The “Big Game” is just around the corner, and in an effort to avoid a lawsuit from Roger Goodell, and the NFL, here is the official disclaimer that this is not The Officially Licensed Super Bowl Menu… though it should be. This is simply a smorgasbord of awesome, offered through a combination of trial and error, and past attendance of Super Bowl parties that have hosted between 10 and 1,000 guests. Here are ten foods you gotta have for your Super Bowl throw down!
10. Vegetable Platter
Getting this stuff out of the way–it’s as obligatory as the overblown, and always overrated, Halftime Show–it serves as a necessity for your Super Bowl crowd, because you want to offer a little something for everyone. Sure, it’s easy to hit the grocery store, and go for the pre-made veggie tray with the dip in the center. That’ll work. If you want to go next level, however, and probably save a few bucks, do your own mix of vegetables. This will allow for more celery and carrots–the best friends of #7 on this list–as well as other crispy veggies like Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced zucchini strips and the like. And for those who want to straddle the fence of good and bad, these vegetables can easily be combined with the next item on the list. Side note: if you’re gonna do your own thing, prep it the night before.