Weekly Menu: Super Bowl Party Food

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry.

With the Super Bowl only a week away, it’s time to start planning your menu, if you haven’t already. This one is inspired by Ole’s grad school advisor’s annual Super Bowl party. A few varieties of chili to please the masses, baked potatoes and all the fixings, appetizers, dips, finger foods and plenty of hand-held desserts.

It is one of my favorite Super Bowl menu ideas. Warm chili and baked potatoes go so well together, plus they have similar toppings, or you can always top your baked potato with the chili. They’re also easy to make ahead of time so you aren’t rushing around trying to pull it all together the day of.

If you have a moment to pull yourself away from the big game, take a moment to head over and see what Team Beth is doing at the SCJ Clean Start Challenge on Lifetime Moms. I recently shared a story about my high school years and how important it is to promote self-esteem in children because it plays a huge role in those adolescent phases. It is something that has shaped how I think about raising my own kids, and I hope you’ll join us and vote for Team Beth so we can raise $10,000 for Love Our Children USA.

The Preparation Shortcuts:

1. Make the chili ahead of time and heat in the crock pot just before serving.
2. Most desserts can also be made ahead of time and stored until ready to consume.
3. Baked chicken wings can hog a lot of oven space. I suggest starting them early and moving them to crock pots or roasters to keep them warm
4. Have friends bring appetizers and desserts to take some of the pressure off. Chances are they’ll ask what they can bring before you ever mention it.

Last week from Food for My Family:

Picky Eaters Guest Post 1
Lifetime Moms:
National Oatmeal Month: Oh the Things You Can Do
Creamy Spinach and Feta Macaroni and Cheese
French Fry Fondness: Kids Learn to Prefer Unhealthy Foods Through Exposure

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  1. Thanks for the inclusion! This is totally making me hungry…

  2. Great roundup of posts! Thanks for including one of mine as well. Bookmarking this for the weekend!

  3. I love this plan. Would love it EVERY week.

  4. I want all of this food. I wish it was the superbowl everyday.

    Minus the football part.

    Miss you already!! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  5. I am ready for the big game…and the food:) Great list! Thanks for including our nachos!

  6. Okay, all this made me super hungry! Great round-up and love that they are make ahead!

  7. BOY – do you know how to have a party! Three Chilis with baked potatoes would be enough – then all that other dreamy stuff! yum. The Spinach Bread Bowls are brilliant, aren’t they? I love discovering other sites!

  8. Thanks for including my frito pie link! Frito Pie is excellent football food.

  9. Bring on the Super Bowl grub! Great suggestions…now I am hungry!

  10. So many great ideas for a party! I definitely love things that can be made ahead of time.

  11. Big fan of your site, loads of your posts have truly helped me out. Awaiting improvements!

  12. Yum! You put together a great list for a menu there. I need to start planning my menu for the big game too!

  13. Your house is THE place to be for the super bowl!! TU XO

  14. Wow! Awesome ideas for the Super Bowl Party! Thank you for some great recipes! πŸ™‚

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