It’s Super Bowl Sunday PEOPLE! WOOT WOO! Annnnddd it’s also Rebecca’s very first time guest blogging for Life’s Tidbits.
This picture was taken at FedEx field when the Pats played the Redskins during preseason in 2009.
The Patriots are back in the game, hoping for a different outcome than 4 years ago and awaiting the championship trophy. From Brady to Welker to Gronk to Wilfork, the Pats should be unstoppable! While I’ve been a Patriots fan my entire life and have been to some very exciting games, the one thing that stays constant for each Super Bowl (and every other football Sunday) is the munchies.
From the pregame show through the trophy ceremony there is a non-stop spread of food and drinks – or as my siblings and I labeled it – The “Ultimate” Snack.
While it can be any combination of snack foods, I prefer all finger foods. This is the most convenient way to eat on your lap in front of the television and not miss a minute of the game or commercials. The foods have been changed over the years, but the staples are cheese, pesto, hummus, French onion dip, guacamole, nuts, carrots and many more. Don’t forget the chips and crackers to get these delicious snacks from the coffee table to your mouth.
You can never go wrong with cheese, but we like a good mix. After all, you are eating for hours, so moods and cravings can change. The variety can be by animal: cow, sheep, and goat or by texture: hard, soft. Some of my favorites are Pecorino, Gouda and my new obsession Boursin.
Use the Hummus recipe from the blog last week!
Avocados are a relatively new addition to the spread. While they have been around forever, we did not truly discover their potential until a few years ago. They are so versatile and are actually good for you (in the correct quantities, of course). For game days, I like to use them as part of guacamole.
What you’ll need:
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsps of lemon juice
1 tomato, chopped (optional)
Sprinkle of salt & pepper
You know the avocados are ready when they are slightly soft to the touch, but you do not want them too mushy. Cut the avocado in half and scoop out all of the green up to the skin. Smash the avocado until most of the chunks are gone. Tip: If you keep one of the pits and put it with the finished guacamole, it will delay the browning process. Use a zester or garlic press to shave the garlic and add it to the mixture. Pour in the lemon juice. If you like tomato, they add good texture to the guacamole, but they are not necessary for the great taste. Sprinkle on some salt & pepper to enhance the flavor and refrigerate until game time.
Once done, invite some friends over, sit back, relax and enjoy the game! Go Pats!
Thanks Rebecca for contributing to Life’s Tidbits! I’m pumped for the game … see you in a couple hours :)
What are you favorite game day snacks?? We are making pig n’ a blanket, cheese/artichoke dip, buffalo chicken bites and some Guinness Stout Brownie Pretzel Bars for our super bowl party. More on all those yummy treats later this week.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!