If we're being really honest with each other, and I think we usually are, it's fair to say that there won't be too many groups watching the Super Bowl made up entirely of women. We are NOT being sexist or saying that women don't care about the Super Bowl. We're just stating that if you're a woman watching the Super Bowl, there is a damn good chance that there's a man sitting next to you watching too. That brings me to Sunday's snack menu. My idea of great munchies includes Greek yogurt with honey, kale, quinoa, and Pirate's Booty, and I'm just having a tough time visualizing the men in my life getting excited about any of that. Like, ever.
So here's the shopping list for our party, a happy medium to make both genders happy, and officially Dude Approved.
Cocktails & Beer ◊ Beer Busters: vodka, Tabasco, Pacifico, limes ◊ Micheladas: Corona, Worcestershire sauce, Tapatio hot sauce, low sodium soy sauce ◊ Clementine Margaritas: silver tequila, sweet and sour, Mariposa Agave Liqueur, limes, lemons ◊ San Miguel Dark Beer: 2 six-packs
Homemades & Crabby Snacks ◊ Homemade Guacamole: 6 avocados, 1 large brown onion, 1 lemon, 1 ounce jalapeño juice, salt to taste, chopped tomatoes ◊ Chips: tortilla chips, sour cream and onion chips, BBQ chips, and Pirates Booty ◊ Ranch dip: Organic sour cream, dip powder ◊ 7-Layer Dip: 2 cans of vegetarian refried beans, 1 large container of sour cream mixed with 2 pouches of taco seasoning, 1 large jar of spicy salsa, 1 4-cup package of Mexican shredded cheese, 1 large can of black olives, 3 chopped tomatoes, 1 head of icebeg lettuce for shredding ◊ Pasta Salad: 1 pound rotini, 2 bottles Paul Newman Italian salad dressing, 1 can black olives, 1 jar capers, 1 jar artichoke hearts, 1 can sweet corn, 1 can black beans, 1 can kidney beans, 1 package feta cheese (all cans and jars are drained) ◊ Fish Tacos: 2 pounds tilapia, 2 eggs, 2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper, 1 cabbage head, 2 packages whole wheat tortillas ◊ Fish Taco Sauce: 1 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 ounce lime juice, 1 can chipotles in adobe sauce (use only 1 or two of the peppers), 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, 2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, salt and pepper to taste ◊ Fresh Berry Salad: 1 package strawberries, 1 package blueberries, 1 package raspberries, 1 package blackberries, sprinkling of brown sugar