I get it…you are about to spaz out right now. The Super Bowl is this weekend. One of the biggest food days ever. What the bleep bleep bleep are you going to eat? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered whether you are making your own spread for the big game or cheering from a friend’s house. (bring one of these dishes to pass and read my other post called Navigating the Super Bowl Buffet Table)
There was this little event this past weekend called The Grammy’s. I like to think of it as my version of the “play offs” in the award season capping off with the Oscars. If you follow me on Facebook…you are welcome. I am sure my witty commentary made the night even better. Anyway, I prepped food for The Grammy’s and thought OMG…people could totes use this spread for the Super Bowl. (yes, I speak to myself this way…don’t judge)
Here’s the menu with pictures:
- Buffalo Wings
- Honey Mustard Wings
- Torry Balls (I’ll explain)
- Goat cheese stuffed Medjool dates
- Pepperoni “chips”, peppers and guacamole
- Against All Grain chocolate chip cookies (yes, I make them that often. They are that good)
I made two kinds of wings…drummettes actually because, come on, who likes that other bony piece? I simply preheated the oven to 425 and lined two baking sheets with foil. I washed and dried the pasture raised, no antibiotics used drummies and oven baked them for 25 minutes. I then pulled them out tossed them with the dressing and put them back in for a few minutes to seal the sauce on. SOOOOO good. In fact I had a friend that day text me that they didn’t have the “discipline” for paleo. I texted them the photo below and #paleodiscipline
I made my own honey mustard with equal parts dijon mustard and organic honey (Kirkland brand from Costco). Wisk it together and you are good to go. Don’t ever BUY honey mustard again…ever.
The wing sauce is a little bit trickier so I used store bought. Hot sauce really has no “unclean” ingredients so its good to go. You could mix regular hot sauce with some grass fed butter to make your own. (google it)
A friend of mine used to work at a famous wing joint and taught me the “wing in the bucket” technique. You take the wings and put them in a lidded container. Pour the sauce on and close the lid. Toss it an spin it to coat the sauce on all the wings. Easy peasy.
Torry Balls….so I have been experimenting with an at home Larabar type concoction. I’ve seen a lot of recipes so I gave it a whirl. Super tasty! I seasoned these to taste like a Snickerdoodle. (I am going to post the recipe with pictures separately too so its easy to grab in the future)
13-15 medjool dates, sliced and pitted
1 cup shredded coconut, preferably organic
1 cup nuts of your choice. I made a batch with almonds and one with cashews and both were good. Just don’t use peanuts…those are legumes and not nuts.
1 TBS real vanilla extract
1 TBS cinnamon
Take the almonds and throw them in the food processor and process. Remove to another bowl. Take the dates and throw them in a food processor until they form a ball. Then throw all the other ingredients in to the food processor and using pulse blend until a sticky crumble forms. Using a TBS size scoop, make balls. (I made balls because it was easy) you could also roll these out and slice them or press them in to a non-stick pan. Get it…Torry Balls…cuz I made balls…forget it.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Medjool Dates
I am having a relationship with dates right now. I love them. I found a huge box of them in the produce section at Costco so I have been experimenting like crazy. These suckers can be expensive so check Costco.
All I did was make a slit in the date large enough to get the huge pit out and then stuffed a spoonful of goat cheese in (also from Costco) you could also use gorgonzola. Very good.
Two ingredients! Two! **one public service announcement regarding dates–they are very high in fiber. Make sure that you don’t eat too many between the balls and these stuffed dates or you might end up in the bathroom. I ate two balls and two stuffed dates and I was fine.
Pepperoni “chips” and guacamole
A sort of magical thing happens when you microwave sliced pepperoni. It crisps up and gets hard just like a scoopable chip. SOOOOOO yum. Line a plate with paper towels and put the pepperoni in a single layer. Microwave for 30-60 seconds depending on your microwave wattage. I dab mine off with a papertowel after to get any residual grease off. Scoop away people!
Make any guac you like. I usually just throw stuff in mine. A chopped avocado, a roma tomato, some onion, cilantro, lime juice and S&P to taste. Boom.
Throw some sliced peppers or other dippable veggies on the tray too.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you haven’t made these yet..come on now. Would I steer you wrong? We are going to have to have a paleo baking conversation soon.
Need extra wow factor? Make Brittany Angel’s chocolate donuts. They are gluten, grain and dairy free. I used a mini donut pan to make them bite sized. Skip the peppermint extract and instead focus on the toppings. I melted some dark chocolate chips and dipped them all. Half I sprinkled with shredded coconut. Let them sit for a few minutes and the chocolate hardens like a shell so they aren’t real messy for guests.
Enjoy! Make these recipes and comment back below. I would love to see how you liked them. Quick and easy Oscar…I mean Super Bowl party food.by