The Superbowl is almost here! That means almost nothing to me except for great snacks. I don’t even watch the game (gasp!), but I love any reason to get together with friends and family and eat delicious food. It’s also a great motivation for getting your house squeaky clean, just sayin’. Megan and Chris go to a Superbowl party every year at their friends’ house, David goes to watch the game and play cards with friends, and the kids and I just hang out and snack. No, don’t feel sorry for me……I’m perfectly happy doing just that. But even if you’re not having a party on Superbowl Sunday or going to one, the dip recipes below will work great for any get-together.
I love the idea of appetizers and finger food. Maybe it goes back to my childhood love of finger jello. When I have a party, I like to make an easy main dish like chili. Homemade cornbread is a must if you have chili! You could also have baked potato bar with the chili, so people can put chili on their potato or just have a potato with other toppings. We did this for our fall barn party. Appetizers are a great idea because they are self-serve and no one has to wait until the main dish is served (if there is one). Whatever you do, avoid hangry guests at all costs! My friend Karla gave me an easy recipe for a cheeseball that I made every Christmas. It’s fantastic! I also made mini crescent dogs with little smokies every Christmas Eve too…..they’re simple yet tasty. Do like I do and have your husband assemble them. Another recipe with little smokies is to wrap them in bacon, roll in brown sugar and bake. So addictive and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
For the last couple of years, Megan has made a monster cookie dip and brought it to the Superbowl party. She said there are never any leftovers….a sure sign of success. My sisters and I love Mexican food, so we like a cheese dip in the crockpot. I make a recipe called TNT dip and it’s easy and delicious. Oh my gosh, I’m getting so hungry writing this! Kendal makes a delicious dip called Neiman Marcus Dip that Megan and I can’t resist. Buffalo chicken dip always goes over great, too. Good old cheese and crackers can’t beat, either. There’s also the sweet and salty Chex mix I make for every holiday. Sander has been asking me to make it but I can’t be trusted not to eat it in large amounts!
Monster Cookie Dough Dip
Neiman Marcus Dip
If you are heading to a potluck or just staying home, the superbowl is as good excuse as any to make one of these treats!
What is your favorite party dip?