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The Super Bowl XLVI is coming up and getting together with friends and family to watch our favourite sporting events is a great way to spend a day, but success is more than just a working TV and people actually showing up.
Good food and enough to drink are important parts of creating a celebratory and supportive atmosphere depending on the outcome of the game.
My intensive research of daytime food TV has informed me that the Superbowl party can be one of the most important of the year to cement one’s status as host or hostess extraordinaire. Game-day essentials include buffalo wings, blue cheese dip, nachos and sliders (tiny burgers).
New Zealanders love to have a party but a quick Facebook survey of my sport-watching friends established that Kiwis do not put as much effort into their game-day food, with favourites including chips and dip, pizza, savouries and sausages cooked on the BBQ with bread and sauce.
So to all those who want to celebrate the Superbowl without hours in the kitchen, I offer some classic Kiwi game day recipes (most are good for those with no time and/or kitchen skill!)
Combine in a bowl. Leave in refrigerator for ideally 2+ hours but 30mins will do if you have lost track of time.
Goes well with potato chips, carrot or celery sticks, and crackers.
If you are feeling really fancy onion soup mix can be replaced with another flavour for example roasted pumpkin and garlic, French onion, or mushroom.
Savouries (tiny mince pies):
If possible buy pre-made, frozen savouries from a grocery store or bakery and bake according to package instructions.