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
My martini of choice is a Chopin Vodka or Ketel One Dirty Martini slightly dirty with blue cheese-stuffed olives (Satterfields or Flemming’s make the best in Birmingham). This recipe reminds me a lot of my favorite cocktail, hence its name: Dirty Martini Cheese Ball. Even my son, Zachary, who loves blue cheese and olives, begs me to make this. It’s great for a party, and it’s so simple. Just mold it together, let it chill for about 4 hours and then roll in nuts. It’s a sure hit, so cheers!