February 8, 2010

Gourmet Superbowl

Or: How to get me interested in football.

I can honestly say that 2010 marks the first time I’ve watched the Superbowl and enjoyed it. Of course, there are a number of factors contributing to that statement, the game itself not being foremost among them.

Ah, Superbowl XLIV, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

1. Good Company: I attended the best Superbowl party of my life last night, hosted by Nick & JP (friends of Boyf and Sister Boyf…and mine!) at their amazing home in DUMBO. It was a quality collection of football fans and otherstuff fans alike.

nick nina (Nick & Sister Boyf)

2. Good Food: Not 60 seconds after arriving, I was handed a piping hot cup of slow-simmered chili, which Nick had been working on all day. I could definitely taste the time invested! Nick had a super-tasty, super-secret Superbowl chili recipe going on here.

chili

…and maybe now that it’s quasi-famous he’ll share the recipe with me. ;)

3. Good Toys (also file under Good Food): Legit old-school popcorn maker

popcorn

…along with legit cotton candy maker. Seriously! My eyes just about bugged out of my head when I saw this. No one will ever accuse Nick and JP of not knowing how to have a good time.

cotton candy

4. Good Fun: It’s better left to the imagination how aforementioned cotton candy ended up here:

beer

As you can see, the entire party was held in rapt attention by the game right off the bat.

tv

…But if no one’s watching the game, where are they?

Ok, so maybe a little Rock Band was needed to get us through the first half of the game.

rock band

And I don’t think anyone’s arguing if I say the band in the picture above is easier on the eyes than Pete Townshend’s windmill-exposed belly.

5. Good Food (it bears repeating): Sweet potato empanadas, you say? Why thank you, Nick, you obviously saw me coming a mile away.

sweet potato

My photos don’t nearly do the party justice—I’m barely scratching the surface of all the fantastic eats on display. I also owe everyone an apology for forgetting my camera, since these awkward phone pics make for a poor representation of the party!

For that reason, however, I’ll take extra props for managing to frame the boyf and myself in a self-portrait using said awkward camera-phone.

self portrait

He ought to have stars in his eyes whenever I’m around, but given the circumstances, I’ll settle for the Superbowl.

21 comments:

melissa (fitnessnyc) said...

it's like the modern thanksgiving! it brings us all together :)

Gabriela said...

Sounds like a fun night! I was born on Super Bowl Sunday and have never seen a full game. True story. Any party with a cotton candy machine sounds like a good one, though!

Olga @ Healthing It said...

WOW, this is a fantastic Superbowl Party!

The food look ridiculously good. MMMMmmmm...

And any part with Rock Band, popcorn AND cotton candy is alright with me.

Effortless Health said...

SWEET POTATO EMPENADAS! yum!

ktbwood said...

wow GREAT spread girl!! i didnt watch the game at all-just socialized and ate! haha

Caronae said...

I hate football but would gladly watch the Superbowl if I had such good company and such interesting eats! The sweet potato empanadas and the chili sound the best. Have a good Tuesday Diana!

Christine (The Raw Project) said...

Awesome, love the cotton candy! Oh wow, the sweet potato empenadas are making me drool and I have a weakness for just about any variety of popcorn, yum! So jealous, glad you had fun.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hi Diana!!!!!!! So sorry you're having commenting issues again. Nothing changed; either when you couldnt get thru before, til when you could, til now when you can't. I swear, so annoying. But im thinking of installing a new commenting system all together. We shall see if i do it or not...

As for your reply re Michael Pollan and labels and being a foodie. Don't i totally, completely agree!!!!!! I dont bother trying to explain my choices to people anymore, esp not on my blog OR to randoms. It's like I eat what I want, and 99% of the time it's vegan and that's the label that fits the best, but if there is something with trace dairy in it and i feel like paying the food allergy price, then so be it. Totally hear ya.

Cotton candy AND a popcorn maker. The only thing that would have screamed let's get this party started is a pole. kidding :)

moretolifethanlettuce said...

whoa you really had all the components of the best super bowl party ever! you weren't kidding about it being gourmet, awesome!

Simply Life said...

wow I am loving that popcorn maker!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Sweet potato empenadas?! Jack pot! What a great day!

Missy said...

The popcorn maker and cotton candy machine are the coolest things ever! I want to come to that party lol.

chrystad72 said...

Looks awesome!!! Sweet potato empanadas sound out of this world. Thats the only way I enjoy the superbowl too. Great friends and food! Im not hugely into football but i love any excuse to throw a party. Everything looks fantastic. Have a great day!

Mo Diva said...

if youre friends are looking for a hungry roommate, call me! LOL

looks like an awesome par-tay!

Shannon said...

sounds like a good evening :) chili and sw potato empanadas?? yes, please!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

oh wow! I wish I had been at that Super Bowl party! That looks like so much fun!

Jamie Walker said...

Sounds like fun! I didnt' do anything Superbowlish this year. My bf and I went running instead...

Gracie said...

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LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils said...

Chili is my number one superbowl food AND what first got me into the annual party. Now I actually love football though :)

Erica said...

WOW! What a freaking party! Love the popcorn maker and the rock band! The food looks incredible- especially those empanadas!Glad you had such a blasty

mrssturgis said...

So wow, pretty much the best party ever! I mean, cotton candy??? So worth the sugar coma :)