Sunday, February 2, 2014

Superbowl Eats

Today is the 1st time in 20 years I will be home for the Superbowl. Usually I attend a friend's Superbowl party. However, this year the party is cancelled. As much as I will miss spending time with all my bowl game friends, I am looking forward to my Superbowl menu. My niece-in-laws will be attending the game courtesy of their new bff Seattle Seahawk Derrick Coleman. Fox taped a segment with the girls for the pre-game show. The pre-game show is four hours long and of course we don't know when their piece will air. Then the game. As football fans, we actually look forward to this part. At my friend's house the guys & I are glued to the game. This year will be no different. Prior to the aforementioned letter exchange, I was leaning toward Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Now, I'm die-hard Seahawk fan. Half-time is usually the time for eats, but this year Bruno Mars has invited several New Jersey marching bands to participate in his show. Roxbury High School will be among those performing at half-time. 
Multi-Grain Nachos
Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Chips from Our Best Bites
Sweet Potato Chips

Given the amount of articles written, it is clear how important what is served during the Superbowl festivities is as important if not more important than the game itself. Since we are planning on watching not only the game but the pre-game show as well; I need to plan enough food to cover 9 hours of munching. The menu choices will be on the healthy side: cut veggies (celery, radishes, cauliflower & carrots), multi-grain cheese nachos, baked chicken tenders, sweet potato chips and green beans. The green bean recipe intrigues me the most. I had been planning on frying them with olive oil & garlic when I came upon this recipe to bake them. 
  Oven-Roasted Green Beans Recipe
Healthy Chicken Tenders               Oven Roasted Green Beans

Now to the good stuff... desert! One of my favorite memories of my Nana was sitting on the red stool in her kitchen while she cooked.  There were no short pre-packaged short cuts for her, everything was made from scratch. She made the BEST chocolate pudding on the stove. Once it cooled it had a yummy skin on top that seems to be out of vogue today. Awhile back I found a chocolate pudding recipe from Hershey. I'm going to make it in the morning (without the covering so it will develop a skin). As the game winds down, I'll enjoy the treat and remember my Nana. 
Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate Pudding

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