Good Eats: Game on, foods to bring to your Super Bowl Sunday

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Lucy Hurt, Staff Writer

Super Bowl Sunday is the most important sporting event of the year for most football fans. On Feb. 5, even people who know nothing about football got together to enjoy the day by tuning in to the commercials and halftime show and, of course, enjoying the snacks.

“My favorite things to eat during the Super Bowl are the subway sandwiches that are longer than my arm span.  I wish that I could eat them year round” said junior Caitlin Maley.

However, you do have to limit these great snacks to one day in the whole. There are many recipes that can make every sports game feel like Super Bowl Sunday.

Some crowd favorites include nachos, wings, sliders, and loaded potato skins. Another popular dish is guacamole and chips.  Guacamole is incredibly easy to make. All you need to do is mix together 2 sliced avocados, ¼ cup of minced red onion, ½ cup of chopped tomato, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and ½ teaspoon of salt.  Combined with any type of corn chips, guacamole can make a healthy dip to balance out the rest of the snacks.

“It seems like the list of recipes for guacamole never ends. I like to experiment a bit, so in the past I’ve included serrano chili peppers, jicama, and red radishes” said junior Maddy Wiener.

Nachos, perfect for large Super Bowl parties, are another classic dish which can be easily made by topping chips with melted cheese, tomatoes, peppers, refried beans, ground beef, salsa, and sour cream.  You can also substitute loaded potato skins for chips if you want to get creative. Loaded potato skins are made by adding melted cheese and other delicious toppings to crispy pieces of potato.

If preparing your own food for sports events seems a little bit above your level, you can always order in.

“The most food preparation that I do is opening up a bag of chips and a jar of salsa” said junior Nathan Abramowitz.  “If I am craving anything more than that, then I order takeout.”

Wings Plus, located on Haven Avenue just off of Main Street, sells over 15 types of wings.  Hickory’s is just as popular; you can get 7 pieces for $6.95, 14 for $13.95, and 21 for only $20.85. They also sell burgers, sandwiches, and ribs.

You could also order a pizza from any one of the pizza places located throughout Port.

With all the savory options for the Super Bowl and other sports events, many people overlook the potential for amazing Super Bowl desserts.  One easy dessert to snack on while you watch a sports game is popcorn, which can be made sweeter with the addition of chocolate candy, such as M&M’s.  Additionally, Rice Krispies Treats are quick and simple to make.  You simply have to melt 10 oz of marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan, and then stir in 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.  You could also add in melted chocolate to the recipe.

“I always make the Rice Krispies treats into footballs for the Super Bowl. I shape them into footballs, add melted chocolate to get the brown color of the ball, and top them off with white icing for the white stripes” said junior Emily Cavallaro.

These scrumptious snacks do not have to be limited to one weekend a year when you can enjoy them year round.