Not gonna lie, it’s stressful being married to someone whose team is in the Super Bowl. Logan and I have been together for seven years, but I’ve never been in this position before. Up until this year, football season has come and gone rather predictably. In short:
- The season starts. Football always seems to be on television. Logan is excited. He says the Eagles are going to crush. GO BIRDS!!! I do not know the rules.
- A couple games are played, and Logan becomes increasingly agitated. The Eagles are “always shitting the bed, dammit!”
- Some other games happen. Logan is disappointed in the Eagles, but he has resigned himself to the fact that they are, yet again, a disgrace to Philadelphia. Perhaps they will do better next year. Probably not.
- It’s Super Bowl Sunday! We drink beer and eat food. There is a fun dancing show halfway through! I don’t care who wins! Logan and I sleep like tiny fat infants because our life’s happiness does not depend on the outcome of a random sporting event.
But this year is different, peeps. Because as you may (or may not?) know, the Eagles did not shit the bed. Instead, they made it to the Super Bowl! THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN.
Needless to say, this is a very exciting time for Logan (and his Philly brethren). It is also filled with an extreme amount of anticipatory anxiety and apparently online shopping. Logan needs head-to-toe Eagles’ gear to wear during the Super Bowl, which he will be attending. He’s supposed to go with his best friend, but there’s a chance he might not be able to make it, in which case…
I will be going. To Minneapolis. In February.
We’ll talk about that if and when the time comes, but today’s post is for all of you wonderful people who will be watching the game from the comfort of your own home. (I hope to be amongst your ranks!) The Super Bowl is probably the greatest eating day of the year aside from Thanksgiving, and one can never have too many recipe ideas for the occasion. I’ve rounded up all manner of deliciousness below, from epic fingie foods to crowd-pleasing chilis, casseroles, and sweet treats, any of which would be excellent additions to your Super Bowl spread. (I’ve taken the liberty of italicizing my personal favorites.) There’s also an entire chapter of Game Day Eats in The Dude Diet should you be in need of some clean(ish) but still dirty eats.
Happy feasting, friends!
Domesticate ME!’s Favorite Super Bowl Recipes:
Buffalo Chicken Fingers with Yogurt Ranch
Spicy Bean and Cheese Taquitos
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Aioli
Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with Sriracha Honey Mustard
Super Smooth Chipotle Hummus
BURGERS, DOGS AND SANDWICHES:
Open Face Buffalo Chicken Subs with Ranch Slaw
The Ultimate Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
Spicy Pulled Chicken Sliders with Bacon-Queso Guacamole
Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Sweet and Spicy Pickles
Barbecue Chicken Grilled Cheese
Dude Diet Philly Cheesesteaks
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders
Bacon and Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders with Jalapeño Relish
Fiesta Dogs with Street Corn Guacamole
TACOS AND DILLAS:
Spicy Chicken Quesadillas with Corn, Black Beans, and Caramelized Onions
Brie Quesadillas with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Beer-Glazed Onions
Chipotle Pork Tenderloin and Butternut Squash Tacos
“Chickpotle” Mexican Pizza
Crispy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Salsa Verde