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I made you all the Super Bowl food.

February 6, 2016

Super Bowl: Feast Eats

A few months ago, I was hard at work making Super Bowl food: like, a lot of food. all the food. See those whoopies? I made those whoopies, and all the other stuff around it, and stuff you can’t even see. Why? Because Feast asked me to, which means I have you *completely* covered for tomorrow. Right this way.  I absolutely did not take any of these photos; I’m way too busy busting out food on these shoot days. All photos by Emily Suzanne Photography, including the one above.

Game day breakdown:

blue cheese queso

Blue Cheese Queso with Root-Vegetable and Apple Chips

Rainbow Vegetable Herb Slaw with Poppyseed Dressing

Roasted Tomato Salsa

greek salad layers

Layered Greek “Salad” Spread

Gochujang Hot Wings with Cooling Coconut-Cilantro Dip

Spice-Rubbed Oven Pulled Pork

nacho bar

Halftime Loaded Skillet Nacho Bar

Homemade Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwich “Footballs”

whoopie pies

Team Pride Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Marshmallow Filling

Lots of things to choose from! Specifically designed, by the way, to encourage less work time during the event itself: most of it gets made ahead of time, so you hosts out there can kick it with your guests. Game watching? Optional, but it’s a great excuse to make food. Head over to Feast Eats for more photos, all those recipes, a little game day inspo, and a wee video of me waxing poetic about…I really don’t know because every time someone films me doing things, I block it out. I know I’m rubbing down some pork, though, so maybe that’s worth a watch.

Have a lovely weekend, you guys.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ashley February 6, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Ahhh! So awesome! And I want the entire feast right now, please. It looks incredible!

    • Reply shannon April 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Thank you Ashley! Obviously this was like *ahem* forever ago (whoops stupid house buying!) but as i’m replying to comments, i’m remembering how sweet you all are to be excited about my work. You’re the best. 🙂

  • Reply Willow | Will Cook For Friends February 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Shannon, this is… AMAZING. I know you said you were working on a big Feast project, but holy moly… That’s a real FEAST! And the video of you is, in my totally unbiased opinion, awesome. It looks insanely pro with all those people and so much going on. I mean, it IS pro, it doesn’t just look pro. I guess what I’m trying to say is, you rocked it!!! Aaand, now I want to eat all of the things, haha!

    • Reply shannon April 7, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Willow! This was the one i was working when we were having our last convo, yes. 🙂 which means it’s been FAR TOO LONG since we chatted, and that’s my fault! This one was a real feast, and a really big day of cranking out food for the shoot, but it turned out really well: i think exactly the way everyone had envisioned it, and i’m thrilled about that.

  • Reply elizabeth February 7, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Since I’m not a huge football fan, I loathe the time of year when everyone has to put out a spread of food for “the big game” mainly because like Thanksgiving it’s the same food every year, so I give you mad credit for not including the usual suspects (or at the very least coming up with ways to make the usual suspects a little more interesting). I’m in the mood for very non-SB-appropriate food this year (snails may make an appearance) but I’m going to save those wings for a day when I am really in the mood for a new recipe.

    • Reply shannon April 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Well, you know…I tend to agree. I probably don’t loathe it quite as much as you do, but it is semi-ridiculous to freak out over an arbitrary game, AND i think for me, it comes at the end of a long run of hefty holiday eating (emphasis “hefty”), which means i’m pretty over food by the time the first week of February hits.

      Which is maybe why you didn’t see the usual suspects represented as much as you would (chicken wing dip, anyone? NOPE.) 😉 Now to be clear, I DO receive direction on this somewhat (usually a main i have to work around, or a few requests / general ideas for sides / required ingredients sometimes), but I get a generous amount of latitude to create the menu on my own. Honestly I think i get direction so i don’t go completely rogue, and it does help to solidify what the magazine wants so i don’t show up with like, 9 recipes which aren’t even CLOSE to what they had envisioned. 🙂

      Those wings: the belle of the ball, in my opinion and almost everyone else’s. Definitely worth a go, because they’re not typical and you could eat maybe 1000 of the and not get tired. They’re addictive.

  • Reply Brianne February 7, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Those whoopie pies look awesome. I really should make some whoopie pies since I live in their state of origin (though that is up to debate)! I’m attending a pretty epic Super Bowl feast tonight and contributing wings and black bean dip. I love all the good eats we get with this game!

    • Reply shannon April 7, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Thanks Brianne! Is Maine really the home of the Whoopie! i had no idea. They’re quite fun to make, maybe because you think there’s no way they’re actually going to turn out without falling apart in your oven, but they really are super cute.

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