If you are hosting a large crowd at your Super Bowl party, you’ll need lots of snacks. To help you out, former NFL running back LaDainian
Tomlinson and his wife Torsha have teamed up with Kellogg’s to create
some snack recipe ideas and party planning tips that will help turn your game day bash into the
most valuable party in
the neighborhood. They also have generously offered a wonderful prize pack to one of my lucky readers. Check out their recipes and party tips:
- Cheez-It Bayou Blitz Mix
- Gridiron Party Pizzas
- Roasted Red Pepper Dip
- Rice Krispies Treats Footballs
- Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stripes Layered Bars
Advance the ball: As guests arrive, start
with dry mixes to prime their beverage selection. Move on to
refrigerated dips when all “players” are on the field – this way the dip
doesn’t sit out too long and everyone gets
their fair share.
Go no-huddle: Set up the beverages along the sidelines of the room to avoid a buildup around the drink cooler.
Prevent pile-ups: Divvy up each appetizer on the line of scrimmage with several separate bowls and place them in different areas around the house.
Keep a clear field: Place messier dips over hardwood floors and easy-to-clean areas to avoid dripping on the carpets and couches – a major penalty.
Call audibles: As quarterback of the party, don’t be afraid to switch up your strategy on game day to keep the partygoers happy.
Football Shaped Buns-
olive oil or vegetable oil
12 frozen yeast dinner roll dough balls
Football Shaped Hamburgers-
1 slice white bread, crust removed
1 1/2 milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 pound ground sirloin (sirloin will hold it’s shape better than other types of ground beef)
Evenly divide the meat between the twelve football shaped cavities in the silicone molds. Bake for 12 minutes until the meet just begins to brown (see picture on right.) This will ensure the hamburgers cook evenly and hold their shape nicely.
Remove burgers from skillet. Pipe football laces on each patty. Cut football shaped buns in half, add anything you like, such as lettuce and tomato. Set football shaped burger on top and serve hot.
If you want to serve these at your Super Bowl Party, but don’t want to be in the kitchen cooking, then make them before your guests arrive and keep them warm in a chafing dish. If you add some beef stock to the bottom of the chafing dish, the moisture will keep them nice and juicy for hours. I did this for a party not too long ago and it worked out great.