With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention some good food to make your football viewing even better. Here’s my short list of necessary items for your Super Bowl spread:
3 layer dip
My wife introduced me to this recipe. It’s so easy to make, that even I can make it. I know, your minds are blown.
You need 3 ingredients:
1 pack of cream cheese, 1 can (or similar amount) of chili, and a bag of shredded cheese (cheddar, or any Tex-Mex inspired cheese is just fine).
In a casserole dish, first add the cream cheese, and spread evenly to cover the entire bottom of the dish. Next, add the chili. Then, cover the top with cheese (there’s no wrong amount of cheese).
Get your oven up to about 350, and put your dish in. Usually 10-15 minutes is perfect, but it depends on your personal taste.
For best results, bake your own tortilla chips. To do this, cut flour or corn tortillas into sections, place on a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray, and sprinkle on some salt. Throw the sheet into the oven for about 10-15 minutes, flipping the chips halfway.
Simple, yes. But damn good. You’re welcome people. Easy enough for even the least kitchen savvy among us.
Fry and bake chicken wings
What’s a football Sunday without wings? If you don’t want to order them, make your own. Once again, super easy!
Courtesy of my wife’s favorite Food Network personality, the Pioneer Woman, these wings are another great addition to your Super Bowl spread.
Take a pack of wings/drumsticks, and fry in a pot of canola oil. After removing the wings and drying them, coat them in a sauce of your choosing (there is a sauce recipe here). After coating them, bake them for 15 minutes at 325. Voila.
If you want more than just the 3 layer dip or salsa to dip chips in, guacamole is the perfect compliment. Homemade guacamole is almost always better than the stuff you buy in the store that looks like baby food. Here is a recipe:
Mix 3 avocados in a bowl with lime juice. Add salt, cumin, cayenne and mash together ingredients. Then mix in diced onion and tomatoes (I prefer to go light on onion and tomato), then cilantro and garlic (I also go light on garlic, but that’s just me). Add a little more lime juice, and let the guac sit for at least an hour. Then enjoy.
Head to the store, get what you need for these delicious recipes, place those bets, grab a beer, and enjoy the game!