The Philadelphia Eagles may not be playing in the big game, but that doesn’t mean we have to skip out on all the great game day food.
Game Day MVP = Meals for Victory Parties
Most Super Bowl parties include chips, salsa, hot wings, pretzels, etc.– but I’d like to add a twist this year.
There’s nothing more heart- and belly-warming in the winter than a bowl of soup. So for this year’s big game I’d like to have a table full comfort food. And I know your thinking that will be too much effort when a few appetizers will do. But the real twist is that instead of slaving away in the kitchen cooking up batches of different soup- I’d ask guests (especially the good cooks) to each bring their favorite soup. And then those who don’t feel like cooking can bring wine or crusty bread or rolls. You can even have bread bowls for each guest to eat their soup in.
Invitations can say to bring a bowl, a spoon and a friend. The more the merrier.
While the soups are simmering and the game is starting you can serve appetizers that are rich and hearty– this way people get full and feel comfortable. Starters for the perfect Souper Bowl Sunday can include warm crab dip, spinach or artichoke dips (use beer bread cubes instead of crackers), Beer Cheese Dip served with warm soft pretzels, mini sausage balls shaped like footballs, Loaded Baked Potato Skins, etc.
And for Dessert– Brownie Footballs, Caramel-Popcorn Bars, Peanut-Butter bars, and best of all = 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cakes. Easy to make cake that you can microwave in your coffee mug. Each guest can mix their own mug!
The party can be BYO or the host can set-up a drink station (a Keg is good if there is a large group). Hard cider is a nice alternative to beer– check out Strongbow
Go team! Here’s to feasting, friends and merriment! Warm Food and Winter Weather!
Get your game on and the house ready!
I’m already finding my favorite soup recipes– and trying some new recipes like this one:
Chicken & Tortellini Soup