Now that Christmas and New Years is over, what is your next party opportunity? For our house it’s the Superbowl!!! Okay, even if you know nothing about football, the Superbowl is the perfect party excuse. A great way to get the whole family involved. Make it a party! The kids love it! We have a Superbowl pool, everyone can join in on, you don’t have to bet on a certain team. All you do is draw a chart with ten lines down and ten lines across to make 100 squares. Okay, I did that for you, and made it festive!
At the start of your party have everyone buy as many squares as they want, they can be a quarter a piece or a dollar a piece on up. When they are all filled in, using cards from 1 – 10 shuffle them and draw one. Place that number first, then the next number going down till you’ve got all 10 numbers. Shuffle the cards and do the same across the top of the chart.
Then at each quarter the square with the winning numbers win a percentage of the pot and so on until 100 percent of the pot is paid out. At the end of each quarter, you will use the score of the game by looking at the LAST digit of each team’s score. This will determine the winner. For example if the score is AFC 7 NFC 14, you would go across to the 4 and down to the 7 and the person in that square would be the winner!
Example of winning pot, there are 100 squares so at a dollar a square you could give $20 the first 3 quarters and $40 to the winner of the end of the game! Or just split it 4 ways, it’s up to you. Have fun with it!
One of my favorite things is the commericals, I always love the Budweiser ones with the Clydesdale horse. Then there’s the half time show and hopefully good entertainment for everyone! This year’s Katy Perry to headline Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.
But the life of the party is always the FOOD, are you with me? I love appetizer’s and finger foods.
So today I’m sharing a recipe that’s always a hit!
The Best Spinach Dip
Some of our favorite dipping items are celery, carrots, cuccumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, french bread, and baugettes. Crackers and chips are always good too! We’ve hollowed out a round bread loaf and used it for a bread bowl too, that’s always fun. Whichever way you decide to serve it, it’s going to be a TOUCH DOWN! Take my word for it!
- 1 (10 oz.) box frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
- 1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
- ½ tsp. dill
- ½ tsp. garlic salt
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- ½ tbs. parsley
- 1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and mix well.
- Then chill for at least an hour to let flavors set up.
- Serve with your favorite dipping items.
- To lighten this recipe up you can substitute a 16 oz. of nonfat plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream.
Here are a few more delicious appetizers for your party, you may enjoy…