How's this for a change of pace? Most stories about what to have while watching the Super Bowl are positive, written so that you'll go get whatever the article recommends. But not this one from Chicago Tribune columnist, John Kass. He writes: Super Bowl Snacks Must Rise Above Glistening Cheeses, Wilting Vegetables.
Ha. Most of us have been around football parties that featured veggie trays and plates of small cubed cheeses. Ranch dressing for dipping, crackers for holding the cheese. Often toothpicks are involved.
"Clearly, there is a reason for bad Super Bowl Party food: lazy cooks who don't even cook.
"Raw vegetable tray," tweeted reader Dan Lambert who hates the ubiquitous vegetable tray. (Crudites if you are fancy.) Deep-fry it or GET OUT!"
Sadly, Super Bowl hosts and hostesses have been brainwashed by evil corporate America to think all they have to do is order up deli or chunks of yellow cheese and stick stupid toothpicks in them and call it Super Bowl food."
And more wrong football food is stuffed into the story.
So what serves as good Super Bowl Food? Kass doesn't even like hot wings because most are not hot and they're soggy. He thinks they should be crisp. Frankly, I don't remember ever having crispy wings, most are sort of soft because of the sauce they've been tossed in. What he likes is Louisville Wings, bourbon-flavored wings dumped on a hot grill to crisp, then smothered in that spicy bourbon sauce.
Chips and dips and salsa and beer are good. But don't put out any food or dips formed into a football shape.
I usually try to do wings, tortilla chips with gaucamole and salsa, other snack stuff and a meat of some kind, sausage maybe. Beer, wine, Dr. Pepper, Scotch. Maybe meatballs would be good this year with good Italian rolls or bread.