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Super Bowl Party Menu

Super Bowl Party Menu

Hosting a Super Bowl Party this year?  Even if you aren't, here are some great recipes I've found to serve (or eat alone) while watching the Big Game!

Let's face it - you're busting your diet for Super Bowl.  If you aren't, I feel sorry for your soul. There is no place in football for kale.  There, I said it.  So let's start with the game day staple: chicken wings.  Everyone loves a wing!  If you're like me, you want them fried and frequent! Check out this recipe for Sticky Baked Chicken Wings by Chef Matt Jennings of Boston.

Since Super Bowl LI is in my hometown of Houston, Texas this year, we must include tacos on this menu.  If you don't like tacos, you aren't Texan and have no place being in Texas.  Period. Tacos are not only easy to make, but they are easy to eat.  All you need is one hand which frees up your other one to hold your beverage or root for your favorite team.  I'm loving this recipe for Tacos al Pastor.

I'm a big fan of dip for any sports-watching activity.  Eating dip is mindless and always satisfying.  Although I don't tend to discriminate on dips, I am partial to queso. #TexasGirl. Let's face it, on the third day, God made queso.  At least that's in my Bible....Can I get an Amen? Check out this fabulous recipe from Becky Hardin. 

Who doesn't love a good mini-man burger?  I made sliders for my husband on our first football date.  Although our team lost the game, I won him over that day!  Since then, I have tried a host of different recipes.  I like this list which offers options for the health-conscious as well (even though I am judging you if you eat a quinoa slider during the Super Bowl).

 Photo:   Niklas Rhöse

Now let's talk drinks.  Beer is a staple, but switch things up a bit and make a fun cocktail, especially for those friends who come to the party less for football and more for fellowship.  I'm partial to good ol' fashioned margaritas, but here are some twists on classics if you're feeling fancy.

Enjoy the game! Go Falcons!

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