Superbowl Party Menu Plan

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Planning a party for the big game? I’ve got the best Superbowl Party Menu Plan, complete with appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and drinks!

Planning a party for the big game? I've got the best Superbowl Party Menu Plan, complete with appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and drinks!

I talk about game day food all the time on my blog. Do I ever watch football?  Nope. Not ever, you ask? Nope. Not interested. There are two things I absolutely love about having football on the tv, however.  First is the food (so obvious, right?). What’s not to love about cheese, barbecue, dips, and drinks?  Nothing.  I love every single thing about game day food. I beg you have to know what the second thing I love about having football on tv, right?  Well, its the really cool overhead shots and the fact that they move that line on the ground with each play. Or each down.  Whatever.  I don’t know how it works.  It just blows my mind that they can make that line move under their feet.  I know its digital, but it sure looks real.

I have no idea who’s playing in this year’s superbowl.  I don’t know if its even been determined yet. The only thing I know is that good food and football watching go hand in hand.  Below you’ll find recipe ideas that will make any game day watching experience grand. Enjoy!

Appetizers

Planning a party for the big game? I've got the best Superbowl Party Menu Plan, complete with appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and drinks!
Crispy Baked Parmesan Ravioli from Kleinworth & Co.
Bacon Bombs from Love Bakes Good Cakes
The Best Chile con Queso from Around My Family Table

Salads & Sides

Planning a party for the big game? I've got the best Superbowl Party Menu Plan, complete with appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and drinks!
20-minute Greek Couscous Salad from Plated Cravings
Baked Bacon Cheeseburger Eggrolls from Liz on Call
Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories

Main Dishes

Planning a party for the big game? I've got the best Superbowl Party Menu Plan, complete with appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and drinks!
Crock Pot White Chicken Chili from The Gingered Whisk
Bourbon Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs from Cooking with Curls
Game Day Beer Chili from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Beverages

Planning a party for the big game? I've got the best Superbowl Party Menu Plan, complete with appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and drinks!
Peach Raspberry Moscato Punch from Bread Booze Bacon
Bacon Bourbon Apple Jello Shots from Bread Booze Bacon

Desserts

Planning a party for the big game? I've got the best Superbowl Party Menu Plan, complete with appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and drinks!
Club Cracker Bars from Cooking on the Front Burner
Peanut Butter Cheeseball from Like Mother Like Daughter

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Perfect Prime Rib Roast

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This holiday season, serve your friends and family a Perfect Prime Rib Roast for dinner. Its an elegant yet easy to make main dish.

This holiday season, serve your friends and family a Perfect Prime Rib Roast for dinner. Its an elegant yet easy to make main dish.

Once a year I’ll make a prime rib roast. Why only once a year? Well, because every year we order a quarter cow from a local ranch. Once you buy local grass fed and finished beef, it is really hard to go back go buying any beef at the grocery store. Not only is the taste and quality far superior to most anything you’ll find at the store, but for me, the convenience of having so many cuts of meat at the ready is necessary to keep me creative in the kitchen. When you buy a quarter cow, however, you only get one rib roast and that’s only if you specifically request it.

This holiday season, serve your friends and family a Perfect Prime Rib Roast for dinner. Its an elegant yet easy to make main dish.

This has always been my favorite way to cook a rib roast. It’s actually incredibly simple. As with any large cut of meat, you must depend on an accurate thermometer. Long ago I stopped following directions that just gave oven temperature and time. When you cook a giant hunk of meat in a roasting pan, you have to get the inside to the exact right temperature and you have to let it properly rest if you want a perfectly cooked, tender, juicy roast. There are so many factors involved including the size of your roast, its starting temperature (did you pull it straight from the refrigerator or did you let it rest on the counter for a bit?), the temperature of your oven, and how consistently your oven cooks. I’ve learned all of these things over time through the practice of ruining several large meals. Lessons learned! Now, I won’t cook anything like this without my thermometer. When I make prime rib roast, I like to offer two different kinds of sauce. This recipe makes a bold rich red wine sauce but I’m also of the opinion that a good prime rib roast always deserves a little horseradish kick on the side too. Enjoy!

This holiday season, serve your friends and family a Perfect Prime Rib Roast for dinner. Its an elegant yet easy to make main dish.

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This holiday season, serve your friends and family a Perfect Prime Rib Roast for dinner. Its an elegant yet easy to make main dish.
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Recipe type: main dish
Yields: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (4-5 pound) bone in beef rib roast
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
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  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 teaspoons creamed horseradish
Instructions
  1. Allow meat to sit at room temperature for at least an hour prior to cooking.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and ensure top rack is low enough such that the roasting pan will be in the middle of the oven.
  3. Using a roasting pan with a rack, add 2 cups of wine and the beef broth to the pan. Reserve the remaining wine for later. Set the roast in the rack, rib side down and fat side up. Mix olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper in small bowl and spread on top of roast.
  4. Insert meat thermometer into meaty part of roast avoiding contact with the bones.
  5. Roast in 450 degree oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 115 to 120°F for medium rare (125 to 130°F after resting), or 125 to 130°F for medium (135 to 140°F after resting). And remember, a roast will continue to rise by 5 to 10°F as it rests. I removed my roast from the oven when it hit 125°F. Total cooking time will depend on size of roast and initial temperature. Once removed from oven, transfer roast to plate and loosely tent with foil and allow to rest for at least 15-20 minutes.
  6. While the roast is resting, place the pan on the burner with the rack removed. Add remaining wine and cook on low temperature to burn off some of the alcohol and work in all the flavor from the bottom of the pan. When roast has finished resting, skim off any fat from the wine sauce and serve warm sauce along side the roast.
  7. If desired, mix sour cream and horse radish to serve along side roast as well. For planning purposes, this roast takes about 15 minutes per pound of cooking time plus resting time, so based on the weight you can work backwards to figure out when to start the cooking process.

This holiday season, serve your friends and family a Perfect Prime Rib Roast for dinner. Its an elegant yet easy to make main dish.

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Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf

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If you’re looking for a new family dinner idea, this Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is packed with protein and flavor and is super easy to make.

If you're looking for a new family dinner idea, this Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is packed with protein and flavor and is super easy to make.

I’m not a huge ground turkey fan. The only time I’ve ever used it and liked it was when I made my spicy turkey burgers, and oh boy those were amazing because of a secret ingredient. I much prefer to make my meatloaf with ground beef and wrapped in bacon. Occasionally I like to try out healthier alternatives and I know ground turkey is not only lean and full of protein, but its pretty inexpensive too. I also find ground turkey rather bland on its own, so I added a ton of flavor and texture by mixing in things like crushed chips (or stale taco shells in my case), corn, black beans, green chile, and corn.

If you're looking for a new family dinner idea, this Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is packed with protein and flavor and is super easy to make.

I had no idea how long to cook this thing, so I inserted my handy digital thermometer and took it out of the oven at the optimal temperature which was when it was cooked and safe to eat, yet moist and not dried out. WIN.

If you're looking for a new family dinner idea, this Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is packed with protein and flavor and is super easy to make.

I simply served this up with some avocado and sour cream and it was fantastic. I even took a piece of the cold leftovers and ate it for lunch the next day with a green salad and some fresh citrus cumin vinaigrette. You should try it!

If you're looking for a new family dinner idea, this Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is packed with protein and flavor and is super easy to make.

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If you're looking for a new family dinner idea, this Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is packed with protein and flavor and is super easy to make.
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Recipe type: main dish
Yields: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 pound ground turkey (dark meat)
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips or taco shells
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup mexican blend (cheddar, jack, etc.) cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Add to loaf pan and shape into a loaf, cutting a diagonal pattern into the top with a sharp knife.
  3. Cook in preheated oven for 55-60 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  4. Serve hot with avocado, sour cream, and/or salsa or serve cold on a sandwich or in a salad.

If you're looking for a new family dinner idea, this Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is packed with protein and flavor and is super easy to make.
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35 Holiday Entertaining Recipes

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You will love these amazing 35 Holiday Entertaining Recipes that are perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Plus, we’re giving away a $350 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!!!

You will love these amazing 35 Holiday Entertaining Recipes that are perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!

I am so fortunate to be part of the Real Housemoms Creative Team. Not only do I get to write content for the Real Housemoms blog (hello… over 2 Million Facebook Fans!?!), but I get to be part of this fantastic little community, or tribe, where we all help each other grow our blogs. I mean, just look at the quality content these folks produce. Crazy, good, right? Well, we have some treats in store for you. To start off, you’ll see an amazing Thanksgiving round up. Can you believe its just around the corner? Where on earth does the time go? Then, on the page after that, you’ll see the most amazing Christmas recipe round up. I can’t get over how much I love this time of year! And, not to be missed, on the final page you’ll see the giveaway where one lucky person will win a $350 Amazon gift card!  I know I’ll be using every single one of my entry options because I could easily spend every penny on that gift card in one easy transaction!!!  So, click on the NEXT PAGE button at the bottom to take you through a tantalizing journey of delicious holiday recipes and, assuming you don’t get distracted and run to the kitchen to start cooking, you’ll finish up on the giveaway page. Enjoy!!!

You will love these amazing 35 Holiday Entertaining Recipes that are perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!
35 Holiday Entertaining Recipes | Self Proclaimed Foodie
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Creamy Butternut Bacon Pasta

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This Creamy Butternut Bacon Pasta combines roasted butternut squash with goat cheese, bacon, and pasta to create a rich and delicious meal perfect for fall.

This Creamy Butternut Bacon Pasta combines roasted butternut squash with goat cheese, bacon, and pasta to create a rich and delicious meal perfect for fall.

This Creamy Butternut Bacon Pasta combines roasted butternut squash with goat cheese, bacon, and pasta to create a rich and delicious meal perfect for fall. 

A little while back I had picked up a butternut squash at the farmers market with no idea what to do with it. There’s one thing I do know, however – I despise cutting or peeling any kind of raw and hard squash or pumpkin. So what did I do? I threw the whole damn thing right in the hot oven. When it was soft enough to cut in half without the potential of me chopping my thumb right off, I did, and I scooped the seeds out and rubbed the flesh with oil too. Then, right back in the oven to continue roasting. When it was done, I had the most wonderful roasted butternut squash puree. What to make?This Creamy Butternut Bacon Pasta combines roasted butternut squash with goat cheese, bacon, and pasta to create a rich and delicious meal perfect for fall. 

Pasta with bacon, goat cheese and heavy cream, of course! I threw some spinach in for color and the final dish was quite delicious!  It was super rich and creamy – definitely a hardy fall dinner. So go ahead and cook up that squash that’s been sitting on your counter for weeks!This Creamy Butternut Bacon Pasta combines roasted butternut squash with goat cheese, bacon, and pasta to create a rich and delicious meal perfect for fall.

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This Creamy Butternut Bacon Pasta combines roasted butternut squash with goat cheese, bacon, and pasta to create a rich and delicious meal perfect for fall.
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Recipe type: main dish
Yields: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 8 ounces bacon ends and pieces, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or bacon grease
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups roasted butternut squash, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in large stockpot over medium high heat, cook shallot in oil until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, stir, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pan, releasing anything that has stuck to the bottom. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Add goat cheese, heavy cream, spinach, squash, and cooked bacon. Stir to combine and cook until heated through. Toss in cooked pasta and stir to combine.
  5. Add salt and pepper, as desired. Serve hot.

 

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25 Spring Asparagus Recipes

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I’ve rounded up the best 25 Spring Asparagus Recipes including mouthwatering breakfasts, tasty appetizers, easy side dishes, yummy main dishes, and soups.

I've rounded up the best 25 Spring Asparagus Recipes including mouthwatering breakfasts, tasty appetizers, easy side dishes, yummy main dishes, and soups.

Just click the next page button below and we’ll start with five fantastic breakfast recipes that feature this beautiful green stalk.

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Guinness Ribeye Steak

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If you’re looking for a delicious and flavorful dinner idea, serve up some Guinness Ribeye Steak.

If you're looking for a delicious and flavorful dinner idea, serve up some Guinness Ribeye Steak.

You ever watch cooking shows like Chopped? If you don’t, let me tell you what the judges always look for: a good sauce. Whether it be on the appetizer, entree, or dessert, a good sauce is what ties everything together. I love beer. You’ll probably never see me drinking it, but its one of my favorite ingredients to cook with in everything from main dishes to sweets.  I tried drinking a dark beer once when I was enjoying a Whole Foods hamburger. I don’t know if they do this at every Whole Foods, but at mine, you can go in at any time on the weekends, sit down at their burger bar, and get a half pound grassfed perfectly cooked burger, piping hot fresh cut fries, and a beer on tap for only $10. Considering their normal burger is already $9, I figured I’d go for the happy hour even though I knew I didn’t like beer.  I tasted all three on tap. The only one I sorta liked was the light fruity beer that had just run out.  I was a dark stout virgin until I tried theirs and thought it was just disgusting. I still have a hard time accepting that people enjoy drinking that stuff. But, call me crazy, but beer tastes outstanding when mixed with other ingredients to create something new.

For this sauce, I sort of took an old favorite recipe I use to make beef jerky which combines soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and garlic. Then I added in some Guinness.  Beer always does a fantastic job tenderizing meat. I used this marinade to flavor the meat, and once it was on the grill, I cooked it down into a thicker sauce. I served it up with some horseradish mashed potatoes, broccolini, and some chocolate Guinness cake for dessert. Oh my!

 

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If you're looking for a delicious and flavorful dinner idea, serve up some Guinness Ribeye Steak.
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Recipe type: main dish
Yields: 4 steaks
Ingredients
  • 4 bone in ribeye steaks
  • 1 cup Guinness (may use other stout beer)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (2-3 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large plastic freezer bag and marinate the steaks for at least 2 hours to over night.
  2. Remove steaks from marinade (do not discard the marinade) and grill steaks on a hot grill until done to your liking, flipping only once, about 10-15 minutes per side. I removed from the grill when the internal temperature reached 135 degrees F. Allow meat to rest at least 15 minutes.
  3. While the steaks are grilling, cook down the marinade, uncovered, by bringing it to a boil and then reducing the heat to medium. Allow sauce to cook down the entire time the steaks are grilling and resting. Serve the steak with the sauce on the side or go ahead and smother it.

 

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