Yesterday, we discussed some options if you’re interested in going out and about for the Super Bowl. If you’re a homebody like us, however, perhaps you’d rather stay in and host a Super Bowl party in the comfort of your own home. For some reason, Super Bowl food is governed by certain inalienable laws: it needs to be mostly savory (a little dessert is fine, but you can’t go overboard!), spicy is generally better than not, and even for snobs like us, comfort food is the order of the day. (Our one concession to food snobbery at a Super Bowl party is putting out nice hard salami instead of pepperoni.) Below, some modest suggestions for a possible menu. Go Pats!
•We generally don’t necessarily trust Paula Deen, who we once watched make a salad that involved both mayonnaise and marshmallows, but we think she’s probably a reliable source on an occasion like the Super Bowl. These hogs in a sleeping bag are basically pigs in a blanket, except they’re even more awesome because they feature kielbasas instead of hot dogs. Amazing.
•Buffalo wings are great and all, but it’s the Super Bowl, you know? Up the ante with Jamaican jerk chicken wings, hot enough for the biggest spice aficionado. Make sure to have plenty of beer on hand to wash it down with.
•You know what’s awesome? Nachos. You know what else? Mac and cheese. Are the two good together? Who knows! We’d sure be willing to try it out, though.
•Although a Super Bowl feast should be mostly savory, one would be remiss not to include any sweet stuff. These triple-chocolate fudge brownies are damn near perfect. We’d advise turning them into brownie sundaes.