Tom’s Tips are my favorite techniques and tips from the kitchen
Still at a loss as to what to serve at your Super Bowl party? Maybe you’ve grown weary of chili (the national dish for The Super Bowl) but don’t despair your party can still be the hit of the neighborhood (especially since everyone will be at your place!) I have a boatload of party-approved, easy-to prepare dishes and drinks that will make yours the party everyone will remember. You can make it doubly easy on yourself by sharing this list and assigning your friends, family and neighbors the task of preparing them. Now that’s a Super Bowl party worth cheering for!
Chili – I’m not leaving this out just because you might be ready for something new. My Texas chili is true of form – meat and spices – and requires overnight refrigeration so you still have time
Calzones – Take pizza to the next level by turning your pizza dough into calzones
Di rigueur – if you serve nothing else, you need to at least have some pickles and some cheese … in the following formats, please. It doesn’t show much in the way of caring if you open some jars and unwrap a block of cheese and call it ‘snacks’
Hors d’oeuvres – A little fussier, but I’m into that – individual appetizers to serve on big platters
Dips – Don’t forget the dip!
Drinks – beer is an easy go to, just don’t fall into a false-sense of needs by ordering a keg unless you’re hosting at a college fraternity or have over 100 people imbibing
Dessert – Some guests just won’t forgive you if you don’t have something sweet, especially if their team doesn’t win