Call me a snob.
Call me what you want, but I hate the Super Bowl.
Parties are held and countless people venture out of their homes and head to their local establishments in order to enjoy the big game. For reasons that I cannot comprehend, there are those who just don’t like to watch the NFL. There are even people who won’t watch the Super Bowl!
Well, I am one of them. Maybe this is why I’m single…..
But what bugs me a lot about the superbowl is the the food. And lets be clear, the super bowl is never about football. Its a “social-bowl”.
It’s easy to be a Super Bowl party guest. Just offer to bring beer, and don’t mock the football shaped serving trays and you’re good to go, but if you’re the host it’s an entirely different matter. Your friends can get soggy hotwings and chewy pizza from any bar in town. So if by chance you are hosting a super bowl party, consider my “Do’s and Don’ts”:
“Do” have a buffet. You shouldn’t spend the entire party serving your guests. You’re a host, not a waiter.
“Don’t” say, “I could use another wine cooler!”
“Do” a little research. Well, at least I should need to because I as far as I know, a “red zone” is used tampon.
“Dont” exclaim upon arrival, “Man! 55-inch, Sony, High-Definition TV. Screw football, let’s dial up some porn!
“Do” be classy and unconventional by maybe forgoing the pizza and beer in favor of regional Pittsburgh or Wisconsin food (cheese platter maybe?)
“Don’t” try out a new recipe day of. Parties are never a good time to “experiment”. Its pig skin, not guinea pig. If you haven’t made it before, don’t make it at all.
“Do” have a coffee table with extra snacks in front of the TV and snacks else where around the room away from the TV. From my experience with die hard sports fanatical friends, fans don’t like snack-y people walking in front of the screen every two minutes, and non football fans don’t want to play cater-waiter for a three hour game.
“Don’t” Let friends drive drunk, unless they are mean.
“Do” brag about how good your food is. No, it’s not tacky to do so.
What do you love or hate about the Super Bowl? Got any Dos and Donts for party hosting or the Super Bowl in general?
So heres a recipe that has nothing to do with football. Just how I like it!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tbs ground cinnamon
- 2 tbs molasses
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla, molasses and oil. Beat together until well blended. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until doughnuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan. Once cooled brush with a little melted butter and dust with extra cinnamon. I personally think this beats “pizza and wings”.