SuperBowl 2018...

Discussion in 'Seasonal Celebrations' started by AuntJamelle, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    The big game is less than a month away!!! Woot! Woot!

    Is anyone planning a gathering for the game? What fun football food do you like to serve?

    Normally friends of ours host a party every year the Saturday before the game. The thought being that people prefer not to have to get up early the next day for work - they usually play recordings of vintage superbowl games including commercials which is fun.

    However this year they are in the middle of home improvements and can't host. So we have stepped into the breach and will be doing it this year.

    But we are going to have it on the actual Sunday of the game with the understanding that few if any will stay for the whole game since it runs so late. We have DS's birthday party on the Saturday before the game and there is no way I could handle two parties in one day! LOL

    For food DH is going to smoke a brisket - Yum! I'll serve with buns, various types of mustard, BBQ and maybe a horseradishy type sauce + slices of cheese.

    Beyond that I am thinking of making:

    - Cucumber Appetizer Bites

    - Shrimp Cocktail

    - Texas Trash Dip + Tortilla Chips

    - Bacon Wrapped Pinwheels (already in freezer)

    - Twice Baked New Potatoes (also in freezer)

    - Buffalo Bacon Cheese ball + Crackers

    - Brownies

    - Edwards Key Lime Pie (already have it in the freezer!)

    - Champagne Party Punch
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  2. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I am not sure if we will host, we may since we have the biggest house in the family and can easily accommodate a gathering. Either way thinking about making pulled pork sandwiches, pepperoni bread, pigs in the a blanket and simple sides like coleslaw, chips & pretzels. Even if we don't host other family we will have left overs for lunches for the week :) which would make my mornings easier that week.
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  3. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Lots of people here are renting out their houses or extra room for this event. I'll be hiding as soon as I hear it on TV with a good book. lol
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  4. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I just looked at those cucumber bites and I love it! It's so healthy and nice looking at the same time. I may give it a try this year.

    We typically eat a tossed salad, Buffalo chicken dip, crackers, carrots and celery sticks. I also put out chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce, BBQ sauce and mustard. I keep it simple after all the time spent on food preparation and cooking/baking for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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  5. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Mary - The cucumber bites really are very good! The biggest tip I can give is patting the cucumber part dry a couple of times before filling. I've made these several hours ahead and kept uncovered in fridge just fine. If keeping overnight in fridge I would cover them somehow but they taste great the next day too - which we know from having leftovers! :) Your menu plans sound perfect - simple but yummy!

    Ahorsesoul - Enjoy your book!

    Minta - Your menu sounds delish!
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  6. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks AJ ..

    Those cucumber bites do look good .. maybe for Easter :)
  7. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    my daughter and her husband always hosts. hes achef so i always look fwd to see what he cooks. i will bring dessert not sure yet what it will be
  8. jollykelly

    jollykelly Active Member

    My family just got invited to a Super Bowl pot luck party. For food, the hostess is doing a Soup-er Bowl Party theme. She said that she is making bread bowls for everyone and will also provide crackers. Each family is asked to bring a crockpot of their favorite soup or chili to share. She said she will also have the usual fare of wings, pizza, etc. I will be bringing my Turkey Gnocchi Soup as found in Taste of Home.
  9. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    I love the Soup-er Bowl idea!!! How perfect! I will have to remember that in case we have the party again one year!
  10. Sugarplum

    Sugarplum Well-Known Member

    My work does a Superbowl party on Friday before the game. Just a potluck lunch. Last year I made sausage and peppers and it was a huge hit. This year they are providing wings and pizza and we will have a sign-up sheet for appetizers, sides, drinks, desserts. Not sure what I will be doing yet.

    At home we don't watch the game or anything. Just a regular Sunday. I enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing and cooking! Sometimes I like to try something new just for fun.
  11. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    We just have our adult kids over and have hot wings. I tell people I don't watch the superbowl, I'm just the superbowl chef. It takes so long to bake that many wings..I literally cook pretty much the whole time. I use to not mind, but now that the grandbabies are over I wish I had a tad bit more time with them.

    Normally we have queso dip as well, but this year I'm thinking of making buffalo mac and cheese to go with the wings. That sounds soooo yummy! Has anyone made it before?
  12. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Buffalo Mac and Cheese???? I am intrigued! Care to share link to recipe? :)
  13. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    I'll let you know which one I end up using. I just seen it in the coupons this past Sunday again and I don't have that one in front of me. I've never made it, but after I research I'll share what I end up making.
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  14. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    We'll be routing with Sophia for the Patriots - she's Tom's girl through and through. You can take the girl out of New England, but you'll never take the New England Patriots out of the girl!
  15. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    How did the big game go for everyone?

    Our party was a success - pretty much everyone we invited ended up coming which meant a full house! It was so nice to see everyone, some of our friends that came we haven't seen for quite some time with one thing and another!

    Many of our friends have kids that are teenagers - mostly girls - and a couple of the girls from a few different families also brought a girl friend with them - so we had quite the crowd! At one point our entire living room was filled with girls sitting side by side on couches, etc. all with heads bent over their phones. UGGGGGHHHH

    Our dogs helped break the ice I think. And eventually they all ended up gathered around the kitchen table playing cards and laughing - very nice to see that!

    The boys were great too - playing with DS and the one other little one there - and winning my heart by telling me how much they love to eat at my house :)

    The brisket that DH smoked turned out COMPLETELY AWESOME. It was his best yet! Poor man miscalculated on how long it would take to smoke and put it in too early - then ended up staying up ALL NIGHT to make sure it didn't over cook. I think he took it out at 7AM Sunday morning? He was a hero!!!

    All my cucumber bites disappeared - shrimp ring was a hit as usual, even the new cheeseball recipe was demolished. And all my bacon wrapped appetizers and little twice baked potatoes got eaten too.

    Even the chocolate sheet cake I put out was mostly eaten which surprised me - but all those kids helped take care of THAT!

    Everyone brought yummy things too so we had a crazy amount of food but we did it justice! Everyone left towards the end of half time - which was fine. We figured that. It went by too fast though!
  16. jollykelly

    jollykelly Active Member

    We also had a great time at the Soup-er Bowl party we were invited to. Everyone brought great soup to share, and my chicken gnocchi soup was a hit. There was also a seafood bisque (nod to New England), and a Philly Cheese steak and vegetable soup (nod to the Philadelphia Eagles). The hostess also provided chili, homemade bread bowls, cheese and cracker tray, pizza and wings. It was all delicious. We all stayed until the halftime show was over. It was a great time with great friends.
  17. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Sounds like everyone had a great time with their Super Bowl parties.

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