Today's Sunday Supper features a menu perfect for celebrating the Super Bowl. The whole thing will take you 2 hours to make, plus a few minutes during halftime.
We'll be serving some of the best ever Chex mix and my favourite Mexican beer cocktail: The Michelada.
During halftime we'll be chowing down on ribs so tender they're falling off the bones, a bloomin' baked potato covered in cheese and bacon and some crispy oven baked buffalo cauliflower bites.
For dessert there'll be some super cute football cupcakes, and likely lots more micheladas.
May the best team win!
Buffalo Cheddar Ranch Chex Mix :: by Iowa Girl Eats :: I absolutely love this Chex mix! You might want to make more than you think you'll need … it'll go quick.
Big Game Michelada :: by Day Dreamer Desserts :: Super Bowl and beer go hand and hand, but I love a cocktail at a party.
This Mexican beer cocktail is nice and light so you can drink lots of them. 🙂
Fall Off The Bone Ribs :: by Jenny Can Cook :: You're going to fall in love with these deliciously sticky ribs. They really do just fall off the bone.
They're a great dish to have in the oven when your attention's elsewhere; if you forget about them for a bit you don't need to worry they'll over cook, if anything they'll get even more tender.
Bloomin' Baked Potato :: by The Gunny Sack :: I've been dreaming of these potatoes for months now! Can you even imagine a more delicious looking potato than this one?
You will have to bake them at a lower temp than the recipe calls for since they'll be in the oven with the ribs. Don't worry though, once the ribs come out you can quickly blast them at a high temp until they are crisp.
The recipe calls for a blend of different gluten free flours. If you're not trying to eat gluten free you could always use regular all-purpose flour instead. If you're going to do this though I would suggest using at least some of the corn flour as it has such a nice flavour.
Double Chocolate Football Cupcakes :: The Baker Chick :: Cutest. Cupcakes. Ever.
When you're frosting the cupcakes make sure they have cooled completely so the icing doesn't melt.
Get it done on time:
The timetable is based on your guests arriving at a half hour before the Super Bowl begins, so if you’re on the west coast like me, your guests will be showing up at 3pm.
If you’re on the east coast, where the Super Bowl starts at 6:30, you’ll want to start cooking at 3:30pm.
This menu will take you 2 hours to make, plus a few extra minutes at halftime. If you want you can make the cupcakes and the Chex mix earlier in the day if so you can prep at a more leisurely pace.
Make sure to have all your grocery shopping done earlier in the day, or even the day before.
Before you start cooking take out all the platters and bowls you’ll be using. Also put a stack of plates on your table and pile the cutlery beside them so you’re ready to go when dinner is.
Wash and dry all the dishes and wipe down your counters after each hourly section in the timeline. This will help keep the mess to a minimum and make your work more efficient.
Click here for a printable version of the timeline.
- Bake the cupcakes then set them aside to cool.
- While the cupcakes are baking make the buffalo Chex mix.
- Cut the potatoes, drizzle them with the oil and sprinkle them with the sea salt then set them aside on a baking sheet. You can leave them on your counter.
- Fry some bacon for the potatoes then put it in a bowl in your fridge.
- Grate the cheese for the potatoes then store it in a bag in your fridge.
- Prep and par bake the cauliflower – this will make it super easy for you to pop them back in the oven to finish between commercial breaks so you don’t miss a second of the game. Prep them up to, and including, step 5, then remove them from the oven and set them aside on your counter.
- Make the buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.
- Decorate the cooled cupcakes.
- Prep the ribs and put them in the oven.
- Set out the ingredients for the michelada.
- Tidy the kitchen and wash any remaining dishes.
- Your guests arrive! Make them a michelada and put the Chex mix out in a bowl.
- Super Bowl begins.
- Pop the potatoes in the oven. Unless you have a fancy dual oven you will have to bake them at the same temp as the ribs. Once the ribs come out you can blast them at a high temp if they need to crisp a little more.
5:00pm – halftime!
- Take the ribs out of the oven. Either grill them as the recipe suggests, eat them as is or quickly broil them to give them some colour.
- Turn the oven temp up to 450 and put the par-baked cauliflower in.
- If the potatoes are not crispy yet then leave them in the oven with the cauliflower until they are crisp. Once they are crispy add the bacon and cheese and let it melt.
- Toss the cauliflower in the buffalo sauce.
- Put the ribs, potatoes and cauliflower on platters and let everyone serve themselves. This is a meal to eat in front of your TV!
Set the cupcakes out when you’re sweet tooth hits.