Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Night Photos: Superbowl Party Food

Here's a peek into what the Denny family brings for the annual Super Bowl party!
This year the Denny Family Super Bowl Party was moved to my brother Dave's house, and as usual the family ignored my suggestions for diet-friendly Super Bowl party food and brought all kinds of fattening treats.  Some years I manage to be pretty moderate in what I eat, but this year I indulged more than I should have.  Good thing the Super Bowl is only once a year!  For several years I've been sharing photos of food from the party, and this year one of the healthier offerings was the 7-Layer Mexican Dip pictured above.  If you ate this with celery or sweet mini-peppers, it would even be pretty South Beach Diet friendly, but of course no one does!

(All these photos were taken rather on the fly and with my old camera, but I still like documenting what we have for the party.  And in case anyone clicks on the links above and wonders about Super Bowl 2008, I was sick that year and missed the party!)

Here's another shot of the dip, showing you that we have some picky people who won't eat olives, so one end has just tomatoes.  No comment.

This was a delicious bean salad that would be pretty South Beach Friendly if you left out the corn.

Little Smokies made into Pigs in a Blanket are one of our regular offerings every year.  No way to make these diet friendly, so don't eat too many!

My brother-in-law Kelly always outdoes himself with chocolate covered strawberries, and this year he also made chocolate covered bananas.  

My sister Pam made a big batch of her Parmesan Breadsticks to go with the soup everyone was assigned to bring.  (Soup in a crockpot = boring photos, so I didn't take too many pictures of the soup!)

It seems like there's a rule in my family that every Superbowl party has to have cupcakes.

My niece Kristen brought these Baked Sweet Potato Fries, definitely another one of the healthier offerings. 

And my own contribution was this Black Bean and Beef Chili, which tasted much better than it looks in this photo!  Did you go to a Super Bowl party this year?  If so, let us know in the comments about what yummy foods you had at your party.
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  1. The Denny family sure knows how to throw a party! Everything looks delicious (and I agree -- who doesn't love olives?!).

  2. Lydia the most decadent food at the party (that I didn't manage to get a decent photo of) was Little Smokies wrapped in bacon, arranged in a glass baking dish, sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked. Completely decadent. Do not try this at home.

  3. And a good time was had by all. You have to go with the flow sometimes and the food looks yummy. I am afraid I would be pushing the olives to the sidea. Cannot get a taste for them, although I love olive oil :)

  4. Jacqueline, I guess we will have to let you dip off the end that only has tomatoes! Yes, it was a good time for sure.

  5. "Little Smokies wrapped in bacon, arranged in a glass baking dish, sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked."

    Lord, have mercy!!! Does that sound good or what???

  6. Looks like a great Super Bowl feast! Love the deep color of your chili.

  7. Yum!! They ALL look so good!! Even the black olives - and I'm not a favorite! Thanks!!

  8. we had all local food - venison (from this winter's hunt) made into chili (diet friendly)and 2 kinds of sausage plus fresh boar (from a fall hunt)sausage, local cheeses and fruits, and locally made breads plus local wine, beer and juices. Most of it was organic. Had a great time and really good eats (not all healthy)

  9. Cindi, of course I had to try the bacon/brown sugar little smokies, and they did taste divine.

    Barbara, thanks. That's one of my favorite chili recipes.

    Robbie, you can leave the olives off your end along with Jacqueline.

    A menu with lots of local food sounds fun.

  10. I absolutely adore 7 layer dip. If I make it there are no olives, and if not I just pick them out the best I can. lol I wanted to post a Beach friendly "chip". I use sliced up Jicama. It is strong, AND a tasty accompaniment especially for this dip.

  11. Joyce, I absolutely LOVE the suggestion of using jicama to scoop up the 7-Layer Dip. Great idea!

  12. Comcast is messing with me again. Not sure why some comments are so slow to show up, but Ketering Novi Sad, you would fit in well in my family.

  13. The highlight of our party fare was the dessert, chocolate brownies and pistachio cake. The main dish was vegetarian chili. Next year I'l make a seven layer dip. Thanks for the ideas.

  14. I made low carb salmon bites to avoid temptation. The non-low carbers dug in too. The recipe is on my blog.

  15. Arthur, your zucchini salmon bites look very tasty!


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