Pre-Superbowl Dinner Party

Photo credit for the football: google images


Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Last year, another couple from our Gourmet Group hosted our group for a “Pre-Game Dinner” the night before Superbowl XLIX.  Here’s a look back at the evening.

pre-superbowl dinner party


superbowl dinner party


We noshed on appetizers that gave us our fill of traditional Superbowl/football game foods.  The only thing missing was the (Superbowl) commercials.

Can’t have a football game without chicken wings…

These wings were a healthier version – baked – but still very tasty

superbowl food ideas

“Seattle” Shrimp with sauce…

“Hot dogs on the 30″… always a favorite

superbowl party ideas

Chips ‘n dip… Yum!


Superbowl dinner party ideas

She used cute football-shaped wine glasses.  They doubled as place card holders.

football dinner party ideas

Football themed napkins…

football party ideas

Festive Football Themed Centerpiece…

Superbowl party ideas


Soup Course:  New England “Patriots” Clam Chowder

low cal new england clam chowder

football themed dinner menu

delicious clam chowder

This was probably my favorite course of the dinner meal (in spite of the potatoes in it – in my opinion, potatoes don’t belong in any soup!)

This soup was a low-calorie recipe with fat-free half and half in it, instead of cream.  It was so de-li-cious!!

Salad Course:  Tomato Mozzarella Salad

tomato mozzarella salad

Always scrumptious…

The Main Entrée

Southern Coleslaw

football theme dinner party ideas

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

twice-baked sweet potatoes

Superbowl dinner party menu ideas

We were in charge of cooking the Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes – it was a healthy and flavorful recipe

Beef Brisket

beef brisket dinner party menu

A Full Plate…

beef brisket menu ideas

football dinner party

The beef brisket was tender & savory…

Dessert Course:  American Apple Pie a la Mode

American apple pie

I don’t care what time of the year it is – apple pie is always good

apple pie

And a la mode makes it that much better…

football dinner party ideas

A Toast to the Evening…

football themed diner menu

Superbow dinner party

Photo source: google images

Photo source: google images

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