I’m a born spectator – Ogden Nash aptly sums up my attitude to sports in his poem ‘Confessions of a Born Spectator’ in these favorite lines below:
“Athletes, I’ll drink to you,
Or eat with you
Or anything except compete with you
Buy tickets worth their radium
To watch you gamble in the stadium
And reassure myself anew
That you are not me and I’m not you”
So this Sunday, as America gears up for the Super Bowl; I’m ready with my game day food ideas. Add some of these to your game time get-together offerings (click on any image or title for the recipe,) and watch them disappear.
In the meanwhile, I’ll continue to be that spectator – supporting my husband as he cheers the Patriots, shushing everyone during the half-time show, and savoring every new ad like it’s a mini-film.
After all, unlike deflated soufflés that never make the cut, a few deflated footballs won’t spoil this game!
A good ole favorite from our years living in Texas, a bowlful of Chili is especially perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. Spice up the Chili with simple Indian touches, to create new interest.
Inspired by Spanish tapas, this is a quick and easy vegetarian appetizer to bring out at game time. I like the textural combination of the crisp fillo cups and mint flavored mushroom.
A hearty dip in which chicken liver is cooked the Parsi way and then turned into a dip or spread. This dip is best served with slightly warmed and crisp pita chips, or firm tortilla chips. Alternately, lay out the dip with sliced crusty bread like a French baguette or sourdough bread.
Asian flavors make the moist pork tenderloin ideal for sandwiches made using slider buns or bread of your choice, and best served with a smear of leftover-marinade chutney and goat cheese. Lay out a platter of these slider buns for a hearty half time snack.