Sue Zelickson's Super Bowl Supper Tips

by Sue Zelickson, Tastemaker in Residence

How does one set up a Super Bowl supper when the eaters want to watch the game?

Well...they eat at the game, so give your guests similar foods to what they might find if they were at the stadium.

Here are my very tried and true suggestions.

Use Vikings plastic dishes, (yes, you can still honor their great season) add some fake green grass on the serving table instead of a table cloth and turn the candle sticks into goal posts. Serve the chips and lots of hands on foods in lined football helmets of the winning teams. 

Food choices - homemade, catered or take-out, but all should be easy to eat; so there's no hopping up and down to get utensils. Also, have lots of receptacles for trash.

  • Chicken Wings and Drummies
  • Mini Burgers - beef, chicken, turkey or bison
  • Mugs of Soup and/or Chili
  • Veggies and Dips in cups or coated paper or plastic bags 
  • Mini, regular sized or foot long hot dogs and trimmings
  • Peanuts in the shell. Variety of cheese and crackers 
  • Popcorn - white, caramel or cheese flavored - in bags
  • Bowls of wrapped candy
  • Ice cream bars and/or your favorite specialty items on a stick or in a cup
  • Brownies, Rice Krispy bars, chocolate chip cookies.

Drink Choices fit for your fans = Milk shakes or malts, a bunch or good beers, wine or specialty cocktails, Kombucha, sparkling water or hot cocoa. 

Don't forget to check the table and add the favorites that always evaporate. 
Sit down with your guests and hope and pray your favorite wins the biggest game!

We Viking fans can still shout out a Skol every now and then and toast their great season and the many highlights they gave us this year.