Whether you are watching the game, the commercials or the half-time show, this Sunday is the day to gather around the tube with friends and fans. Super Bowl Sunday is only a day away and it’s not too late to plan a winning menu for the gathering at your home or restaurant.
Creative culinary offerings have been dreamed up, ranging from beer pairings to twists on traditional game day snacks. Spice up your menu with these fabulous finds from around the web:
Pairing Up the Contenders
Epicurious put together a list of beer pairings that promise to complement game day feasts featuring chili, nachos, brats, potato skins and more. Set the table with this list of easy to find ales: Beer Pairing
Here’s the Skinny
Just because it’s a time honored tradition to indulge on this most sacred sporting event, it doesn’t mean you have to eat your weight in salt, fat and cholesterol. Cooking Light put together a list of delicious food that keeps fans walking on the lighter side of the 50 yard line. Makeover your snacks without sacrificing flavor with these recipes: Super Bowl Food Makeovers
A lot of vegetarians have a little secret to share…they don’t consider cold veggies and ranch dressing a “meal”, it’s about as fulfilling as a wedge of iceberg lettuce with slimy onions and cucumbers. Appease the palates of the meatless many with a recipe or two from this great compilation from Food.com: Vegetarian Super Bowl Food
Shaking Up for a Showdown
Bring more than just a beer to the party and create a “hoppy” hour cocktail for the guest looking for more flavor in their pint. Check out these beer cocktail recipes from Wine Enthusiast: Super Bowl Beer Cocktails
Gourmet Game Time
Professional football players move with an effortless grace that makes running past a 350 lb lineman seem like a ballet on the 20 yard line. Celebrate this act of elegance with a gourmet creation for the palette. Food Republics recipes for sliders, small bites and all things stuffed will keep football fans satisfied through every time out, bad call and hail Mary pass: Creative Snacking
Keep your guests happy with providing happy twists on the expected. Create a menu that will keep hooligans happy and stress levels satiated.