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The Official Super Bowl Party Checklist

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The Super Bowl is only a few days away and I'm sure some of you plan on hosting the ultimate party!

For some of us, it's ALL about the festivities, so preparing a space for close friends (and sometimes strangers) comes with a high set of responsibilities. And the goal is to have the Super Bowl party of the year!

Here is a list of the essentials you absolutely must have for this Sunday!

Super Bowl Equipment

Mainstays 6' Fold-In-Half Table for $32. Available at Walmart.

 

 

george foreman

George Foreman 144-sq in 9 Serving, Classic-Plate Grill, Silver for $39.92 (rolled back from $49.96). Available at Walmart.

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 Crock-Pot 7-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, $34.92. Available at Walmart.

 

colemanColeman 70-Quart Xtreme Cooler for $39.88. Available at Walmart.

theaterVIZIO 42" 5.1 Sound Bar System for $298 plus a $50 Walmart gift card with purchase

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Super Bowl Food & Drink Stations

Oak Leaf Merlot & Moscato (750 mL) for $2.97. Available at Walmart.

 

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Corona light beer, 6 pack, 12 fl oz.

guacamoleSuper Guacamole Dip

Ingredients

1 bag of Tostitos Scoops! or Tositos Bite Size Gold

3 tablespoons Tostitos All Natural Salsa

2 large ripe avocados

Juice of half a lime

Salt to taste

pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Cut avocados in half and take out pit. Scoop avocado from skin and discard skin. Mash avocado with fork or beater

2.  Add Tostitos All Natural Salsa, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly.

3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve the tostitos!

pigs in a blanketPigs in a blanket

Ingredients

(8oz) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls

24 fully cooked cocktail wieners
Ketchup or purchased sweet and sour sauce

Instructions

 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles2
Place 1 wiener on shortest side of each triangle; roll up to opposite point. Place, point side down, on greased cookie sheets
Bake at 375°F. for 11 to 15 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve with ketchup

Game day greek nachos_535x357Game Day Greek Nachos

Ingredients

3 cups (4 ounces) whole wheat baked pita chips

1/3 cup Great Value Mild Finley Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese

1/4 cup small diced cucumber

1/4 cup small diced red pepper

2 tablespoons Great Value Sliced California Ripe Olives

2 tablespoons crumbled reduced fat feta cheese

1/3 cup nonfat Greek

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place pita chips in an oven safe shallow dish or baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese, cucumber, red pepper and black olives

Bake in preheated over until cheese is melted about 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with feta. Meanwhile, stir together dipping sauce. Serve warm nachos with dipping sauce.

 Peppered_bacon_wrapped_jalapenos_370x270Peppered Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos

Ingredients

6 slices Wright Brand Peppered Bacon

12 fresh jalapeno peppers, stem portion removed, de-seeded completely

1 8-ounce package cream cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup washed and chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon ground cumin seed

salt to taste

black pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Preheat oven to 350 F

2. Remove jalapeno stems, cutting away the very top of the pepper. This allows for easy removal of the seeds.

3. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper. Gently fill hollowed jalapenos with cream cheese mixture.

4. Place a small piece of bacon over the exposed portion of the jalapeno. Tightly wrap each filled jalapeno securing the filling inside. Use a toothpick for added stability.

5. Cook poppers on preheated outdoor grill and finish in a 350F oven if needed.

 Great_value_game_time_chili_370x210Great Value Game Time Chili

Ingredients

 1lb hamburger

 Great Value Chili Seasoning Packet

 Diced onion

(10-1/2-oz.) can Great Value Tomato Soup

4 (16-oz) cans Great Value Red Beans (do not drain)

1 (14-1/2-oz.) can Great Value Stewed Tomatoes (do not drain)

1/2 cup water

Instructions

Put hamburger, diced onions and seasoning packet in a pan and cook until brown. Don't drain grease.

Dice stewed tomatoes

Add tomatoes, beans, water to browned hamburger mixture

Cover and cook on low heat for 30 mins

Serve with cheese, sour cream, and chips

 

wings island wingsSpicy Island Buffalo Wings

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

2 Cup franks red hot sauce

1/2 Cup parkay margarine

1 Tablespoon Dry Parsley Flake

1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Onions
1 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
1 Teaspoon Ground Sage

For the wings:

5 Pound Chicken Wings

Peanut Oil (as needed)
Instructions
For the sauce:
Place all ingredients in small sauce pan over medium heat
Allow sauce to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally

Set aside until ready for use.

For the wings:

Place 5 lbs of chicken wings in 350 degree deep fat fryer and cook for 10 minutes (165 degree internal temp). Remove from oil and shake well.

Place wings in mixing bowl and cover with sauce.

Toss the wings until well coated. Serve with fresh cut carrots and celery along with your favorite Bleu Cheese or Ranch dressing.

 

Big_game_cupcake_370x270Big Game Cupcakes

 

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream

8 (1 stick) tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper lines

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt

Whisk together milk, vanilla and sour cream

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.

Add 1/3 of flour mixture, then 1/2 of milk mixture; repeat, ending with flour. Mix until just combined.

Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.

Tip: Make the cupcakes two weeks ahead, wrap well and freeze; thaw before decorating.

 

 

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