Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Bowls

We had friends over on Super Bowl Sunday, and between our families we have a nut allergy, a fat-restricted diet, a pepper-chili-cilantro aversion, a carbs-and-calories watcher, a couple of picky kids, and a kosher kitchen. Oh, what to do?


Then, make a bunch of food and let everyone mix and match. Our final line-up:

  • Crudites and herbed yogurt dip
  • Fat-free and regular hummus (homemade)
  • Pita bread, salsa, hard pretzels, and tortilla chips (store bought)
  • Baked macaroni and cheese
  • A winter ratatouille
  • Plain pasta
  • Salad greens with roasted squash and a maple vinaigrette
  • Undressed salad greens
  • A "gridiron" of brownies (with Hugs and Kisses for the X's and O's)
  • Jell-O footballs
  • Grapes
  • Plus our friends' contributions of spicy pickles, a big football-shaped fruit tart, and little football-shaped s'mores.
Turns out I had one major goof-up: I completely missed my friend's maple syrup allergy (smacks self in head!), so the dressed salad was a no-go for him. Fortunately, there were no Emergency Room trips, and, as far as I can tell, no one left hungry.

So, all in all, it was not your typical Super Bowl spread, but a lot of bowls were involved. Leftovers for dinner tonight!

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