OK, as a food blogger, I’d be remiss not talking about what food you need to have on hand for this weekend’s long extravaganza of a Super Bowl. Of course, if you are in the weather-beleaguered East Coast, you may be entertaining yourself in front of the game as mountains of snow are again predicted for this, the third weekend in a row!
Even if you are left with leftovers, most games revolve around the seasonal avocado. Grocers are touting their special prices for this versatile fruit/vegetable with its heart-healthy fats. Not everyone has to turn it into a chip dip of guacamole. The naturally, beautifully colored sliced avocado turns an ordinary platter into a more attractive platter for deli meats or cheeses. Yes, deli somehow wins over the legions of sandwich lovers, and dips of all types manage to fill the groaning board.
You would think this would be an impossible food celebration without wings. For over a week now, every bar and grocer has been promoting prepared wings and wings to prepare. Don’t forget the sauces as those who like milder wings will attest, they prefer to dip the wings into some condiment combination.
The other food that begs big bowl mastery is chili. This is the time of year chili cook-offs win over new legions of followers from the bean-no bean turf wars to the vegan aficionados.
The food safety people have even gotten into the act making certain you remember about temperature and storage.
However you approach the weekend, remember this football maxim: The game takes forever. Food has to last into overtime.