The Super Bowl is the Granddaddy of all sporting events. What makes it great is everyone can enjoy it….or at least can enjoy the celebration around the Super Bowl. Not a football fan? Sorry to hear that. However, even non-footballers have much to enjoy about a Super Bowl celebration. First, there are always fun commercials to watch throughout. The three that got my highest praise: Goat 4 Sale, Man vs. Cheetah & The Next Big Thing. Perhaps the most clever marketing stunt of last night happened during the blackout wasn’t even TV-related but was when Oreo’s tweeted this:
Power out? No problem. twitter.com/Oreo/status/29…
— Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) February 4, 2013
BTW – our party officially dubbed the 2013 Super Bowl as the “Blackout Bowl”. You heard it here first folks.
Not a football or commercial fan? Don’t worry. The pre-game and halftime show entertainment is probably what drew you in. While I didn’t care for One Republic’s new song (pre-game) or the sexed-up side of Beyoncé’s halftime show, I did really like the visual effects (lighting, projections/holographs, and fireworks) of the entertainment.
Strike three? Really!?! Can’t stand football, hate commercials and don’t enjoy super-star musical performances? Well they you must come for the food. There is typically a great spread at any good Super Bowl party. If there isn’t, get out and come to the party I am at. Last night we had a molten cheese fountain, chips, salsa, veggie tray, pizza, cupcakes, truffles, cocktail wieners, mini-tacos, bacon-wrapped dates and soda. Oh, and my Baked Stuffed jalapeno:
Sorry for the bad finished-product picture. I was on-location and only had my iPhone and a few seconds before the crowd descended.
So even if you hate sports, can’t stand good marketing/advertising, have no interest in pop-music you can still enjoy a Super Bowl party because everyone needs to eat good food. Keep that in mind next year when you’re asked to go to a Super Bowl party. Change your first response from, “I don’t care for football” to, “What will you have to eat?” My favorite snack from last night was football shaped truffles and of course my Baked Stuffed Jalapenos. What was your favorite Super Bowl Party Snack?
- 10 Jalapeno peppers
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 3 diced green onions
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- ¼ cup Jack Cheese
- 5 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
- Slice the jalapenos in half and scoop out the seeds (melon baller works well).
- Mix the other ingredients together.
- Fill halves of peppers with the cream cheese mix.
- Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.