or Get A Grip. Nobody Wants Soup on Super Bowl Sunday
The Soup Lady understands that there is a time and a place for everything and soup is not the snack food of choice for the Super Bowl crowd. It is what it is. I accept it and move on.
Pity the poor fools who would advise you to make chili. Or get this: 15 Suggestions for a Healthy Super Bowl Party. The Soup Lady couldn't care less about football, but even I know better than to tell someone to "order a pizza without the cheese" or to invite them over and then crank up the treadmill so they can exercise while watching the game:
No, the Soup Lady recommends that you follow these simple rules to feed your SuperBowl Guests.
~ Simple is better. Don't bother buying football-shaped plastic bowls fom the party store or little toothpicks with the team's colors on the ends. It really isn't necessary. In fact, don't use toothpicks at all unless you want to make a trip to the local emergency room for a punctured palate.
~ No themed menus. Just because the Super bowl is in Texas this year doesn't mean that you need to fire up the bar-b-que, make guacamole pr expect anyone to say "Howdy, Ma'am."
~ Make food that doesn't need utensils and can be easily eaten without tearing your eyes from the TV. Hero sanwiches, pizza, chips, nuts. And keep it coming. Draw the line at Buffalo wings.
~ Put down a drop cloth. Call it "my new area rug."
That's it. My advice is not for everybody - it's geared towards that self-confident and secure minority who don't feel a pressing need to bludgeon their guests over the head with clever party themes and frilly presentations. Call off the diet and go all out. Serve the traditional high-fat, excessively-salty, dare-I say-it? junk food. That kind of food is self-limiting - no one can really pack away all that much of it and your guests will remember it as a really good time.