I was prepared for a boring super bowl night at home, as no one seemed to be around and Hubby was going to a fireMEN party. With plenty to do and no interest in the outcome of the game, that was fine but Sunday morning a few of Tim's friends called and an impromptu Super Bowl "couples" party was suddenly planned for our house that night. EXCELLENT! I was very excited to pick a few tasty appetizers, get out my hot plate and see what we could come up with.
With a few hours notice, I had an idea of what I wanted: mini BBQ bacon cheeseburgers, mini Reubens, and whatever else caught my eye at Nino Salvaggio's, one of the local specialty/international markets. It was the weekend and I knew Nino's would have samples, YES! Another score for my team.
I had already put a box of pathetic looking "chicken fries" (those taste samples always snag me...) in my hand basket when Tom called to say they're stopping at Freeway Fritz on the way home from up north and would bring us some fabulous Frankenmuth Fried Chicken. I set the floppy chicken fries aside, the one thing I had been "unsure" about.. and I had the fixings for the Reubens, Burgers, and a sweet tree: fancy long-stem strawberries which will be dipped in chocolate, and maybe some white chocolate drizzles if time permits.
Back home, the house was ready for guests and I started prepping. The Reubens were a huge hit and a second batch were made later in the game. The mini burgers also tasted great and I just loved them. With the chicken and coleslaw, strawberries.. it was a tasty day and we were all full while we waited for an actually decent commercial (what was the deal this year?????) I was so glad Tom, Gwen, Pat and Amy came over, it was great to catch up.
Anyway, I highly recommend these quick and easy appetizers for any party, especially one that has many manly patrons (these aren't your dainty tea-party apps!)
I apologize for the few and not great pictures... I didn't let taking pictures get in the way of my eating! These little diddies really do look great all together on a platter and I'm sure I'll make them again, and hopefully take more photos then!