Super Bowl Sunday: Game Day Appetizers

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Better yet, are you hosting a watch party at your house? Be prepared to cater for the big event. If your sofa’s cushions have gone flat, you may want to upgrade to the ultimate Super Bowl seats. Huddle around the 70-inch flat screen with the Nano Transitional Double Stitched Black Leatherette Recliner Sectional. It comes equipped with cup holders and a storage compartment so you can hide that horn when your team wins.

Don’t make the mistake of ordering pizza on Super Bowl Sunday. You think you’ll be saving yourself time, but on game day deliveries can take over an hour to arrive. Be prepared when hosting your watch party and do some grocery shopping early (let’s say at least two days ahead). You want to avoid all those people going in for last minute chips, soda, and ice on Sunday. 

Now, you can order a large sub sandwich in advance from a popular deli. You can get those healthy turkey and strawberry cream cheese wraps. Or you can even grill ribs. But nothing tastes better than easy to make home cooked bites. Here are some mouth watering crowd pleasers you can make in your kitchen. (Note: these are not full recipes)

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

Every football game needs some BBQ, but not everyone wants to be in charge of standing by the grill constantly basting ribs. Pulled Pork is a great alternative. Season pork loins with salt, pepper, some paprika, then throw them into the crockpot with onions. Top with your favorite BBQ sauce and set the cooker on high. Spend the next five to six hours setting up the rest of the party. When it’s time, shred the pork with two forks. 

(For a touch more slice a hawaiian rolls pack through the middle. Spread the pulled pork over the bottom buns. Sprinkle a layer of French’s Crispy Onions and place provolone cheese slices before topping with the buns. Glaze the sandwiches with melted butter and bake for 15 minutes at 350℉.)

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This dish combines cream cheese, cheddar cheese, shredded chicken, and buffalo sauce to make a protein packed chip dip or sandwich meat. As the ingredients melt together in the crockpot for four hours you can prep other dishes. The chicken mix can be sandwiched between buttered dinner rolls and mozzarella layers for cheesy baked bites. Just add 15 minutes in the oven at 350℉.

Macaroni Balls

With this dish you have the opportunity to make your famous Mac n’ Cheese with a twist! So whisk away at that butter, flour, milk, and shredded cheese mix. Only this time cool the macaroni in the refrigerator for one hour before combing with the cheese. Then form the macaroni and cheese balls on a tray and freeze for another hour. Using an egg wash coat the balls and roll them in bread crumbs. Fry in a skillet, deep fryer, or that new air fryer you just got!

 

During the down time set up the house to serve your dishes and decorate. Leave your dining table as a place for guests to sit and eat between plays. If your kitchen counters don’t provide enough space, incorporate the Brenton Dark Espresso Buffet Server Cabinet. An open shelf below the tabletop is great for offering plates, napkins and utensils right where the food sits! You can store extra plates and supplies in the cabinets as well.  

Cheeseburger Sliders

These are as fun to make as they are to eat. Season beef as you like with salt, pepper, garlic, onions, ect. Bake at 350℉ for 20 minutes. Cut an entire pack of Hawaiian bread in half and place the meat on the bottom buns (it’s much easier to pull apart later when you pre-cut the meat before placing on the buns). Add your favorite cheese and top buns before baking for an additional 20 minutes. For an even better display butter and sprinkle sesame seeds on the top buns.

Bacon Wrapped and Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

The mature palet will appreciate a good popper. Jalapeño halves stuffed with shredded and cream cheese mix is a daring appetizer. But, we bet you’ve never had a stuffed shrimp bacon wrapped popper. The two proteins come together in a cheesy goodness that you’ll be proud to serve at the watch party. These jalapeño poppers bake at 350℉ for 30 minutes.

Pigs in a Blanket

If you don’t already know how to make these, all you need is dough and links. The typical bite sized piglets are made from cocktail-size smoked link sausages. Using pre-made and pre-cut crescent rolls dough, split each triangle sheet lengthwise into three narrow triangles. Roll up the link starting from the wide end of the triangle towards the point. Bake at 375℉ for 11-14 minutes. 

You can do a similar process for hot dogs, but you would skip cutting the crescent rolls. Maybe even add American cheese! Take a slice of cheese and cut it into 6 strips. Cut a long slit in the hot dogs and place 1-3 cheese strips in the dog before rolling up the dough. Bake the same with a minute more (12-15 minutes).

For those dips and finger foods everyone’s going to want to munch on in front of the TV, you can use the Shelley Vintage Walnut Finish Coffee Table. The rustic style table comes with caster wheels so you can easily share the dishes from one side of the living room to the other. 

Authentic Guacamole

End the debate on where to buy the best guacamole by simply making it yourself. It only takes five ingredients to make the Mexican chip dip. Combine avocados, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and salt. Voila the dip is ready!    

Cookies n’ Cream Snack Mix

To make an unlimited amount of sweet munchie mix, pour melted white chocolate over chex rice cereal. In a large zip-lock bag add powdered sugar, chocolate chips, crushed oreos, and the coated cereal. Shake the bag to distribute the powder on the cereal and mix the oreo cookies chunks. Put a bowl of the mix out on the Shelley Vintage Walnut Finish Coffee Table and let guests dive in. 

Football Brownies

You don't have to go crazy finding creative ways to make fun football inspired treats. Simply bake up a batch of brownies! Make them as moist as you like. But before devouring them, set them aside to cool an hour and a half. Using a football-shaped cookie cutter make footballs and draw on laces with white pipe icing. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Impress the guys with these fun and tasty bites. You won’t be disappointed when after the game everyone is still raving about your expertise in the kitchen. Trust us when we say it’s worth planning ahead of the game. Try one or more of these ideas and let us know how your Super Bowl Food came out on top. If you added a special ingredient, we’d love to hear from you as well!          

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