Well, not only is this the biggest game of the year, and the biggest day for pizza sales across the country, but it's also the biggest party day. You might be throwing a big bash or you just might be a guest at someone else's big show. I'm going to give you a few ideas to make this Superbowl party the easiest and most delicious yet!!
Dips and chips are the perfect party food. It's quick to put together, easy to refill the chip bowl and a classic snack item. Who doesn't love some good queso?? While it's a staple, add a little guacamole to the mix to really spice things up! I make a mean guacamole and it's really very simple. 3 large avocados would make enough dip for about 10 people, so we'll go with that!
- 3 large avocados
- Garlic salt- to taste
- Fresh lime juice- I use about a 1/2 of a lime, but again, to taste
- Salsa- I use a considerable amount of salsa, and I like to use hot salsa. I would say start with 1/3 of a cup, but again, add more if you'd like
- *Diced tomatoes and onions- I do not put this in my guac because I don't like either one, but if I were making it for a group I would add it
If you are the hostess and you are looking for more of a "main course" this dish is delicious and very easy! It's not a last minute ditty though, you need to start it in advance. My mom's dear friend, Cathy, made this BBQ pulled pork recipe once and we were hooked! It's made in the crock-pot, so throw it in and let it cook! Done and done!
Cook in large Crock Pot
- 3 lb pork roast or tenderloin (remove fat if you buy one with the fat on it)
- 1 cup of water
Cook on HIGH in the crock pot for 7 hours.
Stir to shred
- 1 18 oz bottle of BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of woo sauce (to clarify...worcestershire sauce!)
- 1-2 tablespoons of Louisiana Hot Sauce (I always put a little more)
- 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper
Cook on LOW for 1 more hour.
Serve on buns
Now for the dessert....How many of you can sit down and eat a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies like it's your job? I'm not speaking from experience or anything, but I've heard it can be done. I love those things! This cake from my good friend Marty combines all the necessary flavors to make this cake a hit. This recipe shows you how to make it from scratch, but I'm not going to lie I would use a boxed chocolate cake mix and frosting and add the mint extract to the icing for flavor. I'm all about convenience! Another twist on this recipe is to make a brownie and then add the mint flavored icing. To-die-for!
"What-do you know? They're little footballs!" Name the movie and we can stay friends....
I hope these recipes have given you some inspiration for your big game! Be sure and let me know what you serve. I'm always looking for great ideas! Go Cardinals!!