Gearing up your household for GameDay? This year’s Super Bowl XLIX featuring the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks is just around the corner, taking place on February 1st. If you’re not holding a get together at your home, but attending a party, try bringing one of these appetizers to help those anxious snackers as they root for their team. Not into football or sports in general? No problem! My recipes are still great for any party. No matter what party you plan on hosting: pity, pajama, dinner, for funsies, just ’cause, graduation, baby shower, etc you can’t possibly go wrong with some homemade salsa, guacamole, or cheesy corn. If you’re just an anxious snacker & need new snack ideas, avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine, & hot dogs. Get your nerves relaxed with some chamomile tea & some whole grain chips dipped in any of my Game Day recipes. If you’re going to carelessly munch on food, it should at least benefit you right?
Additionally, I’d like to give a shout out to my brother. Today is a special day for Vinny because it’s his birthday! My father is terrible with remembering dates–which is why I made our WiFi’s password his wedding anniversary so he’ll never forget–but he is grateful that my mom coincidentally popped us out during holidays: Super Bowl Sunday (Vinny) & Memorial Day (me). Obviously these dates change every year, but he knows when those holidays come around, our birthdays probably will too. Vinny made some really excellent guacamole last time I bought an excessive amount of avocados, so my recipe of guacamole isn’t dedicated to him. Rather, I’m dedicating my Vegetarian Meatless Meatballs recipe to the guy whose favorite Subway sandwich was the meatball one. Vinny may be too lazy to make these meatballs, but I think he would enjoy them because they’re packed with umami. Ladle on some homemade marinara & hug them with some buns to get your own vegetarian meatball sub. These meatballs are perfect for Game Day for your vegetarian friends (meat lovers will enjoy them too)! Cook them in a pot with marinara (store bought is fine) & watch it get devoured!
Game Day Recipes: Salsa, Cheesy Corn, & Guacamole
To be honest, I’m probably not going to watch the Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pig out on some great dips! All of these dips pair nicely over some tacos, nachos, burrito bowls, eggs, or salads. Get creative.
These Meatless Meatballs make a great dish for any festivity revolving around friends, family, & food. They’re vegetarian friendly (Vegans, try substituting the cheese with Vegan & the eggs with white beans) & so delicious. I kind of burned my tongue trying them after they were simmering in my homemade marinara for half an hour. I apologize that there isn’t a picture of the finished product with sauce (not photogenic after refrigerating), but this way, you can see what the balls look like before simmering. Vinny & I both love mushrooms, so this recipe is made with mushrooms, eggplants, & everything else that you put in meatballs. A little tedious, but worth it if you’ve been craving meatless meatballs.
Thank you all for taking the time to read my last post on Kim’s passing. I hope that reading about her story will inspire you to do something if you ever see something suspicious happening. You could save someone’s life just by calling the cops or speaking up.
On a lighter note, there’s a blizzard hitting New England as I type, so I made like a New Englander & cooked up some chowdaahh. I’m excited to share it with you as Boston gets buried in 2 feet (~61 cm) of snow. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my recent picture of Northeastern covered in snow. That was only a few inches, just you wait for my snow pics in 2 days, it’ll be waaaaay more crazy/beautiful. Stay warm out there, folks!