Super Bowl Recipes 2011

Are you ready for some football?  I’m not.  Truth be told, I didn’t plan on doing a Super Bowl post or even watching the game this year.  I guess I’ve been trying to avoid the event altogether, because come Sunday our beloved Saints will no longer be the reigning Super Bowl champs.  I get the once a champion, always a champion thing.  But when you’re the reigning champs you get 12 months of extra attention.  And I’ve loved every minute of it–the post-game interviews, the victory parade, the Super Bowl ring ceremony, the extensive and glowing sports coverage, inspiring news articles, interesting and funny talk show circuit interviews, a well-deserved SI Sportsman of the Year award and all those Drew Brees commercials!  My favorite is the SportsCenter one where Brees is driving the Mardi Gras float that gets stuck in the gates of the ESPN lot and backs up traffic.  Isn’t that one hilarious?  Come Sunday, will we ever see those commercials again?  I certainly hope so.  But back to the post that almost wasn’t.

I’m approaching Sunday with cautious optimism, knowing full well I’ll probably end up watching the game with my family.  My strategy for making it fun and festive, as any Super Bowl should be, is a stocked fridge (think brewskis and juice boxes) and a handful of Super Bowl recipes that I can pull off at the eleventh hour (I’m so last minute, I haven’t had time to prepare individual posts on each of these yummy foods, but I’ll get to it.  I promise!) …

Just click a picture below to view the recipe.

Caesar Salad Pancetta Cups

Caesar Salad Pancetta Cups

— depart from the veggie tray; you won’t be disappointed —

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

—  the best of both worlds:  a gridiron grub must-have less the mess  —



—  substantial party food shouldn’t always require a fork and knife —
— perfect portions for the kids —

Pecan Pie Bar

Pecan Pie Bars

—  great way to use up the Louisiana pecans I had stashed in the freezer —
— salty, sweet, chewy goodness —

Come to think of it, Sunday might not be that bad after all!


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