It’s time for the big game: the NFL showdown featuring the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. Next to the game, the most important part of every Super Bowl party is the food. College students usually don’t have much extra money to spend on food, but here are some recipes that can help make your Super Bowl party a success.
Remember that you can utilize the microwaves and stoves in your dorm’s kitchen area. Instead of buying premade foods, make your own. It’s cheaper and you can share the expense with friends to make it more cost effective. For instance, if you are planning a party with several people, ask that everyone bring one food item to add to the menu. In this way, you will have a lot of options without one person having to do all the work.
Quesadillas are a great party option. All you need is cheese dip, salsa, and tortillas. Spread the dip and salsa on a tortilla and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Nachos also require only chips and cheese dip. Of course, grills go against dorm rules, but hot dogs can be made on the stove. Just boil them in a pot of water until tender and slap them on a bun.
Deviled eggs are a popular party finger food that can also be made on the stove. To make twelve deviled egg halves, all you need are six hard-cooked eggs (hard cook them by boiling them for about 4 minutes), two tablespoons of mayonnaise, one teaspoon of mustard, and a little bit of salt and pepper. Cut the six hard-cooked eggs in half, scoop the yolks out of the halves and mash them in a bowl. Stir in the mayo and mustard and season with salt and pepper. Then scoop the mixture back into the egg halves and leave to chill for a bit.
Kool-aid and punch mixes are cheap, and can be made in large quantities. For desert, root beer floats are a favorite and like most of the recipes, only need 2 ingredients—root beer and ice cream.
All of these recipes take less than 10 minutes and cost less than $10 to make. Make sure that you have enough food to comfort the fans of the losing team and enjoy the game!