Superbowl Goodies

By : Jessie Schetchel

2/5/2020

FOOD

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) played between mid-January and early February. It is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous year. The game was created as part of the merger agreement between the NFL and its rival the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two champion teams would begin playing in an annual AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger officially began in 1970. The first game was played on January 15, 1967 after both leagues had completed their respective 1966 seasons. In said special event it also needs food to commemorate such a stupendous event. There is nothing better than eating football themed food while watching your two favorites teams compete to win. Combining adrenaline and suspense with delicious food can result in a wonderful experience. A Super Bowl platter is a way to make the small dishes that usually preface a meal into the central focus point, sort of like a makeshift tapas meal. But if you’re putting together a whole lot of appetizers, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time on any individual dish, and you certainly don’t want multiple dishes that require you to use every appliance you have in your home. Here, our round-up of the best easy Super Bowl appetizers to feed a crowd—or just yourself. The Super Bowl, for some people, is about sports. But for the rest of us, it’s about the excellent snacking opportunities, and a core category is Super Bowl dips. There’s nothing wrong with opening a jar, but once you realize the vast array of dips you can make yourself, including an upgrade to your onion dip, a gorgeous purple-hued, za’atar beet dip, and many intriguing kinds of hummus. If you want to get fancy, you can even pair your Super Bowl dips with homemade chips. But even you have all the strength for mixing together a few things and plunking down a bowl next to a bag of tortilla chips, there are still many options to chose from.