Weekend Menu Planning: Five Menu Options for Your Superbowl Party

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There are people who love football, and then there are people like me who just love Superbowl parties. Sometimes I feel like I should wear a sign saying "I'm just here for the food," so people realize why my eyes glaze over if someone actually starts to talk about the game. Actually though, even when you like football, an essential part of the Superbowl experience is delicious food, so for this edition of Weekend Menu Planning I'm featuring tasty ideas from food bloggers for Superbowl party options.

Of course the number of tasty things to serve at a Superbowl party isn't limited to these five categories, so if I've missed one of your favorite Superbowl-watching snacks, do share in the comments!

Vegetarian Chili Pie

Superbowl Menu Option #1: Chili, Plain or Fancy!
If you'd like something to impress your Superbowl party guests, I'm thinking the Vegetarian Chili Pie with Cornbread Cheddar Crust from Pinch My Salt (pictured above) is sure to do the trick. If you'd rather have your chili in a bowl, I've already invited you to Pick Your Chili Recipe for Superbowl Sunday, where you'll find plenty of options. More Chili recipes that look good to me are Tyler's Texas Chili from TriniGourmet and Turkey Green Chile Chili from The Perfect Pantry.

Buffalo Wings

Superbowl Menu Option #2: Chicken Wings
I think chicken wings are usually one of the first things to disappear from the buffet table at any party, and the Buffalo Wings from Two Peas and Their Pod (pictured above) sound like they'd be delicious football watching fare. For more tasty wings, check out Alannas round up of Wings Recipes for FootBall parties. Other wings I think look amazing are the Chicken Wings Pok Pok Style at Feel Good Eats and Cajun Wings from Andrea's Recipes.

Carmelized Onion Dip

Superbowl Menu Option #3: Dip into some Dip!
Yes, many of us grew up eating that onion dip made from soup mix and sour cream, but the Carmelized Onion Dip from Andrea's Recipes (pictured above) is not only much more healthful, but it sounds much tastier too. More dips that I think look fantastic are the Seven Layer Bean Dip from Simply Recipes, Cilantro and Lime Hummus from Two Peas and Their Pod, and Bacon Cheddar Layered Dip from MizMell. If you want nutritious dip options, last year I urged BlogHer readers to Dip Into Something Nutritious for Superbowl Sunday, so you can find a lot more dip ideas there.

Tiger Prawns

Superbowl Menu Option #4: Anything with Shrimp!
Pille from Nami Nami lives in Estonia, so she definitely didn't create Spicy-Salty Tiger Prawns (pictured above) for the Superbowl, but don't you think they look like a delicious Superbowl option? Other shrimp that look like party fare to me include the Shrimp and Mango Kabobs from Cooking with Amy, Crockpot Barbecue Shrimp from A Year of Crockpotting, Lemon -Basil Shrimp from Kitchen Parade, and Chili-Garlic Shrimp from The Cookmobile.

Caramel Popcorn

Superbowl Menu Option #5: Something Sweet and Crunchy
Finally, every Superbowl party has to have at least something that's sweet, and a sweet-crunchy snack that most people love is caramel corn, like the delicious version of Caramel Popcorn (pictured above) from Adaptations. More caramel corn options include the Superbowl Caramel Corn at Barbara Bakes and the Caramel Popcorn Balls from The Skinny Gourmet.

More Superbowl Recipe Round-Ups from Bloggers:
~Gluten-Free Superbowl Snacks from Ginger Lemon Girl
~Superbowl Recipes from Simply Recipes
~Superbowl Eats from Feel Good Eats
~Healthy Superbowl Recipes from Mighty Foods
~Superbowl Recipes from Rachel Ray from Everything Rachel Ray

(Every Thursday night on BlogHer, we're featuring five recipes with a common theme for a feature called Weekend Menu Planning, with hopes that one of them might make it onto your menu for the upcoming week. You can find previous recipes shared by clicking the tag Weekend Menu Planning.)

Kalyn Denny shares her passion for low-glycemic cooking at Kalyn's Kitchen where she just shared Ten Low-Glycemic Menu Options for a South Beach Diet Friendly Superbowl Party.

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