For this get together I decided to do a chili bar! It featured my Momma's homemade chili and Coney Sauce (my grandpa's recipe). Thankfully my Momma is pretty much the most awesome mom a girl could have and she made a batch of her chili for the party so I wouldn't have to do it. I did make the Coney though. This was always one of my favorite recipes of my Grandpa's, now that he is no longer with us every time I make it I feel his spirit watching over me, "Be careful with that knife! Now don't put the salt in yet, you don't want it to end up briney. " Insert the sounds of him jingling his change in his pocket as he oversaw the kitchen happenings. I made this a couple nights ahead because the flavors get better after its in the fridge for a bit (Grandpa's cooking rules!).
The great thing about food bars is you can really go any way you want with it! My chili bar included:
- hot dogs (chili or coney dogs)
- oyster crackers
- sour cream
- pasta (for Skyline style)
- tortilla chips (for build your own nachos)
|Chili bar, not the fanciest layout but it worked!|
I always like to have some tags (themed, of course) telling people what's what, it makes it easier than explaining it a bunch of times. I made a couple extra blank ones for people who brought dishes to fill theirs out too.
In addition to the chili and coney we had some yummy appetizers and for a sweet treat I made Nutella Rice Krispie Treats! To go with the football theme I used a cookie cutter to shape them into footballs then used melted white chocolate for the laces.
|Our yummy spread! Threw in some football napkins, plates and a Superbowl tablecloth|
Nutella Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 c. Rice Krispie cereal
- 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
- 5 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
- 1 c. Nutella
-Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.
-Add marshmallows and melt down.
-Add Nutella and stir until well combined, turn off heat.
-Add Rice Krispies (if your pot is large enough add them into the heated mixture, if not use a separate mixing bowl).
- Stir until cereal is well coated, spread out evenly on a greased sheet of wax paper or foil.
- Use a greased cookie cutter to cut into shapes if you'd like, or wait until cool and cut with a large knife. With the scraps I just formed them into small balls and drizzled some of the white chocolate on them to make them look like truffles.
Hope you had a great Superbowl experience! Up next, a Sunday soup and Mardi Gras!!