Family, friends and food. Next to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the greatest day for football lovers all around. Whether you are a fan or not doesn’t matter because it’s all about the food, drinks, commercials and entertainment for the night. If losing weight was part of your resolution, this is a great cheat day.
If you have kids attending, a nice alternative is having a special room just for them; somewhere they can maybe watch the Puppy Bowl, play video games, board games and do some arts and craft.
As for food, depending on their age, kids may enjoy what you already have. However, if there are little ones at the party, you can make fun foods like football pizza pockets, chocolate covered pretzels (decorated like a football), pigs in a blanket, tortilla tacos or Rice krispies footballs. This way, everyone can have fun and enjoy the day!
1 Pack Pie crust or Pizza crust
1 egg (beaten with a tablespoon of cold water)
Roll out you pie crust. Using a round larger cookie cutter, cut round circles of the pastry. Then cut them into football shapes. Once you have one it’s easy to use it as a template and cut the rest out. Re-roll the scraps and cut out as many football shapes as you can.
On a football cutout, place a couple pepperoni slices, a piece of mozzarella and a little pizza sauce.
Brush a little of the egg wash around the edges and place another football shaped cutout over the stuffing and seal by pressing down on the edges.
Using a fork, crimp the edges around the pizza pocket and make slits in the top to resemble football laces.
Brush the tops of each pizza pocket with the egg wash and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 425F for around 10-12 minutes or until the pizza pockets turn a golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
4 large corn tortillas
2 cups cooked shredded rotisserie chicken
1 ½ tablespoon taco seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup corn, drained
¼ cup black beans, drained
½ cups chopped cherry tomatoes
½ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
8 jalapeno slices
Sour cream, salsa, cilantro, guacamole for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F
Cut the corn tortillas into 8 circles, using a large cookie cutter or the top of a red wine glass. Place each circle into a sprayed muffin tin, pressing and folding the tortillas as you go. This will form “cups” with the tortillas.
Bake the tortillas for 10 minutes.
While the tortillas cook, heat the chicken, taco seasoning, corn, black beans and tomatoes with olive oil in a medium skillet on medium heat until heated through and sizzling.
Take tortillas out of the oven and fill each cup with the chicken mixture. Top with cheese and jalapenos. Continue baking for about 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas are browned/crisp.
Take out of oven and top with your choice of toppings. I used sour cream, cilantro, and avocado.
Rice Krispies Footballs
4 cups of Cocoa flavored Rice Krispy Cereal
4 cups of mini-marshmallows
3 tablespoons of butter
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add marshmallows and heat until melted and smooth.
Add Krispy cereal and mix until incorporated.
Let cool for approximately 1.5 hours.
Roll a compact ball slightly larger than a golf ball of the mixture and then press flat on parchment paper.
Form into football shape.
Once cool, Use a small icing tip to add frosting to the treats for the details and laces of the football.
Written By: Cynthia L, Staff Writer, Modern Domestic