If your Italian, and I think I am a smidge…you will agree that food is the center of all get togethers. A good friend recently said, “Gee, how many people are you having over, because you are having enough food to feed 200.” To be exact, we are having 59 and it’s Superbowl to boot. Being Italian, having a get together over Superbowl…means tons of great, comfort foods! Here is what our friends are bringing and what we are serving:
- Murder Burgers
- Penne à la Vodka
- Brats and Dogs
- Chicken Wings
- Buffalo Wings (yes there IS a difference)
- St. Luis Ribs
- Mexican Chili Dip
- Pulled Pork
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Eclair Cake
- Enough beer and wine to swoosh everything down
We also have two birthdays to celebrate, so there will be not one, but TWO birthday cakes, candles and songs of love. We usually do a cake for each team in the Superbowl, but that may have to be passed this year in lieu of birthday wishes…
I know there are at least two dishes or desserts that I haven’t mentioned, because two people haven’t shared yet what they will be bringing (ahem Sarah and Wayne). Now that is some food! Everything is usually great and calm too, until things get “low”. Then lookout. If there happens to be one burger left or that single elusive rib left in the chafing dish, it can get ugly. Threats are made, tempers flare and trickery begins to get the opposing person to look the other way while that last piece of goodness is stolen from right under their nose.
All kidding aside, we usually do have some leftovers, but it gives us a great reason to have family and friends over a second day for refreshments or if, in this case its a Monday night, and everyone is back to their daily grinds, just some extra cake to eat after dinner for us and snacks for the Bachelor and Hawaii Five-O later on.
Good luck Steelers and Packers and mostly, good luck to all the dishes that will fear the serving spoon!
- imabonehead: Fast Five Spice Beef Ribs | Black Girl Chef’s Whites (blackgirlchefswhites.com)
- Make “Pittsburgh Popcorn” for the SuperBowl (momcooks.net)
- Catch McRib Fever! (Followed By McRib Vomiting And Indigestion) (theawl.com)
- The Summer of Food (wigsbabe.wordpress.com)