One week from today is the Super Bowl, one of the most fun sporting events of the year. I filmed a Super Bowl television cooking segment for NBC “Daytime Alabama” which will air next week, making four easy appetizers. This 5 ingredient recipe for Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil is a cinch, taking only 20 minutes to prepare. Here are some of my favorite Super Bowl tips for hosting your upcoming party.
Super Bowl Hosting Tips:
-Think “green” and make it easy. Send out E Invites or call or Facebook your friends
-Set up as many televisions as possible if you’re having a large party
-Plan simple and easy food to put out and refill. Also, think about servings foods that are easy to pick up and eat in your lap.
-Have one room planned for television watchers and another for those who just want to talk (okay…some of us women)
-If you’re inviting guests with children, have video games, movies, coloring pages, crayons and puzzles to keep them busy
-Offer healthy foods: such as serve fresh fruit and vegetables with hummus
-Have plenty of beverages and a variety for everyone
-Ask guests to pitch in and bring food (give them a task)
-Have a “faux betting pool” set up and a few prizes for the winners
Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil
1 (8 ounce) Brie, rind removed
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1. Preheat oven to 325F.
2. Place brie on a baking dish. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and pepper. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until brie melts. Top with basil and serve immediately with crackers.