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Super Bowl 51 – Food for the football Gods and you!

Welcome back to another annual American tradition!  Super Bowl 51 has arrived. Personally, I’ve always been in it for the food, commercials, and the half time show.  Every year, someone explains to me the ins and outs of football… and every year I forget the information as quickly as I had received it. To be fair, typically there are some adult libations involved so I share half of the blame with that little detail.

Since I’ve not had much time, and last year I posted a tad too late, I am reposting last year’s amazing spread that I had concocted along with a fabulous dish from my fabulous friend, Alana. Alas, Alana has remained in Beijing and I am now in Portland, Oregon but I miss her daily, as I miss throwing and hosting parties with her, our tipsy IKEA adventures (click on it for that incredible story), and our weekly “The Goodwife” dates.  This one’s for you, girl!

“Super Bowl 51 – Food for the football Gods and you!”  9 amazing appetizers for the big day that are more than guaranteed to satisfy your crazy crowd. Have you been wondering what to serve other than plain chips and plain sliders? Well, here is your answer and some! There is no way, and I mean no way, that these 9 appetizers will not only be crowd pleasers but have people, dare I say it, at times almost forget about the game.  Ahh!  Crazy! Sacrilege! Don’t hate me. Promise, you will thank me later when you are rolling your guests out the door with their ever-so-content bulging bellies. And yes, those bellies will be food & beer bellies, no doubt.  So, start makin’ your list and sortin’ out next Sunday.  Go ______! Insert team of your choice. 😉

The list: (Click on the colored link to bring you to the recipe’s page)

Holy Sh#& Nachos! This is maybe the best thing in the entire world.  Featured on Food Gawker!

Classic Guacamole.  Great to top the nachos with AND for an awesome dip!

Lentil Sloppy Joes To Die For! Make these into sliders for game day.

Cheesy Mushroom & Onion Pizza.  Serve as slices or small square bites.

Classic Creamy Mac n’ Cheese.  Serve in large slices or as small bites in cups.

Easy Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas. Serve in small triangles.

Classic Hummus.  Honestly, when and how could this ever not be a perfect app? Serve with pita chips, pretzels, veggies, whatever! Make in 5 minutes!

Parmesan & Artichoke Dip.  A super creamy and 5 minute dip that can be served with the same options as the hummus!

Mediterranean Pita Platter.  Throw some of the already made hummus on here, plus some other easy & quick do-dads, and done!

Holy Sh#% Loaded Nachos!

Amazing Classic Guacamole

Lentil Sloppy Joes To Die For!Cheesy Mushroom & Onion PizzaCreamy Classic Baked Mac' n CheeseEasy Spinach & Mushroom Cheesy Quesadillas

Classic Creamy Hummus

IMG_8213Mediterranean Pita Platter

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