The key to throwing the most indulgent celebration of the year all comes down to two elements: food and drinks. But laying out an impressive Super Bowl spread doesn’t have to drive you insane. Here are some dos and don’ts to live by.
Do stock your kitchen with all the celebratory fixin’s you can buy ahead of time (tortilla chips, chicken wings, beer) to avoid last-minute trips to the grocery store. And do make lists so that you don’t find yourself scrambling on the day of the gathering. Items that don’t require a fork and knife are also winners on Super Bowl Sunday. Remember that even if a recipe looks complicated or has a long list of ingredients, oftentimes, a step or two can be done in advance.
Whether you’re rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos (or merely looking forward to the halftime show), you want to make sure your guests have plenty to choose from and don’t leave hungry. You may not be able to determine the game’s final score, but you can ensure that your hors d’oeuvres are delicious.