- By Kim
- 29 January, 2013
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It’s here folks. More patriotic than twenty bald eagles soaring above a firework-filled skyline over the Statue of Liberty.
The Superbowl is upon us.
Beloved by Americans, admired for its pomp by the world, Superbowl Sunday is a day when our nation comes to a halt to watch a football game and some beer commercials. Perhaps a bigger ‘holiday’ than some of our official ones, the Superbowl is a supreme event. Even if you have no stake in the teams playing or interest in the game, the game is foisted upon you through media coverage and your friends and family who enjoy watching big guys toss a pigskin around.
Yes Totally is HQ’d in San Francisco, and we are unabashed San Francisco 49er fans. As our esteemed team will be competing this year, we’ve got a particular interest in the game. We’re going to make sure our Superbowl party is full of tasty things to eat. Here are some of the things we’ll be making:
Pan-Fried Onion Dip: Seriously. I don’t even like onion dips all that much, but this dip is maybe one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. The caramelized onions are to die for. It is my party secret.
All-American Chili: Chili is perfect to make for a crowd. Serve it up with some side garnishes and everyone will be full and happy.
Caesar Club Sandwich: Another Ina Garten recipe. This caesar club is simple but tasty. This recipe says to roast some skin-on chicken breasts, but you can also grill chicken or even use rotisserie chicken with excellent results.
Beef and Chorizo Chili Cheese Nachos: What’s a Superbowl party without nachos? These hearty nachos contain TWO meats. Try to stay awake during the rest of the game.
Chex Mix: Deep down, I’m a food traditionalist. There is something about chex mix that is really satisfying to me. Maybe it’s the real primitive hand-in-your-face eating aspect of it. I can down chex mix ’til I get sick, truth be told. It’s a standby.
Jalapeno Popper Wonton Bites: These intrigued me. A little different from a traditional popper since it’s wrapped in a wonton wrapper. Same concept though with the creamed cheese and jalapeno filling and super easy to make. You can bake, pan-fry or deep fry them.
Buffalo Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Salad: So delish! Hot fried chicken over a crunchy cool salad. This recipe calls for deep frying chicken, but you can easily pan-fry it or maybe even bake.
Broccoli Cole Slaw Salad: Superbowl parties are not known for their healthy foods. Still, it’s possible to get some vegetables into people with fun, party-type salad recipes. Try this simple slaw using packaged broccoli slaw. The mix of ramen noodles and seeds gives it a nice crunchy texture.
Butterscotch Banana Blondies: Don’t forget the sweets! Easy to hold cookies, bars and brownies are the best options. Try these luscious blondies. A perfect way to round out a fun party and a way to use up some rip bananas.