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What's on your Super Bowl party menu?

Posted February 5

Football brownies

It's almost time for the big game! Go Panthers!

What is on your Super Bowl menu?

We are having a small group of people join us on Sunday evening and I am serving an assortment of appetizers and a twist on the main course.

For appetizers, we are having a veggie and dip tray, crackers and hummus, buffalo chicken dip (see recipe below), tortillas and salsa and nuts. The dip is Athenos dip that was buy 2 get 3 free a couple weeks ago at HT, the veggies are from Aldi, the chicken breast is $1.49/lb at Aldi this week, tortillas are only .99 per bag at Aldi)

For the main course, my dad and oldest daughter wanted Chinese food so that's what we are having! Not very traditional Super Bowl food but I'm clearly a rebel.

For desserts, I am making coconut cream pie, brownies (in a football shape with icing lines to look like a football), cookies and fruit salad.

Here's the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe from my friend Anna. I have made it a million times and everyone always loves it.

Buffalo Chicken Dip


3 chicken breasts

1 8 oz bar of cream cheese (I always use the light cream cheese)

1 cup of ranch dressing (I always use light ranch)

6 oz BBQ sauce ( I usually use honey bbq sauce)

2 - 6 oz hot sauce ( I usually use 3 oz Frank's hot sauce)

1 cup of shredded cheese ( I usually use cheddar or Mexican cheese mix)


Cook chicken. You can cook it in the oven, boil it or cook it in the slow cooker. I always cook mine in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce, pepper and garlic powder on low for about 4 - 5 hours until done).

Once chicken is done, shred it.

Then soften cream cheese and mix all the ingredients together.

Cover and cook in oven for 25 - 30 minutes at 350 degrees.



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  • hollyh515 Feb 7, 2016

    Faye I'm hoping it will be labeled not repairable and we can get a new one. Keep your fingers crossed for us.We find out tomorrow.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 7, 2016

    hollyh515 -oh no! I am so sorry you lost all that food. Did you have to buy a new fridge or were they able to fix it?

    raesmom1612 - what's in the magical 1,2,3 dip?

    miacarre - love the slaw and deviled eggs! There is a definitely devilied eggs theme on these posts.

    earlychd99 - how cute about the mac & cheese request for your daughter. Congrats on the new baby. :-)

    The coconut cream pies just went into the oven. The chicken for the BBQ chicken dip is in the slow cooker and now it's time to clean the house! Let's just hope that the frozen precip. does not prevent everyone from getting to their super bowl parties today.

    Have fun everyone!

  • JohnFLob Feb 7, 2016

    Hey, it is just another sports event so I'll just eat what ever I can find in the fridge and cabinets.

  • miacarre Feb 6, 2016

    Tomorrow will be pulled pork, chicken wings, fries, and Cole slaw maybe deviled eggs also.

  • raesmom1612 Feb 6, 2016

    Just Rae and I this year, well lol ziti too lol. We are having pizza and chips with my 1,2,3 dip.

    Holly I hope you get your new fridge soon! Sorry you are having so much trouble!

  • hollyh515 Feb 6, 2016

    Great ideas everyone! I had plans to make chicken wings but then our fridge stopped working twice in the past week, so we lost the chicken wings and all of the food. Guess I will be making a HT run tomorrow. We must have bad luck since we just got a new stove after our stove stopped working.

  • earlychd99 Feb 6, 2016

    We are having pigs in blanket, teriyaki chicken wings, mac n cheese(pregnant daughter request). chips n dip, fruit n vege tray. deviled eggs. and cupcakes for dessert.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 5, 2016

    Oh my - so many good apps/dishes from all of you. I may have to add some to my menu based on your posts!

    dee7 - your deviled eggs may be one of those things I add to our game day fare. Thanks for the idea.

    Amomoftwo - It sounds good to me, too! I was glad they suggested it. We'll do a little Chinese food buffet to go with everything else.

  • coupon4me Feb 5, 2016

    Yes - the chicken legs do sound great!

    We are headed to a party - I'll be bringing Southwestern Meatball Chili with those free Cooked Perfect meatballs from Harris Teeter!

  • QueMaster2 Feb 5, 2016

    Sliders, chili and que. Family all coming over to watch the game.