With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, I thought I’d remind you of some very easy, very delicious appetizers to bring to your Super Bowl gathering. Because the Super Bowl is more about the snacks and cool commercials, right? Who’s with me? Oh, and I guess there is some National Championship football game going on, too. If you are in to that sort of thing. I like football. But I love to eat, more. So really, it’s about the food.
I think the best way to entertain a crowd is with a lot of delicious food that can be made well ahead of time, so that all you have to do is pop it in the oven for a few minutes, or pull it out of the refrigerator to serve. That way, you don’t spend the entire night in the kitchen and miss all the fun with your guests. Easy entertaining, while still making life easier. LOVE it!
Try the Sundried Tomato and Artichoke Dip. You can’t have a party without cheesy dips–it just wouldn’t be right. This dip can be made several hours ahead of time–just pop it in the oven 30 minutes before kick-off.
Another great hot appetizer that can be made ahead of time is Holly’s Layered Taco Dip. Assemble the layers, and refrigerate until you are ready to heat it up. You don’t have to feel too guilty about this one, because it has lots of vegetabley goodness inside. And it is another way to shovel in warm, gooey cheese.
If you are craving more vegetables, why not whip up a batch of hummus? Homemade hummus is a great vehicle to get more veggies in your diet, and it’s packed with protein. Try making your own, and you’ll never buy store bought again. I promise!
But if its more chips that your craving, then some fresh guacamole is never a bad thing.
Besides, guacamole is a must have with Shredded Chicken Tacos. The ingredients for these tortilla wrapped bundles of love can be tossed into the crock pot in the morning, and shredded right before your guests arrive. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Pulled Pork is also a crowd favorite, and a snap to throw together. Oh! You could *really* impress your friends with “dueling crock pots” and serve pulled pork and shredded chicken. Think of the possibilities! It could be a shredded meat extravaganza! The men will smile. Trust me, I live with 5 of ’em.
Whatever your Super Bowl plans, stay safe, have fun, and for gosh sakes, be well fed!