In case you hadn’t heard, this Sunday is Super Sunday, when they play the biggest game of the year (Yay!). It’s also the last football game of the season (Boooo!).
This year’s game is a rematch of the title game played four years ago between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, and it’s expected that the game might set a new record for TV viewership. (30-second TV spots are going for around $3 million—that’s a lot of dough in a tough economy, eh?) You know there will be some funny stuff on the commercials at that price.
Not only that, Madonna will be belting out her hits during the halftime show, so there’s going to be something for everyone.
Recipes for a Super Good Time
Perhaps you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, or have been asked to bring something to it. Fear not, we have suggestions.
A nice bold Chili always goes over like a great touchdown run. Any one of these recipes will be a hit with the crowd.
- Bob’s Texas Chili. This family recipe’s been handed down for more than 100 years!
- Beef Steak Chili. This recipe makes a gallon–and is made with tender steak.
- Touchdown Chili 7 Ways. A superb chili recipe for chili over pasta with lots of topping options.
Another classic for Super Sunday: Chicken Wings. One of our favorite recipes is Red Zone Buffalo Wings. They are indeed super.
Everyone loves to plunge tortilla chips into some guac. This recipe for Chunky Guacamole hits all the right notes.
And what Super Bowl party would be complete without pizza? You can always call for delivery, but if you’re looking to create some real excitement with the crowd, build your own with help from this recipe we call the Master of the Universe. And here are some other outstanding homemade pizza recipes:
- Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Buffalo chicken and pizza, combined? Super Bowl Nirvana…
- Pesto Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Peppers. A fresh and contemporary twist on a classic.
- Peppered Bacon Flatbread Pizza. A pizza with bacon…who can resist?
Want something special for the linebacker/carnivore type? Try these Mini Steak Sandwiches with Horseradish and Tomato.
Super Snacks On the Lighter Side
If you’re thinking that this year you want to eat a little smarter on Super Sunday (in light of those recent New Year’s resolutions), check out this story featuring recipes from Chef Phillip Andriano, corporate chef for Chef’s Diet.
Dave Zinczenko, author of the popular“Eat This, Not That” series appeared on NBC’s Today Show this week to offer his thoughts on eating better-for-you munchies on game day. Check out the video here.
Whether you plan to snack sensibly or pig out this Sunday, we hope you have a super good time on pigskin’s biggest day of the season…and may your favorite team win!