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What Do Thanksgiving and the Super

         Bowl Have in Common?

Food.

Yes, food.

Did you know that after Thanksgiving, which comes in first, the most amount of food eaten by Americans is on Super Bowl Sunday? (2nd)

And here you naively thought it was good football.

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

You know, that time of billion dollar dumb and dumber TV ads and costume malfunctions. And food.

1 a balIt’s Super Bowl time!!!!!!

After rooting for your favorite team to win, the next best thing about the Super Bowl playoffs and the Super Bowl is being with friends and eating good food.

So, are you looking looking for some tempting, mouth-watering and scrumptious finger foods for your Super Bowl Playoffs and Super Bowl party or get together?

If so,  do I have some recipes for you!!!!!

I also think I know what you want.

And you don’t want to be chained to the kitchen all day. You want to mingle with friends and watch the game too. So you want quick and easy. However, you also want something that looks scrumptious and pretty, and looks like you slaved all day as well.

Look no further.

I have rounded up the best of the best easy party foods so that you have time to watch the game, socialize, and still be named the best hostess ever.

Plus, I have a brand new recipe to share with you today. I think you will love Super Bowl Salmon Spread.

I Start With Chicken Wings.

Chicken Wings with NFC Sauce

Garlic Chicken Wings

 

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Our Favorite Chicken Wings

Next up Chili.

Chili is a great dish for the Super Bowl. Double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd.

Super Bowl Chili

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Pizza.

Bacon Onion and Cheese Pizza Squares

 

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Finger Foods.

No Super Bowl Party can do without some good finger foods.

Mini Corn Dogs

 

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Curried Cheese Olive Spread

Very Cheesy Mini Potato Nests NOTE: Looks difficult. VERY, VERY easy.)

 

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Mini-Reuben’s (NOTE: Under the olives recipe.)

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob

 

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Olive Caper Salad

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Super Bowl Cocktail Franks

Apples with Triple Sec

Shrimp Divine

Bacon and Cheese Appetizer Bites

Sausage Mushrooms

Healthy Fruit

Fruit Salsas are colorful, fun and easy to make.

Fruit Salsas

 

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Raspberry Covered Chocolate

 

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Drinks

And last but not least, a drink to toast the winning team…….or to drown your tears!

Strawberry Wine

 

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There you have it; the best of the best.

I hope your team wins!

NIFTY NOSHING!!!

Featured Recipe    Super Bowl Salmon Spread

 

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This spread is the crème de la crème of spreads and fit for the Super Bowl.

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The recipe is also as easy as they get.

The Food Police will have an apocalyphc fit on this one. The cream cheese plus heavy whipping cream is a big NO-NO; but the salmon is SO healthy. They won’t know which way to go on this one. It will drive them crazy!!!!  *Giggles*

I love messing with their minds!

This is what you will need:

8 ounces cream cheese

1-2 tablespoons heavy cream

8 ounces smoked salmon

4 tablespoons chopped chives

1 teaspoon lemon zest

½ cup sour cream

Crackers of your choice

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Optional:  Dill weed or fennel fronds for decoration.

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Here is what you do:

Bring the cream cheese to room temperature.

While waiting for the cream cheese to soften finely dice the chives,  zest the lemon, and………

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…………..dice the salmon.

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When soft, place the creme cheese in a bowl.

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Beginning with 1 tablespoon add the cream and mix well until smooth, adding more cream if needed.

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Add the sour cream and mix in. The glob of sour cream is underneath the few pieces of chives. I used the chives  simply as  a marker so you could see where the sour cream is in that sea of white.

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Add the chives and lemon zest to the cream cheese and mix well.

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Add the salmon in 3 or 4 batches. I find it is easier to put in a little at a time and mix. Also, I reserve a bit of  the dice of both chives and salmon for garnish for the finished spread.

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Chill in the fridge for about an hour.

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When ready to serve place the spread in a bowl, and top with the reserved diced chives and salmon if using.

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Then place on a plate with the dill weed around the plate.

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Serve with crackers and/or vgegies.

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Close up:

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Wait for the Oooos and Ahhhhs!!!
Bon appétit!!!
Cost

8 ounces cream cheese                     $2.50

1-2 tablespoons heavy cream             $0.14

8 ounces smoked salmon                   $10.99

4 tablespoons chopped chives             $2.00

1 teaspoon lemon zest                       $0.05

½ cup sour cream                             $1.00

Crackers of your choice                      $3.00

Total cost = $19.68

Will make about 100 crackers with about 1 teaspoon of the spread on each cracker, or about $0.20 per cracker.

Quote of the Day
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
Joe Namath

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5 comments to What Do Thanksgiving and the Super

  • Football, food and funny commercials – a great combination. Your suggestions are soooo cute!

  • We get to watch the game here but we get none of the workup before hand and we don’t get any of the great commercials. It’s still fun!

  • As an older transplant to North America, I have to confess that even after 10 years, I still find it difficult to build up enthusiasm for the 4 major team sports that keep millions glued to tv sets or braving Arctic weather in frigid sports stadia for super bowls, world series or Stanley cups.

    For climatic reasons, Ice Hockey was not played in Africa, basketball had a small (mainly school and college) following. Baseball was considered only slightly more of a sport than the game of rounders played mainly by children and in any case was considered far too frivolous and frenetic for generations of cricket fans.

    The two field sports that did get blood boiling and tempers fraying were soccer (British football) and rugby. Soccer had a huge following in Europe, but was not as popular amongst Africans of European descent.

    The other was rugby, played by real men (and now women) without benefit of layers of padded, protective clothing, only 2 substitutions of players allowed for the 90 minute duration of the game.

    Rugby has to be one of the better spectator sports, a combination of the speed, flow and teamwork of soccer, physical contact and rugged tackling of American football, aggression and occasional fisticuffs of hockey. I think Maureen might agree.

    Participation in sport was compulsory for all school pupils who could both breathe and walk unaided, that’s why most of us men developed a love of cricket and rugby. Girls favoured, swimming, tennis and field hockey.

    I would enjoy your great food ideas while watching any sport, or even no sport.

    • Roberta

      I am a swimmer, Peter. I can never understand the enthusiasm for other sports, except baseball.

      It is what I grew up with. By age 6 or 7 our parents stuffed us in the car several times a summer to drive down to Cincinnati to watch the Reds play.

      Have been to a few Super Bowl parties but sat and talked to friends. At least there is the food. 🙂