Former All-Pro NFL Full Back Explains How to Put the Fun into Watching Football
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, so it’s time to start planning your big game party. Here to share his best big game day party tips is our favorite expert. Ovie Mughelli is a former All-Pro fullback for the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens and a former network TV Football Analyst.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL INGREDIENTS FOR SPICING UP YOU FAVORITE GAMEDAY RECIPES?
I do! It’s Rio Luna Organic Peppers. My secret for a great party is to Unlock the Power of Peppers. So, when you want to add a pop of flavor to your “BIG game day” recipes without fat or a lot of calories, I reach for Rio Luna Organic Peppers produced in New Mexico. They’re available in grocery stores nationwide. It’s available in six varieties including Hot and Sweet Jalapenos and the new Hot Diced Green Chiles. A favorite recipe is the Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Pulled Pork. My guests also like White Chicken Chili and – my favorite – a Jalapeno Smoothie. To learn more ways to spice up your big game entertainment foods as well to find some mouth-watering recipes, visit riolunaorganic.com.
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS GREAT FOR YOUR GAME-DAY TABLE?
I want game day to be about the game – not spending hours in the kitchen. Blueberries are an easy no-prep staple that adds undeniable flavor to my game spread. You can make a “blueitful” bunch of Slow Cooker Meatballs with Blueberry Sriracha Sauce, which will surely be a crowd pleaser. Blend a touch of blueberry sweetness with a subtle kick from the sriracha. Delicious, healthy and convenient – blueberries pack a punch that’ll win points with your team and are a staple at my house. They’re versatile and easy, taste great, and – bonus! – are good for you. Just a handful of blueberries delivers a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. It’s a good thing they are available year-round as fresh or frozen. You can go to www.BlueberryCouncil.org for more about the health benefits of blueberries, recipes and more.
WHAT’S ANOTHER GREAT RECIPE FOR GAME-DAY?
Over here I have a recipe for a mouthwatering Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Dip made with Holland House Cooking Wine that you make in a Crockpot. Not only is this delicious, but it’s a perfect stress-free appetizer! Serve it with a colorful selection of fresh veggies and crackers and your guests will be raving. Holland House Cooking Wines offer delicious flavor consistency in every bottle and are a secret, go-to ingredient when you’re looking to amplify the flavor of your favorite foods and slow-cooker recipes. They’re available in five varieties in grocery stores nationwide. For this recipe and lots more taste-tempting foods, be sure to check out hollandhouseflavors.com.