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11 Ideas for The Big Game Menu

Super bowl 2015 is only days away.  This year it’s the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks.  Personally I’m not a fan of either one, but then again I’m not a die-hard fan of any team.  The hubby and a few others in my family are fans of the San Francisco 49ers, and since I AM a Bay Area kid for life, that makes me a 49er fan too.  Every now and then I do enjoy watching a good game, except I can never sit through the whole game for some reason.

Anyway, we typically like to host a Superbowl BBQ at our house, but this year we decided not too.  It’s just too close to post surgery.  I finally had my gallbladder taken out a week ago.  Not gonna lie, I did consider it, but then I thought about the cleaning, the cooking, the cleaning, not being able to rest, the cleaning, you get the picture.  Timing is just not right.

So today’s post is a round-up of recipes on Spanglish Spoon (plus a few others from bloggers I like) that I recommend if you are either having your own Super Bowl party, or trying to think of what to take to one.

The first one is a family favorite.  Crab meat with avocado and pico de gallo.  You can never go wrong with this one because it goes well with chips, tortillas, tostadas, crackers, or all by itself.

11 ideas for the big game menu

This pico de gallo with cabbage and cotija cheese salad actually goes perfect with pretty much any grilled meat.

11 ideas for the big game menu

 

How about a hearty Turkey & Kidney Bean Soup to add to your nachos and cheese?  This one can be made a day before!

Turkey and kidney bean soupAnd of course we can’t forget about fruit!  One of my favorites is watermelon with jicama, fresh lime juice and mint. You’ll want this to be the last thing you put together since watermelon is so juicy.  Be sure to have a bottle of Tajin next to it too!

Watermelon Jicama Salad

And last but not least, the ever so popular beer drink – The Michelada.  Yesssss.  These are a given in our menu for BBQ’s.

How to make a michelada

Other Super Bowl staples you might be interested in…

Chips and Pico de gallo from Adriana’s Best Recipes to get the party started.  It’s good to have something ready for your guests to start nibbling on as soon as they get there because guests usually start with a drink.  You gotta give them something to help absorb that alcohol before it’s too late.  I’m a lightweight, so that’s something I’d be looking out for.

And of course these 3 Must-Have Foods for The Big Game from Mama Harris’ Kitchen for when the game starts. Don’t forget to check out her chicken wing recipes too!

Not into chicken wings?  How about Baked Turkey Meatballs from Wishful Chef?  Serve up a bowl of warm marinara sauce and sourdough bread slices next to these babies and people will be in line to have this on their plate.

Last but not least: Dessert!!  Better yet…NO BAKE desserts!

This Peanut Butter Fruit Dip from Cooking Classy looks good enough to eat all by itself!  It takes two minutes to make and all you have to do is cut up a few apples to go with it.

Finally, these No-Bake Cheesecake Truffles from a Beautiful Mess will make life in the kitchen a little easier by not having to bake.  There are quite a few steps involved, but they are great for people watching their calorie intake.

Already have your menu set?  Please share!  I’d love to know how others celebrate Super Bowl Sunday.  What are some must-have’s for you?!

I hope you all have a safe and fun Super Bowl Sunday!