Super Bowl XLIX will be happening right here in our beautiful Grand Canyon State where the sun shines 300 days a year. It’s no wonder the NFL chose our state for 2015 considering New York hosted last year in 49-degree weather.
Super Bowl Sunday is considered an unofficial American holiday, with viewing parties held in homes, taverns and restaurants throughout the country. Create your own elaborate pregame and halftime food spread to entertain and impress your guest with these amazing food ideas. Your edibles maybe eclipse the game itself as the main interest of conversation on this year’s “holiday,” Feb. 1. Enjoy!
Football Helmet Fruit Salad
1 round watermelon
Fruit salad (your choice)
Carving football helmet:
Using a round watermelon, slice off a piece approximately 4 inches down on the stem end. Set cut piece aside to use later for mouth guard. Make a curved cut from one side of the melon to the other to cut out the face portion of the helmet. Hollow out the entire melon. Take the piece that was set aside in first step and place cut side down. Place knife at the center of stem end and cut in half. Take one half of cut piece and draw mouth guard grid with a sharp pencil or thin marker as shown in picture. Remove flesh and using a small knife, cut out grid design. To assemble, place mouth guard on a plate. Place the helmet piece on top, pushing the mouth guard ends toward the inside of the helmet. You may need to carve a little out of the helmet ends to fit the mouth guard comfortably. Fill with fruit salad, including watermelon pieces or balls.
Smeaches Smores Recipe:
1 peach, sliced into 6-8 slices and halved horizontally
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 graham crackers
Mix the cayenne and sugar; toss peaches in mix. Place half of a peach slice on a stick, add the marshmallow, then the other half of peach. Toast over a medium-low flame until caramelized and browned. Slide heated peaches and marshmallow on a graham cracker,
then top with another cracker.
Indoor S’mores Station: What You Need!!
Long, low nonflammable container
Stones Sterno cans
What To Do:
Put a bed of stones in container. Add Sterno cans and place equally apart. Fill remaining space with stones.