Score A Touchdown With Your Food
Football fare should be easy to make, easy to eat and filling enough to fuel guests through four quarters of pigskin excitement. Don't settle for a bowl of chips and a few dips: Score a touchdown at your next party with these main courses that are sure to become football favorites.
Keep things hot with chili
Every year, Jennifer Levison, the executive chef from popular Atlanta restaurant Souper Jenny, puts together a "Souper Bowl Menu" in honor of the big game. She swears by her recipe for My Dad's Turkey Chili as a staple for game-day fare and even included it in her cookbook, Souper Jenny Cooks. Stock a "chili bar" with Fritos, avocado, jalapeno, fried leeks, diced onions and shredded cheese so that your guests can build their own bowl once the chili is ready to be served.
My dad's turkey chili
Adding brown sugar to traditional chili recipes can add a touch of sweetness to the spice! "My favorite thing about My Dad's Turkey Chili is the sweet heat. The mixture of the brown sugar and the chili powder are the perfect combination." - Jennifer
Keep 'em stuffed with potato skins
Stuffed potato skins may sound like an appetizer, but when done up right, they can be considered a whole meal. Plus, they're easy to transport and eat in front of the TV without the risk of a food fumble. Executive chef Lee Ann Whippen from Chicago q suggests her Stuffed Potato Skins recipe for football parties.
Stuffed potato skins
"You can create an interesting presentation for your potato skins by serving them standing on end. Cut off both tips of the cooked potatoes before stuffing them so that the potatoes have a flat end to stand on." - Lee Ann
Spice things up with wings
Wings are practically synonymous with football game day parties, so if you want to keep your guests happy, whip up a platter and let your guests serve themselves. This easy dry-rub wing recipe is another favorite from Lee Ann Whippen.
Smoked dry-rub wings
"Because the dry rub and pineapple juice give the wings a sweet and smoky flavor, it's best to cut the flavor a bit with a tomato-based BBQ dipping sauce. If you think that all of your guests will enjoy the sauce, you can add some to the wings about three minutes before you take them off of the grill (no more than 3 minutes though because they will burn otherwise!). When I entertain, I typically coat half of the wings in the sauce and leave the other half alone, providing the dipping sauce on the side. It is always best for a big party to provide options for your guests!"- Lee Ann
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