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As you may now well know, my goal is to increase home entertaining nationally by 10%. I understand that is an audacious goal. At Home’s promise is More Parties. Better. Easier. In order to accomplish this At Home and At Home Online — and the At Home blog — aim to provide you with recipes you can trust and useful tools to make home entertaining easier. At Home is a sort of one-stop shop for the home entertainer.
A Superbowl Party offers another opportunity for a Planner because there are things common to nearly all Superbowl Parties. And because of the New Orleans Saints appearance in next Sunday’s Superbowl, I thought it would be fun and useful to develop At Home’s Superbowl Party Planner using my Cajun menu as a how-to model of party planning.
The free Planner comes as a PDF in two sections. The first section is 10 pages and focuses on planning. The second section includes the collection of Cajun Superbowl recipes that make-up my Cajun Superbowl Menu. It is 12 pages.
The planning section begins with My Cajun Superbowl Party for eight. My party is designed to illustrate At Home’s principles and not necessarily meant to be followed to the letter. I have been doing this professionally for forty years so I would not recommend this exact party unless you have helpers. The menu is not really difficult with very little to do on Sunday. But maybe you can do with fewer menu items? Think about mixing and matching with your own Superbowl Party traditions or pare down my party to something you would be more comfortable doing. Following my party plan is a series of generic At Home Worksheets that you can use to plan your own Superbowl Party — applying At Home’s principles.
While I caution against becoming an entertaining over-achiever, I am fine with aspirational home entertaining — entertaining that stretches your home entertaining muscles. Aspirational home entertaining can be complicated. Complicated need not be difficult. The key is not raising the bar too high (you’re already a Good Enough Entertainer), plan, and share and spread tasks over time. This Superbowl Party Planner will turn complicated to easier. It may seem daunting at first blush. But be patient, work your way through the materials and then start planning. It’s actually fun.
My Cajun Superbowl Menu
As guests arrive…
Serve Yourself Beer Bar (See At Home by Steve Poses blog note)
Sitting Around Before the Game
Cajun Spiced Popcorn*
Asparagus with Tangy Yogurt Dip
Spicy U-Peel Shrimp Boil with Remoulade*
Cajun Barbecue Chicken Wings*
Artichoke Fritters with Roasted Garlic Aioli
Chopped Muffaletta Salad*
Don’s Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding*
Citrus Fruit with Lemon-Cardamom Honey & Pistachio Praline
Lenni’s Thin & Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Indicates new recipe developed for At Home’s Cajun Superbowl Party
To receive a free copy of At Home’s Superbowl Party Planner just send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As I think of myself as Your Home Entertaining Coach, I welcome questions about home entertaining generally and your Superbowl Party specifically. Ideally ask your questions using the Comments function of the blog so that I can share my answers with the At Home blog community.
Spreading the Mission
I am looking for opportunities to spread the At Home Mission of More Parties. Better. Easier. I would like to speak to groups in the Philadelphia area who might share the At Home Mission. If you know of such a group, please contact me at email@example.com.
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Your Home Entertaining Coach