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Jan 28, 2009 02:42 PM

Superbowl Party for 10

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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  1. 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

      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.

    2. 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!

      1. 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

          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

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

            1. re: lizzy

              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

                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.