For a football fan, this weekend isn’t just any football weekend. It’s the weekend. The weekend important enough to cause re-scheduling of Mardi Gras parades this year. The one when folks plant themselves on the couch for hours, strategically positioned for the best view of the TV. When snacks aren’t just nice to have; they’re mandatory and usually the only grub served. When adults are allowed to hoot and holler and scream at officials on the screen without being shushed or stared at. And, I admit, it’s just about the only time I actually look forward to watching commercials.
You know what else this weekend is good for? It’s good for noshing. Copious amounts of noshing. And few noshes are as welcome—or even expected—on a Superbowl spread than Buffalo wings.
But of course, you know how we are. We’re not going to show you a recipe for Buffalo wings. Instead, we’ll show you all the incredibly creative ways our members have riffed off Buffalo wings. Because we’re kinda crazy like that, and riffing’s what we do best. (Remember these Cauliflower Buffalo Wings?)
Okay, here we go!
Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins by Amy of A Stool at the Counter. Like Amy says in her blog post: “It looks like Buffalo wings and potato skins had a love child, and it just showed up to watch the game with you.”
Jalapeno Popper Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese from Lauren’s Latest. This is one awesome threesome. Not that I generally approve of threeso—you know what I mean.
And finally, we have these Soft Pretzels with Hot Buffalo Cheese Sauce by Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. If yeast scares you, you can at least make the Hot Buffalo Cheese Sauce and buy some pretzels, make breadsticks from store-bought dough, or just serve it as a dip for chips or veggies.
Of course, you can always just stick to the classic Buffalo Wings, which will be a hit with everyone. But so many of these variations look incredibly good, it’s hard to resist trying even just one. Or three. And if you have your own favorite version that wasn’t mentioned here, shout it out below!
Do you have any big plans this weekend? Are you game central, where everyone hangs out? Or do you have a friend with an amazing setup, the place all your friends want to go to for the game? Got any friendly wagers going? Any tips for those of us dreading the post-game cleanup? Do share!