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Superbowl Party for 10

cheesecake17 Jan 28, 2009 02:42 PM

I'm having friends over Sunday to watch the big game. We're 10 adults + possibly two toddlers. The kids will eat anything, so I don't need to make special food for them. I plan on setting out everything buffet style and serving the chili straight from the pot to whoever wants. My husband asked that most of the dishes be finger foods or chip and dip items.

Is this enough food? What else could I add?

* fresh salsa, guacamole
* eggplant and roasted pepper dip
* lentil walnut pate with carmelized onions
* crostini with pesto and roasted veggies
* mini wonton cups with peanut coleslaw
* stuffed mushrooms
* spiced roasted chickpeas
* olive dip
* dippers- vegetables, pita chips, tortilla chips, sprouted grain chips
* mini turkey burgers (3 types)+ assorted rolls
* chili + brown rice

I know it sounds like a ton of food, but the guests are mostly men with HUGE appetites.

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    brooklyn44 Jan 28, 2009 04:47 PM

    Terrific menu, cheesecake 17! You are a goddess and the men should know it. Curious about the lentil walnut pate. Can you share the recipe? Have a great time Sunday!

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    1. re: brooklyn44
      cheesecake17 Jan 29, 2009 03:50 AM

      I've had it a few times by my husband's aunt's house and she won't really tell me what's in it. So I'm going to try to figure it out. So far I know it involved lentils (slightly overcooked so they're soft), walnuts, sunflower seeds, white wine, and rosemary. The topping is carmelized onions. I'll let you know how it works out.

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      ceekskat Jan 28, 2009 05:16 PM

      Your menu appears elegant, delicious and generous not to mention time consuming. Are you sure you don't want to cut down on a dip or two considering you have turkey burgers and chili? Will the "chips & dip" men be okay with the lentil walnut pate? I realize your guests are big eaters so you can just increase the quantity of the remaining items. In any case, hope your guests appreciate all your effort!

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        lizzy Jan 29, 2009 07:37 AM

        Everything sounds good, I think your guests will be impressed. I've never made roasted chickpeas before, what spices do you use?

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        1. re: lizzy
          cheesecake17 Jan 29, 2009 08:11 AM

          usually cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt pepper. i usually make 3 or 4 cans of chickpeas at a time because they go really quickly.

          1. re: cheesecake17
            lizzy Jan 29, 2009 08:55 AM

            Thanks! I think I might have to try this on Sunday, I love chickpeas.

            1. re: lizzy
              goodhealthgourmet Feb 2, 2009 08:37 AM

              lizzy, i know it's too late for the Super Bowl, but there are so many great ways to do roasted chickpeas! a few more ideas for you:

              - gingered (i use ground ginger, agave nectar or honey, and a pinch of salt)
              - curried
              - tamari
              - spicy (cayenne & salt)
              - wasabi (i use wasabi powder)
              - garlic & sage
              - pizza-flavored (basil, thyme, oregano, garlic, fire-roasted tomato flakes or powder, salt & pepper)

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                lizzy Feb 2, 2009 10:42 AM

                Thanks, and good timing. I didn't get the chance to make them for the Super Bowl, but I do plan on giving them a try soon.

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