Super Bowl Sunday Menu

So my boyfriend asked me yesterday, "what are we doing for the Super Bowl?" Being the lunatic party planner I am, this stopped me right in my tracks. "The Super Bowl, the football game that's this weekend?!" I asked. Sure enough, thats what he was talking about. My dear boyfriend wanted to throw a small party and give me less than a week to plan it. Time to hit the ground running!

While I'm not exactly a huge football fan, I am in advertising so the Super Bowl commercials are a big deal. As a result, I wanted something easy, casual, and customizable. You know, not food I would have to be in the kitchen too long for so I could actually enjoy the ads. After running through a few ideas for a menu for eight, I offered up a mexican-themed menu. The carnitas tacos had sealed the deal. Check out my full menu after the jump!

I'll set up a few bowls of chips, dips and nachos on the coffee table so snacks are within reach at all times.
Layered Bean Dip


Baked Nachos (mine won't have chicken)
Main Course
In an effort to provide something for everyone I decided to do a "build your own" taco bar. It will have all the usual suspects like shredded lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, etc for people to chose from. With regard to the meat, we'll be using the slow cooker to make carnitas. We made pulled pork in the slow cooker last year and it was a big hit. It also yields a massive amount so we'll have extras if people want to class up their nachos.
Slow Cooker Carnitas

Now onto the fun stuff- drinks. We'll have beer and pitchers of Skinny Girl margaritas on hand. And the tequila will be at the ready too in case someone loses a bet ;).

Skinny Girl Margarita
What about you all? Do you have any awesome Super Bowl recipes you'd like to share?


  1. good luck with your party! have fun!

  2. sounds soooooooooooooo good!! i'm still trying to figure out what i'm doing and i only have a few days to do it!!!


    1. thanks melissa! have a great time on sunday!

  3. i just bought some giants-themed chocolate covered pretzels at the grocery store.... mostly because i love chocolate covered pretzels, not in planning for super bowl. i need to get cracking!


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