Monday, February 6, 2017

Superbowl Sunday food prep


I got a little carried away at the grocery store on Friday.  You can tell I overdid it a bit.  Now I normally create an appealing vignette, sometimes using lifts, but since it was all I could do to get out of bed yesterday, much less host a bunch of rowdy friends watching a ball game, I opted to leave items in their original containers.  My football friends wouldn't care.  From past experience, they would just throw the things down they brought, anyway, so this year I decided we would all feel right at home.

I even bought these honey turkey and Havarti cheese pinwheel wraps for my non-vegetarian friends.  I left them in their protective covers until everyone else got there, though.

Of course, I opened the cream cheese brownie so I could cut it into smaller squares.  I considered eating one of the squares, it sounded so good.

To go with my guacamole, I splurged and bought a 7 layer vegetarian bean dip.  They wooed me with the word "vegetarian."   I could barely wait to try this, but knew I had to take a photo before I dived into it.

I opted for mild guacamole because the bean dip was marked hot.

One of my friends was bringing a lunch meat tray (baked ham, turkey, roast beef), so I bought some unusual (for me) bread.  I just hoped there was some sweet potato pecan pan bread left, which I'm happy to say, there was.

I bought three types of chips, including tortilla dippers and lime infused chips.

We started as soon as everyone arrived with dips and chips.  In addition to my 7 layer bean dip and guacamole dip, we had a homemade barbecue ranch dip, spinach-artichoke dip, sour cream and salsa dip, hummus, and a peanut butter dip that went great with the sweet potato bread. The dips and chips were nearly gone before the first quarter ended, though.  In fact, they were over half gone before the actual game began.

What donuts didn't get eaten, I sent home with friends.  I didn't need the extra pounds.

Of course, there was hot food, too, including (almost) everyone's favorites, two kinds of hot wings.  

I was glad most of the food was eaten, but enough bean dip was left I was able to have enough for today.   I wish now I had taken a photo of the full table after everyone was there, but I was in a hurry to get these photos off my camera and into Photoshop before everyone arrived.

The pinwheel wraps were a HUGE hit.  In fact, if I had been thinking, I would have bought more.  16 were barely enough for that hungry crowd. 

Of course, by the time the game was over, I was sick, but not from the flu-like symptoms I'd had at the beginning of the day.  I was sick because the team I was rooting for lost.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you didn't arrive too hungry, because everything except about two tablespoons of bean dip, a few slices of sweet potato bread, and one piece of chocolate brownie I saved back for myself are all that is left to show for this party.

17 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Glad you had a great party, but sorry your team lost. I don't follow American Football but even the broadcasters here are trying to make it a big thing here! Hope you feel better soon

Sami said...

I would love a piece of that cream cheese brownie please.
The names of the breads sound interesting too.
Sorry your team lost Elizabeth, hope you are feeling better from your flu too.

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks like a great spread, and I can imagine you all having fun eating it. I would like to try that bread. Hugs, Valerie

kaybee said...

Fortunately I've just had my breakfast - but a piece of brownie please! Sorry you are unwell, and wish you a speedy recovery.

chrissie said...

What a wonderful spread and great to see you can make so many vegetarians happy.

Sorry your team lost but they were doing well so I expect you were all excited for some of the time.

Love Chrissie xx

voodoo vixen said...

That spread looks wonderful and I love the pinwheel thingibobs!! I'll have the last square of creamcheese brownie too! Sorry your team lost... but nice to have friends to share the misery!!

My name is Erika. said...

Yummy food Elizabeth. Hope you are feeling better too. No fun being sick for those things. I'm guessing yo had a fun group and enjoyed yourself. I will say I am exhausted this morning. Getting up at 5 AM was not what my body wanted. Hope you have a great day and feel better! hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Sorry you're still feeling punky. Your spread sounded fabulous. Don't dwell on the loss. think how you'll be able to tell future generations, you saw the most awesome football game of all time. Lots of historical moments to be remembered.

Sandra Cox said...

Dang, I was hoping for a piece of that luscious-looking pizza.
All those wonderful vegetarian goodies. I'm surrounded by carnivores so whenever I get vegetarian fare it's a treat.

Divers and Sundry said...

I read a book during the big event ;) but your snacks! That all looks soooo good!

Halle said...

What a nice spread of food. Much better than our greasy choices.
We were so disappointed too with the result of the game. It was a good game up until that point though!

sheila 77 said...

Great to see lots of vegetarian food, Elizabeth, quite a rarity.
I was taken to lunch last week where the waiter assured me that the soup was vegetarian, even although the menu clearly stated it had bacon bits in it! Your friends must have had a great time. The two breads look rather special too. Do Bleubeard and Squiggles watch the Superbowl, I wonder. I can just see them sitting with their paws under their chin. I don't know the first thing about Superbowl but I see you have another post beneath so I'll go there now.

Let's Art Journal said...

Hope you feel better soon, I actually started with a cold yesterday morning - I think I caught it from you when I visited your blog on Friday ... Tee! Hee! I bet your guests were impressed with the buffet, it all looks so delicious especially those wraps :-). Super Bowl is televised here in the UK and we always watch it as we love American Football. We watched the game earlier today and I just couldn't beleive what happened, it was such an amazing match. Have a great week and get well soon! J :-)

Meggymay said...

Its a shame your teal lost, but it sounds like you all had a great time watching the game and enjoying all the delicious food.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

Well, I want to party at your house! Everything looks so good (and it really is time for me to consider dinner sometime soon!) Sorry about your team. But I know everyone had to have a great time!

Thanks for coming by!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a game it was! I wish I could have been with you watching, it doesn't start till late here so I recorded most of it and went to bed - what a surprise this morning! The food you provided looks delicious. The sweet potato pecan bread sounds really good (can you tell I love bread!!) Hugs, Chrisx

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Looks yummy. Love the bean dip, and all that veg. Exciting game no matter who you rooted for. xox