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Sunday Supper: Super Bowl Football Food

Talk of the House Sunday Supper Football FoodIf you were/are a Denver fan, I am sorry.  Seattle has kind of run away with the Super Bowl.  Regardless of the outcome, I still enjoyed the cleverness of some of the commercials (seriously, Tim Tebow??) and I enjoyed the food we had this evening.  Tonight’s Sunday supper was a Super Bowl party. If I was a good blogger, I would have shared all of this long before the actual party so that you would have ideas to use. (But how do people do that ahead of time…do they do the party twice…once ahead of time for the blog and then again for the real deal??) Oh well, perhaps there is an idea here you can save for next year. 🙂

The menu:

Football party menu

When we do a buffet style dinner, I like to go ahead and set the table ahead of time so that I know which dishes will be used and where they will go.  Post-it notes to the rescue. 🙂 You can see that I used the Pinterest table cover idea of craft paper lined off with white duct tape.

Talk of the House prefootball party tableI used the ever useful jars for all the baked potato toppings.

jars for baked potato toppingsInstead of going with team colors for either of the teams, I opted for black and white for the refs. 🙂  (It is safer to just stay neutral.) The disposable metal utensils (love them!) were tied up with black ribbon, and the black and white striped napkins came from Target.

Talk of the House utensils and napkins for football partyAnd here is everything with all the food on the table (thanks to our middle son who was a tremendous help preparing it all today!)

Talk of the House football partyTalk of the House cookies for football party

Talk of the House Football party foodEveryone just served from the table and ate wherever they wanted.  We set up the beverage table in the family room to make it easy for refills. I made a runner for that table out of some old chalkboard fabric. (At least that is what the company I ordered it from called it.)

Talk of the House beverage table for football party

Here is my plate where I ate at the coffee table in the family room.

Talk of the House football foodYes, I loaded up that baked potato!  Yum.  Oh, I think I am supposed to share a recipe with you when I do a Sunday Supper post, right?  Well all of this was very easy to prepare.  About the only recipe I could share with you would be how we make our wings:

We use a 4 lb. package of frozen wings.  Fry them (not bake them) until they are crisp.  Drain them on a paper towel lined plate. Melt one stick of butter in a large casserole dish in the microwave.  Mix a 12 oz. bottle of Frank’s Red Hot sauce (the original version) in the melted butter.  Then put the wings (yes, the ones you just fried) in the sauce and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. That’s it.  They don’t last long around here.

Hope you enjoyed the game …or at least the commercials.  You can watch the cutest one by clicking here.

I am off to refill my plate with more snacks.  Did you do anything special for the Super Bowl?

Talk of the House football food during the superbowl

We’d love to hear about it!

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Jann Olson - February 6, 2014 - 12:12 am

Your super bowl table is darling! We had a big party with some of our kids, but I didn’t decorate the table special like you did. We had two of the same things you had. Little smokies and a cheezy dip. Also had stuffed jalapenos, crab nachos, cheese ball, and cinnamon bear popcorn for a sweet snack. All was yummy! Having a potato bar is a great idea. May have to do that next year. Happy to be following you.

Nicala - February 6, 2014 - 12:05 am

So cute! I am definitely pinning for next year! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

Ashley - February 4, 2014 - 9:05 pm

And I thought I was the only one who put Post-it-Notes in my serving pieces ahead of time! Love your Blog and your beautiful home. Thank you for letting us all into your life!

KellyinPA - February 4, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Well, that didn’t go well, did it? Poor Peyton. Anyhow, I love this idea! We take turns hosting our small group for Super Bowl, not sure when my next turn will be but I’m pinning this so I don’t forget! I could eat one of those baked potatoes right now;)

rachel - February 4, 2014 - 8:51 am

I love what you did for the game. And I was wondering if you are still hunting for a poundcake recipe? I have the perfect sour cream pound cake recipe and I like to add almond extract to it, because I LOVE almond! But just keeping it vanilla is good, too. Just let me know!
Rachel, I would love to see your recipe! It may be like my mom’s but it would be good to compare it to. Thank you for sharing.
p.s. Sorry for the delay in responding. I have been swamped with comments and emails lately! (which is a good thing. 🙂 )

elle - February 3, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Love it! So cute all of it. That is the original Buffalo recipe – which most people don’t know! They always forget the butter and just get any old hot sauce. I don’t know how blogs work either, but the superbowl comes along every year – so you can re-run it next year and the ideas will still be perfect!

Marianne in Mo. - February 3, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Hubby and I went to a late lunch at Bob Evans (coupon! )Then we watched t game a bit later. Halftime, he grilled wings and brats, and I cut up some celery sticks. We munched on that the rest of the third quarter. Loved the Bruno Mars halftime, but not so much the Red Hot Chili Peppers – never thought they were that bad in the early days! I was ready after that to watch DA, but waited until today. Won’t spoil it for any who have yet to see, but got a laugh from grandmother! 😉
Your party looked yummy, and loved the table decor. I’m not a big football fan, so I doubt I’ll ever go to a party! I just don’t really understand football, and I had girly-girls, so none for them either, although the oldest now is a fan. At least of her alma mater, Mizzou and sadly, the Broncos, as she’s in Colo. for a bit.

Barbara (WA) - February 3, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Oh yes, indeed, we did something special for the Super Bowl – we live very near Seattle and the win has been thrilling for the whole state!!!! The last championship was for the Sonics in 1979 so we’ve waited a very long time. (I keep hoping the Mariners will win the World Series in MY lifetime, haha!). Anyway, we had several choices of parties to attend but I hung out at my son’s house. One of his friends kept fried chicken wings going during the whole game. Our son grilled pork ribs. There were hot and cold dips, chips, beer, cocktails, Skittles (of course) and desserts. No one sat down very much until we had it won. I also learned not to hold a glass of beer and then jump up and down cheering for a touchdown. It was my son’s turn to clean up after me. But we had a fun, fun time. It really is amazing to see a city come together to cheer on a team. I’ve seen all ages, from teeny babies to very old ladies all dressed in Seahawks gear. And I think your idea of black and white for the refs is brilliant when it isn’t “your” team playing.

Garden, Home and Party - February 3, 2014 - 6:56 pm

What a great idea using the black and white stripes…ref’s, very neutral. The wings sound delicious and the potato made my mouth water, I must be hungry.
We enjoyed the day with our oldest son and his sweet wife. We enjoyed meat pies form a new Aussie place and had lots of snacks, guacamole, salsa, chips, Italian guacamole and queso. Not exactly low calorie but hey, it’s a celebration of football, a good reason to indulge.
I loved the lab puppy and Clydesdale horse commercial.

Dawn - February 3, 2014 - 6:45 pm

We went to a family friendly Superbowl party until half time and then headed home. It is a school night ya know. I made Rotel chicken dip and homemade chocolate chip, butterscotch, sea salt cookies to take to it. I love that Budweiser commercial too! Any thing with a dog always wins me over for sure!

Renea Russell - February 3, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Hello Kelly,
Your home is so cozy! Love, love, love it!
I wish you could have posted this before the game because I would have wanted to copy all fo it. I have thought about removing the wall between my kitchen and dining room. After seeing yours, it really makes me want to do it. I have a question about your butcher block kitchen counter tops. What did you use to seal them? Would you recommend them? I can get them from Ikea and my hubbie can install them, but we are worried about the upkeep.
Thanks for sharing so much on your awesome blog.
I wish I could have posted this before the game too, but perhaps you can pin it on pinterest and remember to use the ideas for a party next year. Our countertops are not butcher block. My husband made them from pine shelving boards. They are sealed with several coats of polyurethane, and have done well except for one section next to the sink. I should have been sealed it on the end to protect it. Apparently there was not enough caulk or whatever there is between the sink and counter, and water got in there. That small section needs to be refinished. Otherwise, I love them! I don’t know how the Ikea ones do, but it seems that I have heard great things about them on different blogs. Good luck with your project, Renea!

GinaE - February 3, 2014 - 4:18 pm

I’m not a football fan, so thanks so much for sharing the link to that commercial. Beyond cute!!! I miss my yellow lab that passed away last year sooooo much.

Louvina - February 3, 2014 - 11:30 am

Oh, I meant to tell you— that heartwarming Bud commercial was my favorite one also and I love reading all the comments from all your blog followers! It reminds me of my Pen Pal days — only now we have instance internet “Pen Pals”!
It IS just like being pen pals! I have said that to my husband several times….but this time the pen pals have pictures included here. 🙂 I think the “talk” is so important on blogs. Without it, you are just talking to yourself! (which is helpful at times, but not nearly as much fun! 🙂 )

Shelley @ Calypso in the Country - February 3, 2014 - 9:53 am

Great menu and I LOVE how you did the table! I am pinning this one for next year!
Thank you for sharing the blog love through Pinterest, Shelley. I appreciate it!!

Retha - February 3, 2014 - 9:45 am

Oh my goodness, how clever! What a neat theme! I love the striped straws and napkins! And the football thingies in the black bucket – were they cookies? Delightful!
Yes, Retha, the football “thingies” in the bucket were cookies…nice shortbread ones with brown sprinkles. 🙂

Cathy Norrie - February 3, 2014 - 9:27 am

Hi Kelly,

As usual, you created a fantastic background upon which to serve your delicious food.

Our family gathered at my aunt and uncle’s (since our house is too small for anything more than a gathering of 6 people at the most) and we had a Super Bowl potluck. You see, we Canadians not only celebrate our own sports events but get to cheer for your games also! Of course we were cheering for Seattle so it turned out to be a very happy crew.

My contribution to the laden food table was: pulled pork served on crusty buns; a big pot of chili – for those who might not like pulled pork or for those who have huge appetites and eat both) and red cabbage coleslaw. My son, Cam, made homemade pizza pockets (stuffed with cream cheese and arugula along with salami and marinara) and he also brought a variety of beer (including some from Seattle… Pike Pale) which was very good. Other contributions were a lovely butter lettuce and mandarin orange salad and a delicious Score Trifle for dessert!

All in all, what with the huge win and the huge amount of food everyone left very satisfied! The only thing missing were your fabulous decorations!

Take care
Sounds like a delicious and fun party! I would have been the pig who had the pulled pork AND the chili! (and the yummy dessert 🙂 )

Design Chic - February 3, 2014 - 9:04 am

What a great party you had – love the theme and all of my favorites. We went to a neighborhood party and it was so fun – not too much a game, but fun to be with friends and family!

Martha - February 3, 2014 - 9:00 am

What a wonderful Buffet! I love the black & white…good idea to stay neutral and something you could reuse every year. Were you joking about the disposable metal utensils? If those are plastic I want to know where you got them, they look great. We did not do anything special for Super Bowl Sunday…..I know, criminal. We celebrated all day Sat at my granddaughters birthday party… Sunday was wind down day for my husband and me. I did watch Downton Abby, much better than the Super Bowl to me.
Martha, those utensils were most definitely disposable plastic ones made to look like metal. I buy them so frequently, I am not sure which source those particular ones came from. They either came from Target (on the paper plate aisle – not the party section), Walmart (again not on the party aisle – the paper/plastic plate aisle), or Kroger. Look for them. They are great for parties!

Polly in KS - February 3, 2014 - 8:00 am

Believe it or not, my family isn’t into sports – at all. How un-American can we be? Right. So we didn’t do anything – my husband is in the Army Reserves, so he was gone for his drill weekend, my daughter and I went to church, that’s about it.

What a fantastic idea for a Super Bowl Sunday – highlighting the referees and not the teams! Love it! I agree with Sharon – what a darlin’ idea. I can always adapt it to something else. Thanks for sharing.

judy - February 3, 2014 - 7:58 am

I love your table setting and your menu. Whenever we go to any kind of football parties they always take place at my daughter’s house where everyone brings a favorite dish. She gets her wings at Sam’s but I’m going to share your wing recipe…I bet she’ll love it.

We ate leftover Chinese food for supper! Our son and his family stayed over Saturday night after our lake party and he loves this one particular Chinese restaurant here in town so they picked that up for lunch and we had lots leftover for supper.

I’ve been meaning to ask you if you could do a post/tutorial on how you “frame” your menus and/or recipes. Thank you Kelly!
Judy, for the blog I type it all as a document in Microsoft Word. I start with “insert a table or graph” making it 1 column by 1 row and set it to “auto fit by contents.” Then I choose the kind of border and what color I want. After that, I type the menu or recipe inside the “table”, use my Snipping Tool on the computer to cut it out of the document, and then save it as an image. There are probably other ways to do it (especially the saving part) but this way works for me. You might be able to right click on it and simply save it as an image from there…not sure. Try it and see.

Sharon - February 3, 2014 - 7:47 am

What a darlin’ idea for a Super Bowl Party! I think even I could pull this one off. Would you mind sharing where you purchased the square/rectangular plates?
Sharon, I am not real sure where those came from. I had everyone looking for them for our daughter’s graduation party a couple of years ago. If I was the one who bought them, they came from either Target or Walmart, but it may have been some that my mom found at a yard sale. Sorry I can’t be more specific.

Debra - February 3, 2014 - 12:10 am

How darn cute. Your family must just love you. How nice your son helped. Everything was simple and adorable. I’m craving wings now. Well, I went Italian and tried a new recipe. It was just going to be the two of us, so it was wine, stuffed jumbo shells and just garlic bread. It was good and now I have dinner leftovers for tomorrow. I only watched the game until half time with the hubs, then it was off to another room for a double dose of Downton Abby with tea and a few cookies. The Broncos were getting slaughtered already. Ugh! Hubs said the half time wasn’t very good. That was our Super Bowl doings. A quiet one.


Anita - February 2, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Well, I watched a little bit of the game! Wish I could see the American commercials though. Your table is quite impressive, and imaginative. I prepared a few snack foods along with some wings that I just popped into the oven! That’s it. Soon it will be Downton Abbey, so looking forward to it.

Louvina - February 2, 2014 - 11:20 pm

I made goodies and sent them to my granddaughter’s SB party which was a bonfire. We only had pulled pork, chips, fruitcake and popcorn later as a snack. Spent the afternoon at a movie with lunch at Panera, soup and salad. Loved your SB Sunday night supper! My husband said he wished he had been at your house! Everything was just beautiful!

Kathy - February 2, 2014 - 11:20 pm

I like the referee theme idea. We went to an annual Super Bowl Party at our next door neighbors’ house. It was a ton of fun, as always….lots of friends, fabulous food and drink, and a random betting board. I was one of the first quarter winners and our future son-in-law won at half-time. The thing is that everyone who wins is a friend! (Katrina, I REALLY missed you this year.)

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