What about a cold antipasto plate---cheese chunks, really good olives, pickled asparagus or cauliflower florets. I guess I would serve it first, like a first course or an appetizer, before the pasta.
Probably too late but I was thinking a nice lettuce salad.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Well, you have a couple other Lions fans down there in TX.
DH and I went to the Texans/Lions game last fall for my birthday, we had a great time, and I was surprised at just how many people had Lions' jerseys on.