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It’s Christmas for football fans. For just one night each year, millions of fans gather in front of the TV to indulge in Super Bowl food and cheer their team (and boo the 49ers) to the biggest victory of the season.
And while you might not be spending $5,000 on a Super Bowl ticket this year, you will be investing in high quality snacks, drinks and hors d’oeuvres to keep you and your guests happy and sated — even if you don’t care who wins or loses.
Ready to throw an epic Super Bowl party? Don’t leave the food to chance! Stock up on these fan-favorite items to score an automatic touchdown:
The quintessential food of football fandom, a Super Bowl party without chicken is like New Orleans without seafood.
There’s a style and flavor for every taste. And since this year’s Super Bowl will be held in Miami, you’ll want to go all-in on muy caliente flavors.
We’re talking buffalo, spicy garlic, habanero, hot barbecue, and maybe even some chili-infused honey! And Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce carries lots of types of sauces and powders to spice up the best smelling and tasting chicken around!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Grab a pork shoulder and let your slow cooker or pressure cooker get to work! Tender pulled pork is a must-have item for tailgates, thanks to its versatility.
Pile it on mini sliders or sandwich buns, add some barbecue sauce, and you’ve got a complete meal that will win MVP of your party.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Any type of dip you can make in a slow cooker is an instant hit, both for your guests and the person doing all the cleanup. These one-pot wonders eliminate the need to dirty up a ton of dishes, and the slow cooker does all the work once you load the ingredients.
For the simplest buffalo chicken dip recipe, all you need is freshly cooked chicken (which could be cooked in the slow cooker prior to making the dip), buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and ranch dressing.
Add a few green chiles for extra spice, and make sure you have pita bread or chips for dipping.
Fresh oysters aren’t hard to find in Washington, and they’re guaranteed to make a statement at your Super Bowl party.
It’s a good idea to order these bad boys ahead of time and pick them up on game day for the freshest flavor. And don’t forget the beer to pair it with!
Game Day Chili
Ask 10 people how to make game day chili and you’ll get 10 different answers. Beans, no beans, spicy, mild, extra cheese, thick and hearty — you name it, chili has you covered. It’s great for kids and adults alike and we’ve got everything you need for your party!
What’s a Super Bowl game without “beer” something?
This tasty beer-infused queso is the perfect complement to anything you feel like dipping. Pretzels, chips, and even pigs in blankets will all taste better with a little beer cheese on your Super Bowl food menu. And if simple is your game, try our Tacoma Boys queso salsa with some amazing Tacoma Boys chips!
Stock Up on Super Bowl Food at Tacoma Boys!
We all know the real hero of any tailgate or party is the Super Bowl food! Tacoma Boys has you covered with fresh meats, organic fruits and veggies, and all the specialty fare that will make your home THE place to be.
Take a look at our weekly specials and start planning your Super Bowl party menu today!
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Are you excited to plan some great foods at your New Year’s Eve bash that will top all of the other parties you’ve attended in the past? If you’re in charge of hosting the festivities this year, then you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by how much work you need to do to pull off “party success”. One of the most important elements of any party is the food. Delicious, fresh, amazing party foods!
Are you looking for a few ideas of inspiration to create your menu? Check out our list of the top 5 party foods you can make using the best ingredients from your local Tacoma Boys market.
1. Italian Subs Party Food
Lots of people who are searching for easy party foods end up buying a pre-made sandwich trays to set out. If you pick out fresh ingredients yourself, you can turn this boring party food into a gourmet surprise. The secret is to buy your specialty meats, amazing cheeses, toppings and spreads at a Tacoma Boys’ deli counter.
When done right, Italian subs are the ultimate party food because they’re portable and satisfying. This recipe combines ham, Genoa salami, Capocollo ham, provolone cheese, and refreshing veggies. Adding a drizzle of red wine vinegar and a sprinkle of oregano can take your subs to the next level.
2. Ginger Pork Potstickers
Do you know anyone who’s favorite New Year’s tradition is ordering Chinese takeout? If you want to wow your guests, you can serve them these juicy pork potstickers that are loaded with flavor! And Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce have all of the ingredients, including delicious and amazing pork, to use in your potstickers. For those who want the best potstickers, look no further than making your own wraps. Essentially flour and water! And what a treat for those who are gluten-free if you can make some of these with gluten-free flour! (Check our gluten free section for this)
3. Whipped Feta and Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate Seeds
We’ve all had bruschetta or flatbreads before. But one of the best ways you can elevate your bread appetizer is to make crostini topped with whipped feta and avocado. Like avacado toast, but better! This recipe creates a beautiful balance of crunchy, creamy, savory, and sweet thanks to the pomegranate garnish. And the beauty of pomegranates can be used for table decor!
4. Grillable Veggie Burgers
Parties are a blast for everyone, but having dietary restrictions or allergies can dampen the mood. The good news is that these grillable veggie burgers can be prepared vegan and gluten-free. In just 10 minutes of prep time, you can have homemade veggie burgers with only the best ingredients! You can serve them as an entree or you could even set up a fun slider bar with plenty of fresh toppings, sauces and condiments.
5. Hot Chocolate Cake for the win!
No celebration would be complete without dessert, which is why you should make a decadent hot chocolate cake. This recipe is one of the best New Year’s Eve party foods because it’s an exciting twist on a classic winter drink.
Not only are cakes tasty, but if you take your time decorating them, they can also double as a centerpiece decoration. If you don’t want to fuss with cutting slices for everyone, you can always pour your batter into cupcake tins, and for the kids at the party, provide all of the fun toppings for them to help decorate! Kids love decorating and creating, especially when they can show off their creations!
Delicious Party Foods To Help You Start the New Year Right
If you serve any of these crowd-pleasing party foods, your New Year’s Eve bash is sure to be a huge success.
Once you’re done planning your menu, you can head on down to Tacoma Boys to find all of the high-quality ingredients you need in one convenient place. From our hand-picked produce to our wide range of unique wines, beers, produce and meats… your inner chef will be thrilled the second you step into our local neighborhood market.
Check out our locations so you can find a store near you. Our friendly staff is ready to help you with anything you need to get your party started. We’re open 365 days per year and 24 hours per day, for your convenience!
One Pan Chicken
For some recipes, the cleanup can be worse than the cooking itself. Watching those dishes pile up is no fun! Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about a huge cooking mess when it comes to this simple, one pan, chicken recipe.
At your local Tacoma Boys and H & L Produce we have all the fixings for this meal. From our year round supply of fresh vegetables, to our well sourced fresh and frozen chicken.
Just place your Tacoma Boys vegetables of choice on one side of the pan, thickly diced chicken breast in the middle, and diced potatoes on the other side. Then, bake at 425 for 45 minutes.
You can have fun with a one pan chicken recipe by switching up your veggies and seasonings. Here are some of our favorite ways to add a little flavor:
- Use Italian dressing on the chicken
- Season veggies with some garlic powder and olive oil
- Add some olive oil and pepper on your potatoes.
Gluten Free – Butter Chicken With Cauliflower Rice
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SHEET PANNED ITALIAN CHICKEN
In a sealable plastic bag add 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Then add some salt, olive oil and a quick pour of balsamic vinegar (⅓ cup). Add some Italian seasoning, pepper and garlic powder to your preference. (Some folks cheat and use a bottle of Italian dressing, but we think this version is much fresher). If you can refrigerate for 1 hour, that is ideal, but not necessary. (more…)
BRUSCHETTA-TOPPED CHICKEN AND SPAGHETTI
Have a craving for Italian food? Going out to eat at a restaurant is nice for a special occasion. But, with help from Tacoma Boys, you can make a quality Italian meal right at home! From artisan pastas and cheeses to the best quality meat, we have everything you need to turn your favorite Italian dishes into easy weeknight dinners. And, this delicious recipe is ready within 30 minutes!