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Football Food for the Forty-Six Percenters

Like forty-six percent of women in the United States I love American Pro Football. Especially the Super Bowl. I love crowding with my peeps around a spread of tasty morsels. I love lively conversation straight through the big plays. Which is why I/we dislike watching ball with our guys. Their flailing elbows are a hazard, their flying mouth crumbs super gross. Plus they’re know-it-alls who think we don’t ‘get it’ and shush us during two point conversations. Fun fact: chatting during the play doesn’t impair anyone’s ability to SEE the  screen nor does it impact the outcome of the action.
We do get the game, btw. We get the blitz schemes. The trick plays. All mostly stupid. If the offense hadn’t mishandled the ball for the last six possessions an angel stunt wouldn’t be necessary. Kay? Kay.
No, I don’t like watching foodball with the guys. I especially don’t like their football go-to foods of choice. Google ‘Super Bowl food’ and you get this:
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Quiche Bites

Serves 3 - 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer
Misc Serve Hot
Website One Girl’s Rant

Ingredients

quiche filling

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup farmers fromage (Wake Robin Farm)

quiche filling (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, chives (sliced or chopped)

quiche crust

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter (cold)
  • 2 tablespoons water (cold)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 370 degrees.
quiche crust
Step 2
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, butter, and salt on low speed.
Step 3
Remove dough from refrigerator and divide into 12 equal parts.
Step 4
Bake for 10 minutes.

Cream Cheese Spread

Serves 3 - 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Snack
Website One Girl’s Rant

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup farmers fromage (Wake Robin Farm)
  • 1/4 cup roasted tomatoes (chopped)

Optional

  • 1/4 cup sprouts
  • 2 dates (sliced)

Note

This easy spread can be dolloped onto thick cucumber slices, lettuce cups, celery, whatever, but my favorite is on thick-cut bread. Make it in advance and refrigerate until just before serving for a lovely, fuss free snack.

Directions

Step 1
Thoroughly combine cream cheese, farmer’s fromage, and a pinch of garlic salt until fully incorporated and smooth.

Crudités

Serves 6 - 8
Prep time 5 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold

Ingredients

dip

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup green onion (diced)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

vegetables

  • 1lb Raw young vegetables, suitable for dipping (cleaned, dried, and cut with leaves and stems intact)

Note

No boring veggie trays here! Use wine or highball glasses to make a gorgeous and portable addition to your party spread.

When assembling the vegetables select the thinnest carrots and asparagus, and leave the leafy parts intact for a whimsical, garden-like effect. Go for color! Cut purple cabbage into thick strips and arrange between  hearts of Romaine lettuce, red and orange pepper slices, and leafy celery.

Set out an extra tray of cut and washed vegetables and a serving bowl of dip and let guests refresh his or her own glass as they mill about.

For children’s parties use disposable plastic cups to eliminate possibility of breakage or germy double-dipping.

Directions

dip
Step 1
in a medium mixing bowl, combine dip ingredients and add garlic salt to taste.
Step 2
Drop three heaping tablespoons of dip into the bottom of wine or highball glasses, cleaning any drips from the sides.
A Delicious Local Elixir

No hoppy belly-bomb beer for my crew: our favorite game-day beverage, served ice cold in Champagne flutes, is Beak & Skiff’s 1911 Hard Cider. This lovely elixir is sweet, light and bubbly. Best of all, it is a local option for Central New Yorkers.

 

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