Whether you are a die-hard fan of the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Sea Hawks all along or have chosen a team to follow since your team was knocked out, the Super Bowl is an exciting time of year! Friends gather to watch and cheer and party. I have chosen to cheer for the Broncos this year for two reasons. The first reason is that Peyton Manning used to play for the Tennessee Volunteers. The love of my life is a Volunteer fan and my favorite place to live was the home of the Volunteers. So, I feel some connection to the Broncos. I also think Peyton Manning is a great guy and like to see him succeed. The second reason I have chosen the Broncos is they played and won in Super Bowl XXXIII. That was the day my husband asked me on our first date. ♥ I have no connection to the Sea Hawks that I can think of.
So, for whatever reason you follow a team, there is nothing like a Super Bowl game day party with great food. According to Harris Interactive polls, the Super Bowl still ranks as the second biggest eating holiday of the year and tops the chart as the biggest "party at home" day--even bigger than New Year's. Research shows that people spend about $70 on snacks for the game day.
I am all about great food and simple prep on my part when having company (that way, I can focus more on having fun). A place I had never really thought of using before for a game day party is HoneyBaked Hams. I have used them in the past for sit-down dinners, but never for casual dining. However, they have a great menu for entertaining.
|The HoneyBaked Ham Super Sandwich (pre-orders necessary)|
HoneyBaked also offers a variety of Party Trays and Platters filled with their yummy meats (like smoked turkey breast and premium roast beef) and cheeses. Pair it ups with their artisan bread or Hawaiian rolls and don't forget to add red pepper mayo or chipotle mayo to build a delicious sandwich.
Of course, you always have standbys from HoneyBaked Hams--a whole ham, turkey or chicken. I love these! Their ham and turkeys are lean and fully cooked. If you haven't tried these, they have an out of this world sweet, crunch glaze like no other. I couldn't resist getting both the ham and the turkey and they are delicious. My husband barely had them in the house when we were already picking at them. I don't know how they get the outside to crust up like they do, but it is delicious! Not only is the meat good for dinner but good for sandwiches, too. What's really nice is it comes sliced thinly--even the bone in ham! Makes it super easy to serve. Heat and eat or enjoy cold!
|Love that even the bone-in ham is sliced for easy serving!|
|Look at the beautiful crispy glaze on this turkey breast!|
You can get hams as small as a quarter ham to serve 6-10 people or bone-in hams that serve up to 20. (For those of you who love soup, you can even purchase ham bones!) I didn't even know this, but also have BBQ ribs with a variety of sauces as well as pulled pork to make sandwiches.
|Wouldn't this make an awesome Super Bowl Spread?|
|Yummy Potatoes Au Gratin|
Of course, we can't forget about dessert. They have cookies, cheesecakes and coffee cake. Oh my! The cheesecakes are to die for! I just had to sample a bite of each.
|Strawberry Swirl, New York Style, Mud Pie and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake ended a great meal!|
The one thing that is SUPER IMPORTANT is that you place your catering order 24 hours before you need it. In fact, I would probably call it in even earlier for Super Bowl. Or, you can order online.
If you are looking for a hassle-free game day party, think about HoneyBaked Hams! Here are some great coupons for you to get added savings at Honeybaked. Just click HERE to gt any one of these great coupons:
- $10 off Any Size Bone-In Half Ham
- $5 off Medium Super Sandwich (Feeds 6-10) Starting at $21.99 with the offer pre-order/advance orders needed)
- $8 Off Large Super Sandwich (Feeds 12-20) Starting at $36.99 with the offer (pre-order/advance orders needed)
- $25 off $100 Catering Order
- $5 off any size Bone-in Quarter Ham, Whole Turkey Breast or Half Boneless Ham