Pinterest "Pin of the Week:" Super Bowl XLVII
I love to entertain, cook treats for guests, and host (also attend) parties; but there’s nothing more stressful than all of the planning and preparation that goes into any great event… especially an event like the Super Bowl.
It’s all about finger foods, snacks and TV dinner style meals for an event like this. With everyone gathered around the boob-tube all afternoon, this is kind of party requires food that can be easily plopped onto a paper plate and enjoyed without any utensils. This kind of party also needs snacks that can either sit out on the table for 4 hours without going bad (ie chips, crackers, cupcakes) – OR something that you can keep warm or cold for the entire game. I mean, let’s be honest, the only reason why I even agree to watch the ENTIRE game is so that I can keep eating for four hours straight! No one wants to package everything up during commercials! Commercials are the best part!
With all of that said, my Pinterest “Pin(s) of the week” this week, are all about a fantastically fun (and yummy) Super Bowl Party.
First, feast your eyes on the EPIC “Snack Stadium.” ---------->
The party that we went to last year had one of these edible football fields, and I was so impressed with the hostess’s dedication to food art! It can’t be easy to throw together something this elaborate. It’s more “eye candy” than actual food, and I do worry about leaving the cheese and guac out for the whole game. No one likes sweaty cheese, or runny chip-dip.
Either way, check out (and admire) these amazing creations:
- This "snack stadium" is from the blog, Sunshine and Sippy Cups.
- Here's another “snack stadium” from Daily Dawdle.
OKAY, OKAY! I get it. Putting this monstrosity together might not be your bag (or “sack,” to use football terminology), and that's just fine. So, for you who would like something that would take less than 10 days to prepare, here are some other ideas for great game day recipes from the blog, Helicopter Mom.
Now, my favorite game day recipe is a crock-pot party recipe that was inspired by a few of my recent re-pins... It turns out that buffalo shredded chicken makes for an awesome party snack, or creative dinner!
Here’s one recipe I found for Buffalo Chicken Cups.
I pride myself on making great meals with the crock-pot, and this is one of the recipes that I came up with myself (the easier, the better) that I will make for the game on Sunday:
Put as much raw chicken breast as you like into the crock-pot and smother it with 1-part BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s because it’s delicious and cheap), and 2-parts Franks Red Hot Sauce (or some kind of spicy buffalo sauce). Just make sure that all of the chicken is coated, and there’s enough moisture in the pot to keep the chicken from getting dry while cooking. I’ll put the pot on low for 8 hours, and by the time it’s done, the chicken should be easily shred-able with a couple of forks. You can throw this chicken mix into (or on top of) anything. I use crunchy taco shells, and then top the “taco” with bleu cheese and coleslaw. BOOM: Buffalo Chicken Tacos. It’s super easy, fairly cheap, and you can keep the meat in the crock-pot throughout the entire game!