1. Set the Stage- Place mini helmets around your home such as on a fireplace mantle or on the food table. Put pennants up and other football accessories. A local party store is a great place to find inexpensive party decor.
2. Snacks and Appetizers-Your game day party should be casual and the atmosphere should be laid back and fun. Encourage guests to mingle and move around my placing snacks in both the kitchen and game viewing room. Great options are mixed nuts and popcorn. Both of these can be kicked up a notch by putting a spin on the classics. Why not try Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts or Cheesy Popcorn? Great options for appetizers include Mini Pizzas, Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip, Lucky Seven Layer Dip, or Perfect Guacamole.
3. The Main (food) Event- Once the appetizers and snacks have been munched on and the big game is beginning, it’s time to move onto the main course. Delicious ideas include: Foccacia Sandwiches, Baked Buffalo Wings, Stacked Enchiladas, Chipotle and Cheese Sliders, or Slow Cooker Chili.
4. A Sweet Ending- No party is complete without dessert. Check out these sweet game day themed treats: Fudgy Football Brownies, Superbowl Bars, Superbowl Cookies, or Touchdown Cheesecake Bites.
Katie O’Connor’s, located in Plainfield, is hosting their 4th annual Superbowl party featuring an All You Can Eat Prime Rib Buffet and a raffle for a 40″ flat screen TV! Check out katie-oconnors.com for more details!
Skooter’s Roadhouse of Shorewood Super Game Party-Sunday Feb 2nd. $30 tickets buy you a half time buffet, open bar, contests, and raffle prizes. Ask a server for details or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com to purchase your tickets!
Looking for an awesome local spot in Plainfield to watch the big game? Durbin’s of Plainfield is hosting a $35 Superbowl event on Sunday Feb. 2 from 5-10 p.m. The $35 charge includes appetizers, your choice of ribs, shrimp, chicken or hot wing dinner, premium drinks, and raffles, door prizes, and giveaways!
This Italian restaurant located in Plainfield has only been open for a few months but has already proved to be a great spot for lovers of Italian food. The cuisine is delicious and the menu is expansive, even including gluten free pasta. Beautiful atmosphere, great food and excellent service make Capri Sogno a great local hotspot!
24102 W Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
With Superbowl 2014 just over a week away, it’s time to start thinking about party food! Below is a recipe from Food&Wine.com from chef Rick Bayless and it would make a delicious appetizer for your football get together!
Bayless’s Queso Fundido Al Tequila
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
1/2 pound Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)
1 small onion, cut into 1/4 inch dice
3 tablespoons of tequila
2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/4 inch dice
2 Jalapenos, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon, extra virgin olive oil
warm corn tortillas or corn chips for serving
1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the diced tomatoes, minced Jalapenos, diced onion and a large pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in the tequila and cook, stirring frequently, until the skillet looks nearly dry, about 2 minutes.
2. Reduce the heat to low. Add the cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until fully melted, about 30 seconds. Quickly transfer the queso fundido to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve immediately with tortillas or chips.