Are You Prepared for the BIG GAME this Sunday?
Are you hosting a party or attending one for the BIG GAME this Sunday? If so, consider these ideas to make your Sunday a FUNday!
Remind yourself to stock up on meat at Halenda’s. We’ve combed through the recipes on our website to find the best football recipes for hosts and potluck guests.
Keeping it clean: Spread a tablecloth across a big table or your countertops. For easy cleanup, you can buy plastic tablecloths in rolls. Cut it to size and then throw it out. Check to see if yours is recyclable.
Otherwise, any cheap plastic or vinyl tablecloth will do, or a roll of kraft paper. This isn’t an occasion for your fine linens.
More kraft paper fun: Using a roll of paper as your tablecloth enables you to label the food, right on the surface it sits on. If you’re hosting a potluck, keep a few markers on the table so that people can label their own goods.
If you’re cooking in a slow cooker – making slow cooker pulled pork, perhaps – using slow cooker liners or lots of cooking spray will help with cleanup.
The betting pool
Betting on the game among your friends? Consider donating the winnings to your favourite charity, hockey team, or school.
And if you’ve got that Kraft paper, you can use it to make a football Square for betting.
If you’re involved in Halenda’s Fundraising program with Halenda’s Pepperoni Stix, consider your betting pool an add-on.
Create Football Bingo cards with squares related to the game and the halftime show. Will JLo or Shakira’s mic cut out? Will there be another blackout? Will your favourite celebrity appear in a commercial?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in America, second to Thanksgiving. Given its international appeal, you can imagine that it’s similar here in Canada.
More food statistics
According to the National Chicken Council, approximately 1.38 billion chicken wings will be devoured, enough to circle the earth 3 times if they were laid end to end. It’s unclear whether that statistic applies only to the United States, but if not, imagine how many more wings are eaten internationally.
In 2017 the USDA published a blog post titled, It all Began with a Football: How the Super Bowl Shaped the Chicken Industry. You can read it here.
Our Deep fried wings are always a hit.
Super Bowl is the biggest winter grilling weekend and the second-biggest grilling weekend of the year. Ten percent of Americans will serve some sort of grilled food.
Halenda’s sells several kinds of ready-to-grill meat – beef, chicken, pork, steaks, souvlaki, kabobs, sausages and more. See what’s on special at Halenda’s this weekend.
Grab some pork chops to make these Grilled Sweet and Sour Pork Chops.
Whether you’re providing all the food or participating in a potluck, here are some ideas.
- Order a Halenda’s party platter.
- Make these Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- Fresh pork back ribs are on special this week. Take advantage and make these honey garlic ribs or Smokey BBQ Ribs.
- Spicy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms will travel well to your potluck.