My Superbowl Buffet

Right on the heels of the Mr.’s birthday bash I thought is was too soon for another buffet. Then my inner buffet table stylist said, “what the heck, go for it”. So I came up with a last minute SuperBowl lineup.

We are really not football fans, but we sure do appreciate a celebration. Our game day menu was Teriyaki Onion Burger Sliders, Bratwurst Bacon Bites, Southwestern Taco Dip with Blue Corn Tortillas, Pizza Dip with French Bread, New England and Manhattan Clam Chowders, Chili Lime Chicken Tacos, and Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes. Not too bad for last minute eh?

I must admit that I was inspired by the video clip that I shared with you last week, and it took me a bit out of my dessert table comfort zone. Dessert tables by far are easier to pull together. Most desserts can be made way ahead of time with and what a time saver that is. Hat’s off to all of you awesome savory cooks/bloggers. Taking pictures of hot savory dishes is a challenge. My kitchen was a mess, but I still had fun and would do it all again tomorrow.

I used a green tablecloth because buying astro turf was out of the question. I laid out white ribbon to mimic the stripes on the field and covered a styrofoam base with black plastic. SuperBowl printables from Living Locurto set off the theme perfectly. Thank you again Amy! When the colors in the printables are very deep and vivid I take them to Office Max and have them printed out on cardstock. They only charge .66 a sheet and it saves my ink, more bang for your buck for sure.

On the back riser I placed the Southwestern Taco Dip and the Blue Corn Tortillas. If you’ve never Blue Corn Tortillas please give them a shot. Don’t’ be turned off by the color, they’re great.

At each end of the riser sitting on the table was the team pop. Sprite for the Pats and Coke for the Giants. I served the chowders in heavy duty paper cups with team printables attached.

For this go round my indispensable white trays served up slices of Italian Bread and Bratwurst Bites wrapped in Bacon. The Italian Bread was used as a dipper for the Pizza dip. I found the recipe on the Brown Eyed Bakers site.

While I was drooling over Michelle’s game day round up I also spied a recipe for Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos. I didn’t have tequila so I used vodka, no worries they were still good.

For some reason I wanted to include sliders. I think it’s because I just love those little buns. Later on I’ll share the recipe. The square white platters that the tacos and sliders were served on came from TJ Maxx at the unheard of price of $5.99 for both of them.

I had a special order for vanilla cupcakes and had leftover batter. The leftover batter was used for my mini bundts. I added some chocolate chunks to it and drizzle some with vanilla glaze. For the others I spooned on some chocolate ganache. We dined sufficiently and were very satisfied. Yay Giants!!!!!