Game On! From Super Bowls of Chili to End-Zone Lovin’ Cookies, Plan an Easy Game-Day Menu for Friends
Jan 30, 2017 01:40PM
● By Becca Newell
By Lisa J. Gotto // Event Planning & Styling By Becca Newell // Photography: Tony Lewis, Jr.So the biggest football game of the year is finally here! Hopefully your team is in it to win it! But no matter the teams, the event is always a great opportunity to gather friends and make a party of it. May we suggest keeping it simple with grab-and-go options and by planning your menu with the help of some of our finest local caterers and grocers?
This approach means not only more time with friends, but less mess to clean after that last point is scored. But if you absolutely need to get your D-I-Y on, try the recipes you’ll find online here.
Our MenuCider Shooters
Stuffed Potato Skins
Soft Mini Pretzels
Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders
Kicking Things OffWelcome guests and get everyone off on a good foot with a warm-you-up-on-the-inside treat. We chose apple cider with just a dash of bourbon and foamy head of whipped cream.
The first things everyone looks for on the buffet table are the appetizer options. Impress guests with traditional treats like wings and skins, but have at least one item on hand that’s healthy and hearty like individual hummus cups teamed up with fresh veggie sticks.
Ever the gracious host, you know a pork slider or two makes for satisfying bites and serves up super easy, even in a crowd.
To Spike or Not to Spike?
While this is definitely an infraction as far as the football goes, you will want to save a generous amount of the plain cider you used for your shooters to serve later on its own with these taste-as-great-as-they-look glazed shortbread cookies.
In the Huddle
Now it just wouldn’t be football without a whistle-wetting round of beers, and our locally brewed selections include everything from an orange Hefeweizen to a jalapeño IPA. Cheers, y’all!
Add a zesty bowl of vegetarian chili for guests and score big points with meatless options for your garden-only guests.