I am not one who loves spending her Sundays watching football. In fact, about one game per Sunday is good for me. Of course, if there is cooking involved, I can keep my interest for a couple games, as I will spend a decent amount of the time in the kitchen, and that isn’t a complaint. I thoroughly enjoy cooking for myself and others.
However, the Super Bowl is a different sort of event. As a kid, I think my family watched it every year. There always were snacks, subs, or some sort of fun dinner to accompany the game. It didn’t matter who played; it just was a fun Sunday night in the middle of winter.
At our house we have continued this tradition. In fact, this year marks the Fifth Annual PeKu Super Bowl party. As we begin the preparations for this year, I have been reviewing different appetizer recipes to decide what should be on our menu. Of course, all family members that will be present for the game get to voice an opinion on what should be made.
Here are some of our family’s favorites. We hope you find one or two that will be the perfect munchy to enjoy while watching the commercials. . .I mean, game.
Espinaca – What’s not to like about melted cheese with a bit of heat and a decent amount of spinach? Yes, even our children who dislike spinach eat this dip. Served with tortilla chips, it is delicious!
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – This recipe is a favorite of mine. Although I don’t like chicken wings, I do like the spicy sauce/blue cheese combination in buffalo wings. This recipe delivers the flavors of those wings in a handy little meatball.
Potato Skins – Not only are these potato skins homemade but they also are healthier than the ones you’d find in the freezer section or in a restaurant. Top them with cheese, then let your diners choose the remaining toppings: sour cream, bacon, whatever.
Oven-Baked Poppers – Yes, these are another healthier version of the classic recipe, but they are just as tasty. As they are adored by my husband, who also adores the fried version, I know they have to be good if he doesn’t add, “Great, but they’d be better fried.”