We all need a distraction this year and the BIG GAME is next week. It is considered the second most important “food holiday” after Thanksgiving. Food is an essential part of any watch party, so it’s time to fire up with my annual watch party recipe roundup.
LET'S BE SAFE OUT THERE. Please follow your local Health Department recommendations for gatherings.
Most of us are looking forward to the big game this week. God knows we need a distraction now. I almost always enjoy the game. But even if you don't enjoy the game, there is no reason not to have great food.
While I will admit to liking college football more than pro, I do enjoy professional sports during their playoffs. They seem actually to try harder.
Personally, I’m a reformed Lions fan, which means I don't watch regular-season games, and they haven't been in the playoffs for a few years. So I don't watch pro football other than the big game. It is so nice not to waste that 3 hours every Sunday.
And is 7 hours of pregame programming really needed? We will be enjoying the puppy bowl part of that time. OK, I'm off task, back to the food.
Let's divide the recommendations into four classes, finger foods, chili, main courses, and sweets.
🖐️Finger Food Recipes
If you are hosting a party, finger foods are great for watching the game and munching. Here are some of my best.
To me, the watch party must have a chili or two. You can check all my chili recipes in my chili category. But here are some of my favorites.
🥘Main Course Recipes
Maybe you are having more of a dinner. Here are some classics in all three food groups: beef, pork, and chicken.
No party or dinner is complete without something sweet. Give them something great to talk about that you can make ahead.
Have a great watch party.
Editor note: Originally Published . This post will be refreshed yearly with my current recommendations.