Food For the Big Game

As many of you know, tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. This is a big event in the US. It’s the one day everyone is a football fan. For the majority of the celebrants it’s really just an excuse to party.

Nothing against a good party, unless you seriously want to watch the game. My husband played football in high school and has been a fan ever since. Football in our house is serious business. We have religiously followed the various teams during the season. Tomorrow’s game will determine which team is the best. We don’t mind being social before and after the game. Just don’t talk about anything except football while the game is being played. (Gossip about the players is permitted.)

Serious football fans at our house are serious about their football food too. I usually prepare a crock-pot full of something that can take care of itself, like chili. Tomorrow’s food will be a combination of the tried and true and a fairly new favorite (Crab Dip). In case you are still looking for an idea for tomorrow, let me tell you what I’m planning.

For half-time:

  • Chili with crackers and/or Fritos (An extremely delicious recipe given to me by fellow blogger Alex @ the Children’s War. Alex has the recipe on her Weekend Cooking post today as well. It’s here.)

Snacks during the game:

  • French onion dip (from the store) with carrot and celery sticks, radishes, cucumbers
  • Crab dip with cucumbers
  • Margot’s Shrimp Dip spread on crackers

Most of the others coming over tomorrow will also bring more food, so we’ll not go hungry. I usually set out a bowl of fruit, a bowl of Peanut M & Ms as well and popcorn.

I’ve already featured most of these dishes in the past, so you can click on the title if you’re interested in a recipe. There’s one more favorite snack food that I should mention. I hadn’t planned to make it tomorrow, but I’ll bet lots of other folks will be. It’s my Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels. I gave this recipe on a post last February and it’s become the number one post on my blog. Imagine that!! They are pretty good. Maybe I need to re-think this.  ‎

No matter which team you’re cheering for tomorrow, I hope you have fun and that your food is delicious. If you watch with serious football nuts, try not to talk about anything but football during the game.

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14 Responses to Food For the Big Game

  1. Oh I sure am jealous – wish I were watching at your place! :–)

  2. I want to come over too! We’re not that serious about the NFL, but college football is a whole other story!

  3. I’m a football fan too – I’ve been watching it with my dad since I was little. We’re doing something completely different for Superbowl food this year. Snack foods are limited in our house because of severe food allergies, so we usually make homemade meatballs – but this year we decided to have a turkey for mid-afternoon Sunday dinner, and then have sandwiches and leftovers for the game!

  4. Beth F says:

    My favorite kind of day — lots of yummy snacks and letting everyone just serve themselves. Sometimes I make or turkey for game days.

  5. Margot the link for the chili recipe doesn’t work! I love chili! Alas my Packers won’t be in the big game this year and my heart is broken:(

  6. These look yummy. For us it’s, chicken wings, potato skins and pizza — all that healthy stuff LOL

  7. Alex Baugh says:

    So glad to hear how much you like the chili recipe I sent last year. I have your recipe for the Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels. I made them this summer at the beach and the kids loved them. One of my favorite things about Weekend Cooking is finding new recipes. I hope you have a great Super Bowl Sunday – no matter who you are rooting for.

  8. Uniflame says:

    Those pinwheels do look great :)

  9. Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels sounds wonderful! I may need to make those tomorrow 😉

  10. Enjoy the game. We’re all about rugby down this end of the world. Those pinwheels look scrumptous.

  11. The Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels look scrumptious. Enjoy the game!

  12. The pinwheels look great! Can never go wrong with chili. Sounds like a great feast at your house, enjoy the game. I know I’d be grazing in front of those peanut M&M’s for a while :)

  13. Staci says:

    We had hamburgers on the grill, coleslaw, and tater tots. I will have to make those pinwheels!! 😀

  14. The pinwheels look great! Can never go wrong with chili. Sounds like a great feast at your house, enjoy the game.

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