So here it is almost Super Bowl Sunday, and I still don’t know what I am making to eat during the game. I’m not sure if any other countries make such a huge deal out of a single game in a sport, but in this country the Super Bowl is big. No one just sits at home and watches the game on their own; this is a time for gathering. If you are not having a party or invited to someone else’s party, you go out to a Sports Bar to watch it. (With a very heavy sigh my Aussie husband has just confirmed that other people all over the world do this when a big soccer (football) game is on.)
Now I will make it clear that I am not a football fan – I ignore it all year long, and don’t really care which teams make it to the playoffs, much less the Big Game. I am all about the food. And maybe the commercials during the game. Advertisers have a reputation for airing funny or interesting ads during the game, probably because they have to pay an exorbitant fee to show them.
But I digress.
The food for Super Bowl consumption needs to fall into one of three categories: fried, spicy or cheesy. Sometimes all three at once, which is my favorite.
I believe this is the biggest day for pizza deliveries which should also tell you something about the decidedly non-healthy nature of the food. I have a friend who makes amazing spicy chicken wings every year and another who specializes in fried mozzarella sticks dipped into a marinara sauce. Chili often makes an appearance but can be messy if there is a big play in the game and you tend to get excited and jump up...
I am contemplating making spicy lasagna, cutting it into small squares then deep-frying it. If I actually am that ambitious and make it, I'll let you know how it goes.