‘Party’ Snazzy Foods

Sunday’s Menu seven layer dip

This post is past due after sitting in my drafts, waiting for a final proof, but it’s valid none the same since you don’t have to host a Super Bowl Party to have some fun with the foods you fix. Any day is a good day for jazzing up the menu. While it was just the two of us on Sunday for the not-so big game, it was still an excuse for me to do something different, and in my world that means trying one or two new recipes. In fact, only one recipe was something I’ve made before and I make it every Super Bowl Sunday.

The best part of this menu is there was no pressure to have everything ready at once. The only person I had to feed was my husband and he tends to be happy whenever I cook. I started the day making the 7 Layer Dip and let it set up in the fridge. It’s probably the same one – or very similar to what you have made before or bought at the local market. Nothing all that snazzy there. Dessert came next with a recipe a friend passed along recently, and it then it wasn’t until the game started that I set to work on the sliders and veggies. Since he’s a darn good guy, my husband made my champagne cocktail while I cooked. You can use champagne, prosecco, or any other sparkling wine. One of my favorites is Risque made by Toad Hollow, mostly because I have very limited tastes in wine, but I am learning to branch out more the older I get. I have some left over cherries (not the crappy maraschino kind) from cocktails served at our housewarming party so they must be used. I had him add two cherries to the glass along with a tiny drop of the cherry syrup. You could also add a fruit liqueur – just think of it like a mimosa and add any flavor – you’re not limited to just peaches or oranges. Read More