With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s time to start planning what is arguably the most important factor of that day – the food, of course!
All great football games require game day food, and lots of it. To help, we thought we’d share some of our favorite appetizer ideas for the big game (or any upcoming gather, really).
To start, we like to create stations throughout the area so that all of the food is easily accessible during the game. By spreading out your selections that day, you’re less likely to have a congested area. You’ll want a station for your beverages, a table for small bites, dips and spreads, a place for your main courses to shine and an area for your sweet treats.
While beer seems to be the go-to beverage, we love an occasion for a “build it yourself” bar. And what better way to kick things off on Super Bowl Sunday than with a Bloody Mary? We like to set out the ingredients for our guests to build their own drinks at their leisure. Simply arrange the vodka, your selection of Bloody Mary Mixers and an array of garnishes and you’re on your way to really impressing your company. Have plenty of ice and glasses on hand, as well as some skewers to hold together small garnishes. We like to have pickled vegetables, celery sticks, limes, stuffed olives, shrimp and bacon out for options.
Before your main dishes are ready, you’ll want to have some light bites and dips available to snack on. Wings are always a great starter, no matter what flavor you go with. Try something new like Apple Jalapeno Chicken Wings or Citrus Teriyaki Wings. We’ve also been using our new mustard dips (Horseradish Bacon and Sriracha Honey Mustard) as a wing glaze, and it’s a hit!
To keep the main course easy, but still delicious, we like to serve items that can be kept warm and served out of a crock pot. Chili is always a great go-to. It can be made the day ahead and reheated in the crock pot. Pair it with all the fixings and let your guests top it their way!