French Toast Brunch Dip, which I serve with cinnamon toast sticks and cinnamon cookies.
I’ll also be including my Bagel Crisp Brunch Sandwiches.
Just before the game and the good commercials start, I’ll put out the hot food. I always include my BAKED Hot Wings. (My boys would disown me if I didn’t include them.) I make them ahead and keep them warm in my slow cooker.
Another favorite that makes the cut every year is my Pepperoni Pull-Apart Bread, it’s like individual pizza pockets. Because this requires rising time, I prepare this the night before so it rises overnight and is ready for cooking on game day. I serve it with my Homemade Marinara for dipping.
A brand new recipe I just developed this week will be making an appearance this year as well, my Burger Sliders on Potato Crisps.
No party is complete without dessert. Cream Cheese Toffee Cake. ‘Nuff said!
If, by any chance, you haven’t already made plans? Stop by my house, the door will be open. Oh, and GO PATRIOTS!