|My sister Pam brought Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites for the Superbowl party!|
Every year the Denny family has a big Superbowl party at my brother Mark's house, and for the last few years I've had fun taking photos of the food people bring to celebrate the big game. This year I have a new Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash that should have made the photos better than ever, except this was only my second time using the flash, and obviously I don't quite have it down yet. But no worries because Friday Night Photos and Saturday Snapshots are about me having fun with my camera, taking pictures that are a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm not a big football fan but I always have fun at the annual Superbowl party; hope you enjoy seeing what was on the menu this year.
It's not especially photogenic, but this Spinach and Artichoke Dip that my sister Sandee brought was fantastic.
My sister-in-law Lisa has football-shaped trays for the party, and on this one are the Wonton Taco Bites that my niece Alyson found on Pinterest. (I actually don't know what they're called and Alyson couldn't remember the name of the blog where she found them, but if anyone recognizes the recipe let me know so I can give a proper link.)
I thought sliced oranges were a great idea, and when I see oranges sliced like this I always think of my mom.
My niece Sarah brought this Peanut Butter Ball, that's served spread on cookies and this was a huge hit.
I barely managed to get a photo of my niece Kristen's famous White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, and ten minutes after I took this photo it was completely gone.
These Strawberry Cheesecake Bites that my niece Kara brought also didn't last long after this photo was taken.
Finally, every Denny Superbowl party has to have Pigs in Blankets, which for us are just Little Smokies wrapped in biscuit dough. Here's a huge tray ready for the oven.
And here are the finished Pigs in Blankets, in a football-shaped bowl of course and ready to be dipped into mustard and enjoyed!
I took Black Bean and Beef Chili with Cilantro, Lime, and Avocado Salsa to the party which was good for those who were trying to stick to healthier food but as you can tell, the Superbowl parties are kind of a diet challenge for me!
Does your family have a big Superbowl party each year? If they do, I'd love to hear in the comments about what things are usually on the menu.