It’s time to start planning your Super Bowl Party! Everyone knows that the Super Bowl Party is really about friends, food, and beverages. The outcome of the game for many is immaterial. Shoot, a lot of people just watch it to see the cool new commercials and the half time show!
Some of us just admit that it is a great excuse to throw a party. It kind of brightens up the dulldrums of post-holiday winter. It also gives foodies another reason to break out the big my-snacks-are-better-than-your-snacks competition. Of course, we don’t really ever admit it is a competition. If you aren’t into admitting it either but want to show the rest of the group up, check out some of these ideas for Super Bowl snacks from Pinterest and Food Network.
Snack mixes are always a hit! You can take just about any kind of cereal and add some spice, sweet, chocolate, or dried fruit and call it good. This blog has over 75 variations! My sister makes a mean Puppy Chow snack mix. But if you are a competitive foodie, you don’t want your average snack mix, no matter how tasty! Check out this option for Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix, a mix of nuts with sweet and spicy notes.
And since everything is better with bacon, why not kick it up to maple candied bacon?
Or jalapeno poppers with bacon,
Or tasty maple bacon cupcakes,
Or one of the 22 bacon related appetizers on this blog.
Need a little help on the cocktails? Put together a martini or vodka bar for your friends or serve the Mile High Manhattan or add some vodka to the Georgia Peach to make it a true cocktail. Pick a couple of classic drinks and name them whatever you think is cool, thematic, or funny. This post from Just Stop Screaming is a great starting point for martinis with 12 different recipes. If you really don’t have a clue, take a night and head to Subzero in the Central West End and try a few of theirs to decide what you want to serve. My personal favorite is The Patriot. Coincidence? I think not!
Need a meatier option? A personal favorite of mine is Emeril’s Barbequed Pulled Pork. I like to pair it with Tyler Florence’s Texas Coleslaw-not your average coleslaw recipe folks and definitely will make a convert of coleslaw haters! This stuff is awesome and can be made for 10 or 100 beautifully! I can personally vouch for this!
And if you want not just food but a Lombardi Trophy worthy mind blowing food sculpture, give it a go with a meat and cheese stadium! The field could be made out of pickles, guacamole, or shredded lettuce. The end zones – dips, mayo, or bread spreads. This is for the seriously competitive foodie!
If that isn’t enough ideas to get the creativity started, hit up Pinterest or Food Network for more ideas to get your competitive foodie on. Oh, and enjoy the game, commercials, and half-time show too!
If you’ll be watching the game in St. Louis at your local drinking hole or restaurant, check here for places having Super Bowl parties.
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