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The Saints may not be marching in to New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII, but that won’t stop us from enjoying our favorite aspect of the big game – the FOOD! Planning a crawfish boil this weekend? Here are a few more ideas to get you started for this weekend’s food football fest!

 

Julie’s Game Day Eats:

Rustic Shrimp Stew (This has become one of my favorite cool weather recipes! Shrimp, sausage, potatoes, veggies! Yum.)

Kale Dip with Snap Peas (My favorite food is chips & dip – especially during a football game! But my waistline can’t handle those Velveeta based dips.)

Baked Sweet Potato Chips (These sweet potato chips might not be a sufficient replacement for chips meant for dipping, but they are still a tasty treat!)

 

Libby’s Game Day Eats:

Avocado & Grilled Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Vinaigrette (This is basically glorified salsa. I want to eat it with an entire bag of chips.)

Baked Beet Chips (Try adding a little lemon zest and rosemary to the olive oil for an extra kick of flavor. Be careful, though, as these guys cook..aka “burn” easily. Mix these in with Julie’s sweet potato chips above – I bet they’d be even better together!)

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins (I know “healthy” is in the title of this recipe, but that does not mean these don’t taste great. TRUST ME.)

Red-Hot Popcorn (Why have I never thought of this?!)

 

Daniel’s Game Day Eats:

First, make Classic Potato Skins:

Pierce 8 large russet potatoes with a fork. Bake directly on the oven rack at 350 degrees until tender, about 1 hour. Let cool, then quarter lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Brush both sides with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Bake, skin-side up, at 450 degrees until crisp, about 20 minutes. Add your favorite team toppings. (For cheesy skins, flip the baked shells over before topping, sprinkle with 1 cup grated cheddar cheese and bake an extra 5 minutes.)

Then, use half of the skins for each team:

Western Omelet Potato Skins (Denver Broncos)
Toppings: Sauteed green pepper, onion and ham, paprika and chopped parsley on cheesy skins.

Pacific Salmon Potato Skins (Seattle Seahawks)
Toppings: Flaked grilled salmon, sautéed wild mushrooms and chopped parsley and chives.

 

Allen’s Game Day Eats:

Crock Pot Lil’ Smokies (The longer they simmer, the better they taste – and these don’t last long!)

Meatball Parmigiana Sliders (What’s not to love about a mini-meatball sub?)

Sausage Balls (A favorite around our house, all year long.)

 

Do you have a “go-to” recipe? A favorite football comfort food? What are YOU making for Super Bowl Sunday?

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