Get Your Game Day Menu On!

February 4, 2017

Get Your Game Day Menu On!


I’m all excited about going to a Super Bowl Party at someone else’s house, which means I can concentrate on a dish or two instead of ten.


What are you going to do for Game Day food? From the archives of the Glover Gardens Cookbook, here are a few recommendations for your thoughtful consideration.  Here are a few great versions of obvious football party food choices, plus a couple you might not have contemplated.

A Creamy Dip is Pretty Much Required


Creamy Jalapeno Dip, AKA Stephanie’s Green Dip – you just won’t believe how good this dip is.  Creamy, spicy, compliments a crisp, fresh, healthy veggie just as well as it does a satisfyingly salty chip – YUM!

Gotta Have Salsa

Glover Gardens Salsa

Glover Gardens Salsa, a perfect companion for Stephanie’s Green Dip – fresh, uncooked and spicy with a tang of vinegar.

What About a Shrimp or Three?

Shrimp with Remoulade Dipping Sauce_Recipe

Boiled shrimp with tangy remoulade – a break from all the saltiness and pork you’ll be consuming (if you’re anything like me!).

A Different Kind of Slider


Chipotle Chicken Salad, which is great on rolls for a slider experience, on crackers, or even in a pita.  This is one of the dishes I’ll be bringing to my friend’s party, a repeat performance by request.

How About Grilling a Turkey Cevap?

Turkey Cevap Plated

If you’re firing up the grill and want to do something different, how about this Turkey Cevap on a pita?  With its bright and flavorful garnishes of mint, cilantro, jalapeño, onion, tomato and creamy avocado yogurt sauce, the cevap is almost one-a dish meal – all four major food groups are represented.

What About a Spicy Casserole?

Serrano Ham and Corn Pudding photo from Epicurious.

Serrano Ham and Corn Pudding is a spicy comfort food that serves as a terrific side dish and travels well. It is just as good at room temperature as it is hot, and can actually be finger food if you cut it into squares.  It can be served as-is, or with a variety of condiments:  sour cream, guacamole, queso, or even the green dip and salsa pictured above.  This is a great dish to bring to a party.

Gosh, That Looks Good!


No recipes here, just gorgeous plating – I always need a reminder that we eat with our eyes.  My son and I were in Seattle during last year’s Super Bowl and did the pub food thing  for the game – yum!  I wonder how many pounds of chicken wings are consumed during the Super Bowl each year?

Our Plan

Our party contributions are going to be the Chipotle Chicken Salad shown above, and the Grill-Meister’s special sub sandwich  with German deli meats that he calls the U-Boat.  I’ll be sure to capture the recipe and share it here.  And you know, we made ourselves hungry digging through the Glover Gardens Cookbook archives, and have decided that we MUST HAVE the Turkey Cevap pictured above for dinner tonight.

If you are celebrating tomorrow’s great American sporting event, what are YOU making?

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