Big Eats for the Big Game
The big game is tomorrow. And unless you’re like those old douche bags who boast about going to every Super Bowl (who seriously misses weddings to go to a game between 2 teams you likely don’t give a shit about… Also who gets married in February?) you’re likely going to be watching from the comfort of your own home.
Friends and family will come from miles around to think they know anything about football (No. You don’t know how the 3-4 works), over analyze the cost of every single commercial (The Wife wishes she could get $3.5 million for every 30 seconds), and drink all of your beer.
You’re going to have to feed the masses. Here’s a few of my favorites!
I’ve always been partial to grilled chicken wings opposed to their deep-fried brethren. You drop a number of the calories and add the flavor that only open flame can provide. The cajun spice rub will give the wings a little kick, but nothing an overflow of ranch or bleu cheese sauce can’t cool down.
Grilled Cajun Wings
-5 lbs Chicken Wings
-Cajun Spice Rub
-1 T Cayenne
-2 T Paprika
-2 T Garlic Powder
-2 T Onion Powder
-2 T Kosher Salt
-1 T Thyme
-1 T Oregano
-Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
Heat grill. Toss wings in olive oil and season liberally with cajun rub. Place wings on grill for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Eat the shit of out them.
Usually green food of this texture doesn’t go over well but somehow this slimy, alien afterbirth looking dip continues to please. So please mix this up and enjoy!
Rock the Guac
-4 Ripe avocados, Diced
-1 Roma Tomato, Diced
-1 jalapeno, Seeded and Diced
-Juice of 1 Lime
-Handful of Cilantro, Diced
-A few dashes of Tabasco
-Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to Taste
Combine…Eat…Repeat… Get it?!
“Buschita Smiley Dip”
Like most pro athletes, chips don’t like to dip their thing into just one dip– so that’s why this personal fav is a perfect pairing with the guac.
Named after our friend, Buschita, whom which this recipe was her go to– this dip will literally wipe out your daily recommended calorie allotment faster than Roethisberger will wipe those shit eating grins off all of Packers fan faces tomorrow.
So enjoy!… Unless you’re Packer fans… Then choke on it.
Buschita Smiley Dip
-1 Block of Velvetta
-1 lb Ground Beef, cooked and drained
-1 8 oz bottle Taco Sauce
Combine. Melt. Place in mouth. Swallow.
Yes. Yes! YES!!!
This heavenly food is straight from a pregnant lady’s wet dream… Wait… Actually yeah, that’s exactly what I meant.
Pickle Rollup on Aaron Rodgers Ankle (Not really, but you get the idea)
-2 Jars Kosher Dill Pickles
-2 Packages Cream Cheese, Softened
-1 Pound Deli Ham, Thick Sliced.
Spread cream cheese on a slice of ham. Put pickle in middle. Roll it up like Dylan.
Stuff in pie hole.
A crowded room full of people is not complete without copious amounts of bodily gaseous excretions. Chili is the key. Het hotter the better. Bring it!
Fire Chili!… Oh wait, we did.
-2 lb Ground Beef
-1 Can Vegetable Juice (64oz), V8 Spicy rocks
-4 Cans Chili Beans
-1 White Onion, Diced
-6 Stalks Celery, Diced
-1/2c Chili Powder
-Fresh Ground Pepper
-Tabasco… Just in case
Toss ground beef, onions, celery, pepper, Tabasco, and chili powder in pot and saute until beef is cooked. Add beans (sauce included) and V8. Simmer.
Top with sour cream, shredded cheese, and Chili Fritos.
Consume until body rejects… Usually around 4 bowls the bowels say ‘no mas’.
Sunday will be filled with some level of fail. Your drunk Uncle trying to explain zone blocking. The Black Eyed Peas. Hell the Buffalo Bills might even show up and try to make it 0 for 5 (sigh, the Vikings too).
But whatever happens on the field, make sure your Super Bowl party isn’t a bust. Eat, drink, be merry… And don’t roll your eyes every time your wife says she likes Polamalu’s hair.
Andy is the Founder/Editor of Team EDR. His random collection of rants, tall tales, and misinformed opinions appear in the Saturday Editorial, right here at Eat.Drink.Repeat.