Buffalo Cauliflower for the Super Bowl

buffalo cauliflower recipe

It’s almost time for Super Bowl Sunday! Yay! Being a gal living in Portland, Oregon, I have to say that I am totally rooting for the Seahawks this year (sorry Patriots fans).

Sunday, February 1st is Super Bowl Sunday, and the big game airs at 3:30 pm Pacific time (6:30 Eastern time).

If you are looking for a healthy, yet yummy snacking option while watching the game, why not try this recipe for roasted  buffalo cauliflower.

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Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower (double or triple recipe if you are hosting a big group)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Buffalo hot sauce
  • Blue cheese dip (buy or make your own by combining 3/4 cup of lowfat sour cream with 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese)

Directions:

  • Cut cauliflower into bite-sized chunksoven roasted buffalo cauliflower
  • Whisk together flour, water, and 1 Tbsp buffalo sauce
  • Add cauliflower and toss to coat
  • Roast in oven at 425 degrees until deep golden brown (takes about 15 or so minutes)
  • Toss with more hot sauce and roast for an additional 10 minutes
  • Serve with blue cheese dip, celery and carrots

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Want some great supplies and tableware for your Super Bowl party? Here are some items  that we really like:

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Football Party IdeasLooking for even more great Super Bowl party ideas? Be sure to check out the football party page on our website, visit our blog, or follow us on Pinterest!

Follow Creative Party Themes’s board Football party ideas on Pinterest.

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Super Bowl Chili

Super Bowl chili recipe

Next Sunday, February 4th, is the Super Bowl! This year will be Super Bowl LII, held in the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Whether you are a football fan, or just tuning in for the half time show and all the great commercials, one thing guaranteed to make Super Bowl Sunday better is some amazing Super Bowl chili!

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We have a tradition in our house every year of getting together with friends on Super Bowl Sunday, and this recipe, commonly referred to by all the kids as “Super Bowl Chili”, is always the much anticipated highlight. It is an adaptation of the recipe originally found in The Silver Palate Cookbook, and it makes enough to keep a hungry group fed (with leftovers)! Here is how to make it:

SUPER BOWL CHILI RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lb. yellow onions (approx.), coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage meat, taken out of casings
  • 4 lb. ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 12 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 oz. cumin
  • 2 oz. chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. basil
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 3 lb. canned Italian plum tomatoes, drained (about 2 1/2 -3 cans each 2lb. before draining)
  • 1/4 cup Burgundy wine
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill  (**I think the dill gives this chili it’s great flavor, so I sometimes add a bit more)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cans (5 1/2 oz. each) pitted black olives, drained

** For garnishing at serving time you will also want to have sour cream, chopped white onion, grated cheddar cheese, and Tabasco for those who like extra heat.




DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oil in a very large soup kettle. Add the onions and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, or until they are tender and translucent.
  2. Crumble your meats into the kettle and cook them at medium-high heat, stirring often, until they are well browned. Spoon off as much fat as possible.
  3. Over low heat stir in black pepper, tomato paste, garlic, cumin, chili powder, mustard, salt, basil, and oregano.
  4. Add the drained tomatoes, wine, lemon juice, dill, parsley, and drained kidney beans.  Stir well and simmer, uncovered, for another 15 minutes.
  5. Taste to see how the flavors are and make any adjustments. Add olives and simmer for another five minutes to heat through.

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For more ideas to make your Super Bowl Sunday special, be sure to hop over to our Football Party Ideas page!

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Party of the Week: Football Party!

party of the week bannerThis week we are going to try something a little bit new on the blog and write a weekly feature of different party themes from our website. We have been adding ideas to Creative Party Themes since 2010, and sometimes we forget how great some of these parties are! Every week we will try and showcase a party theme that just might inspire you to gather some friends and celebrate. We’ll also try to add a little something new and special to each theme… Here we go!

FOOTBALL PARTY IDEAS

It’s that time of year again…time to dust off the pom poms and get ready to cheer on your favorite football team! Click on this football party ideas link to visit our football party page, where you will find lots of ideas to inspire your planning, including tips for invitations, decorations, activities, food and more. We’ve also rounded up a collection of free football party printables to add a fun touch to your party table.

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We took a look  around the internet to see what other sites had some fun football party ideas and found the amazing free football party printables below. Click on any of the photos to get taken to some more great ideas and these super football printables!

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For even more ideas that all relate to this wonderful time we call football season, be sure to take a look at the related posts listed below!

Tailgating Games

Tailgating Games

 

You’ve gotten to campus early to secure your great tailgating spot, but the kickoff isn’t for hours.  We’ve got you covered with this list of our top 10 tailgating games!

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Our Top 10 Tailgating Games

Challenge your friends, help keep the kids busy and work off those hot and spicy wings! Here is a list of our top 10 favorite tailgating games! All these top tailgating games are fun to play, take up minimal space and are easy to transport.




 

Tailgate Yahtzee (sometimes called Yardzee)tailgate games — This is a bigger version of the classic dice game. You can find lots of versions of this game, often in your favorite team’s colors!  You can find free printable yard Yahtzee scorecards and a tutorial for making your own dice over at Whipperberry.com

 

 

Football Toss — Are you an arm chair quarterback?  Prove your skill with this football throwing game. Play it for accuracy in around the world or tic tac toe!

 


 

 

Ladder Toss Game — This is a backyard classic! We like this game for all ages, abilities and outdoor party themes, and it comes with a easy to pack carrying case.

 

Washer Toss Game – This top tailgate game doesn’t require much space to play.

Polish Horseshoes — Also known as Beersbee. Test your frisbee aim with this game. The team who knocks their opponents’ beer can off the pole by hitting it with a flying disc wins!

 

 

NCAA Tailgate Ping Pong Table — Choose from a wide selection of NCAA Football teams and get a spirited game of ping pong (or beer pong) going!

 


Birdee Golf Tailgate Yard Game– “Fore!”  This is a collapsible net and birdie set where you can chip your birdie into the target. Luckily for your tailgating neighbors this top tailgating game uses soft birdees and not golf balls.

 

Football Team Cornhole — Cornhole is another classic yard or tailgating game that is fun for everyone. Amazon has a great variety of cornhole sets representing a variety of NCAA or NFL teams.

 


Giant Jenga– You can paint the pieces of this Mega Jenga game in your school colors for extra team spirit!

 

 

Rollors Game — This super fun game combines bowling, horseshoes, and bocce to try and get your rollor closest to the wooden pyramid. This game won a top 10 award for fun outdoor activities.

 

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For the winner of each game, print this Tailgate Winner printable. Print it on card stock and attach it to a small gift like a  jar of barbecue sauce, a bag of peanuts, team fan gear or even a favorite beverage.

Tailgate Winner printable

 

 

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