You know the drill – you invite several people over for Super Bowl Sunday and can’t wait to socialize…then you end up stuck in the kitchen slaving cooking, while your partner has all the fun. Granted this isn’t a completely fair assessment, since I love being stuck in the kitchen. However, I don’t want to still be cooking when everyone arrives. I want to be in the kitchen…eating.
The way out of this pickle is, of course, to prepare snacks that can be made in advance. Also, fast forward three hours – don’t be stuck in the kitchen…again…this time cleaning. Snacks without utensils is the only way to go. Amen. (My Broccoli Salad is the only exception. And even that can be shoveled in with your fingers. I mean, it is after all, football. There are no manners to speak of.)
BBQ Chicken Drumettes – these will forever be referred to in our house as “little pieces of chicken candy” and no Superbowl party is complete without them.
BBQ Deviled Eggs – what can I say? I like BBQ sauce :D…boil and peel your eggs the day before and these are a snap to whip up before game time.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos – oh, PW! I love you. And these. My thighs don’t. But it’s Superbowl Sunday. Who cares about my thighs! Have these prepped before everyone comes over, then pop them in the oven so you can serve them hot.
Broccoli Salad – now my thighs are happier. Think this is a girlie salad? Think again. Fully loaded with awesomeness, I bet even Schwarzenegger would devour this.
Mini Mozzarella and Prosciutto Skewers – you are so pretty. You taste so good. And you’re so wicked easy to assemble. I love you.
Pie Chips with Fruit Salsa – pie chips. Pie. Chips. PIE. CHIPS. Do we even need to mention the lovely fruit salsa?
Mini Chocolate Zucchini Cakes – oh my word. These are…well…you won’t be able to eat just one. Dense. Rich. Heaven sent.
Pretzel Rings – if you were lucky enough to have won the pretzel giveaway or you can locate the rings in your area, these are a must. You can tailor them to your favorite team’s colors…and taunt your friends who are rooting for the other guys *insert evil laugh here*
Now that your food is taken care of, you can go off and enjoy the game. Or the commercials. Or your Wii.
And your friends.