This past Sunday on Feb 5th,we hosted the Super Bowl XLVI party at our home with some dear friends.I am so not a sports person,certainly not the football ,though I am married to one who likes a game of good football !
Don’t ask me the score for the game,I only came to know who is playing who and when, only couple of days because I had to send the email out for the party.The real reason I love Superbowl is,you get to gobble TONS of wide array of food with friends,lots of laughter sitting across the dinner table and watch some funny commercials,the only time during the game that I turn my head towards the TV or may be half time entertainment !
I just have to say it to those who are not familiar with American Football,Yes I had several instances where I had to explain this.Its quintessentially ‘American’ Football ,which might have been played in some place outside US too,I am not too familiar with that quiz question. It is to Americans,what Cricket is to Indians.It is played not only at professional level but also at high school level and college level.Its popularity is SAME across all the levels.Whether its a small town of 900 residents or the big boys making big bucks,stadium is always crowded with fans.
American football is NOT soccer.Soccer is soccer.Soccer is what is played in India, where you try to kick the ball towards the goal.FIFA world cup is prized possession,if you are into soccer.It is called ‘Football’ in India loosely.Its NOT Rugby,which is popular in England and some other countries.Notice the lack of pads in Rugby player uniform and take a look at Eli Manning playing ‘American’ Football.Or take a look at Tom Brady and David Beckham while they are in field.You will know the difference right away !!
Sorry I got distracted for little bit.Getting back to track now.Our menu had some classic Superbowl food fare.Some non traditional yummies too and something just for kids.Yes it was family affair,so we were mindful of all the sizes of demographics .
- BBQ Chicken Drummettes
- Rebekah’s Peruvian chicken dip
- Bacon Mac and Cheese
- White Bean Chicken Chili with corn bread
- Fruit platter
- Chicken Nuggets
- Emily’s Sopapilla Cheesecake
- Emily’s Choc Chips – Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies