My husband and I want to invite people over for the Super Bowl and I don't want to have to spend all my time in the kitchen. Any suggestions on what to serve so I can enjoy the evening? --Julie2
The key to enjoying your party is to prepare recipes that can be made ahead of time and don't require much attention to serve.
So how about a SOUPER BOWL Party?
Prepare two or more varieties of soup. (Many soups can be made ahead and frozen; they're even better since they've had a chance to sit around a little). Just place the pots of soup on a low heat on your stove and surround with mugs. Make one of your soups meatless and one heartier. Everyone can try different ones throughout the evening at their leisure. Pick up ready-made desserts such as brownies or cookies and put them on a tray. Make sure to have a few dips scattered with chips and enjoy the evening. And of course, buy Super-Bowl-themed paper goods.
Here's a no-fuss dip to start off the evening:
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise
1 (.65-ounce) Italian dressing mix (Good Seasons)
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
Mix all ingredients together
For a spicier SOUPER BOWL, make two kinds of chilies. Have condiments such as onions, cheese and tortilla chips around your mugs to serve with chili.
THEME SOUPER BOWL: Why not try a Southwestern theme? Make Southwestern Soup or Black Bean Soup. Keep the theme going with a Mexican Layered Dip. For added ease, serve ready-made brownies or cookies for dessert.
Have fun and you will be the winner!
Keep on Cooking!
Holly B. Clegg, author of the Trim and Terrific book series
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