Special events bring family and friends together and most often this will also involve food. Super Bowl Sunday is no exception.
This Sunday (February 6) is Super Bowl Sunday in the USA, the day of the final game in pro-football (American football). For many Americans, this is the favorite sports event of the year, and millions gather to watch the game on TV. TV and radio shows, newspapers and magazines, web sites, and many stores are full of tips and ideas of how to celebrate, and what to buy and cook for the festivities—for example, “Game Day Eats”, or “Super Bowl Blowout!” The emphasis is usually on quick and easy, so that people can spend time in front of the TV and not the stove.
Rod and I are not American football fans—maybe because we didn’t grow up with the game—so we don’t even bother to watch. But, all the ads got me thinking. If I were to host a Super Bowl party, I’d make it a Souper Bowl—-guests all bring a pot of soup to share.
Soup is a perfect food for winter entertaining and winter is here with a vengeance—-seems like the North Pole door got left open! A variety of soups makes a balanced meal, coupled with a plate of vegetable crudities with a dip, an assortment of breads, breadsticks, rolls and crackers, and cookies and cut fresh fruit at the end. Just set out a buffet with the soups and foods, next to mugs and bowls, and let guests help themselves. A few bottles of wine, et voila!
Some souper soups are: chicken and barley soup with ginger; apple butternut soup; quinoa soup; leek and potato soup.
Here’s a link to the apple butternut soup:
Makes me feel warm, just thinking about it!