While this was going to be a post about how I catered the party my parents had over the holidays, it seems almost more appropriate to give you some good ideas about what to make next weekend for the big game.
|Menu, courtesy of Dad|
First, some tips on how to get it done:
- Figure out how many people are coming.
- Timing matters! (or perhaps your inviation will dictate whether people expect a meal or snack)
- Are there any dietary restrictions/allergies?
- Plan a menu, taking care to pick mostly things that can be made ahead of time.
- Make lists your friend. Shopping lists, to-do lists... better to have it written out than forget it.
- Accept help! Whether it be another set of hands, a last-minute grocery run, or a dish you don't have time to focus on, welcome the opportunity to make your life a little easier.
- When it gets close to game time, don't worry about things that didn't quite get finished. Chances are good that no one will know what is missing, it's more important to enjoy the party!
And now the Menu:
Snack Mix (Made by Mom)
Dips w/crudite: balsamic onion, hummus, eggplant caponata
Brie w/fig preserves and sliced almonds (baked at 350deg for ~30min)
Sausage Roll (Made by my Aunt)
Spinach & Gorgonzola roll (Made by my Aunt)
Bruschetta Apple Bruschetta
Chicken Satay w/Peanut Sauce
Herbed Turkey Meatballs w/Cranberry BBQ sauce (I made them smaller and kept them warm in the crockpot)
Herb Poached Shrimp w/Cocktail Sauce (recipe can also be found here)
Carrot Buttermilk Tart (I scaled up, but need to play around with proportions before I share my version)
Assorted cookies (from Mom, Aunt, and guests)
Pomegranate vanilla punch w/prosecco
Are you throwing or attending a Superbowl Party?? If so what will you be making? Whatever you chose, don't forget to root for the Giants :)