By Kendall Aronson, Campus Carrier Asst. & Living Editor
|PHOTO COURTESY OF TIMOTHY WOOLEY|
Freshman Karina Rangel cuts into a delicious Crescent Roll Wrap at a Super Bowl Party in the West Mary Kitchen.
The Atlanta Falcons will be playing in the Super Bowl for the first time in 17 years, and what better way to celebrate the Falcons than to throw an exciting viewing party. While it may seem like a lot of effort, it is actually very easy to achieve a successful viewing party in the dorm.
Arguably, the most important part of any Super Bowl party is the food. There are several easy recipes that you can do to make an impact with little effort and low price.
One potential dish to make is a delicious stuffed roll. This dish is very easy, and it is also very customizable based on your own tastes. You can add as much or as little meat and cheese as you want and you can substitute vegetarian options for meat if you want. Do be aware however that the more you add on the inside, the harder it is to roll up.
You could also make an easy and filling 7-layer dip. Make sure to eat it with tortilla chips. A good dip is a great addition to any party, and while it looks complicated, since all the layers can be pre-bought individually it is actually quite simple to assemble. It is a great dish sure to impress your friends.
Other food ideas might be to bake sugar cookies from premade packs and then decorate them with festive icing and decorations such as footballs, falcons, or yard lines. You can also simply buy easy premade meat and cheese platters or chips and salsa for about $10.
Almost as important as food is decor. If you are using a table to display your food, you can buy a cheap green tablecloth and then use white tape to mark yard lines and hashes to make it seem more like a real football field. You can even draw in yard numbers and write the name of your team in the end zone area.
You can also buy red or black balloons and then decorate them with more team memorabilia.
Also, don’t forget to secure a TV so you can watch the game.
Super Bowl parties can be easy and exciting, even in the dorm areas. Just keep it simple, fun and cheap and the only thing you’ll need to worry about is whether or not the Falcons will win.
Crescent Roll Wrap
Total Price: approx. $12
Ingredients: Ham, Cheese, Crescent rolls, nonstick cooking spray
Roll out all the crescent dough, but do not separate it.
Lay meat, cheese, and anything else you want inside of the roll, such as vegetables or other meats, flatly and evenly.
Then roll up the dough, trying to tuck things in and roll it as tightly as possible.
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.
7-Layer Bean Dip
(Courtesy of Beth Filston)
Price: approx. $15
Spread in a 9 x 13 inch dish in this order:
2 cans refried beans
1 8 ounce carton of sour cream
1 cup guacamole
1 cup salsa of your choice
Small can of sliced black olives
Sliced green onions
Shredded Mexican cheese
Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes until bubbly.
Serve with tortilla chips.