This afternoon I realized that it was just four short days until the Super Bowl. It is time for some decadent, show stopping, easy to prepare recipes to dazzle your friends and family with. Because the Super Bowl is the second largest food consumption holiday, second only to Thanksgiving, I thought it would be interesting to share some food stats with you. When I started looking around I thought I would immediately find the usual info….80 billion chicken wings are consumed or enough kielbasa to create a bridge from Wisconsin to New Zealand. To my delight, the first thing that popped up was this vegany tidbit from TheBleacherReport.com:
“ The real winner in terms of food sales has to be the avocado, however. The California Avocado Commission cites impressive numbers indeed for their Super Sunday: Some 13.2 million pounds of avocado – or approximately 26 million individual avocados, give or take a couple – are sold in preparation for the game so that Americans may gorge themselves on an estimated eight million pounds of guacamole. That’s enough, reminds the council, to ”dip to cover the Louisiana Superdome football field, end zone to end zone, waist deep in guacamole (approximately 40 inches).”
I had no idea. I think that is amazing and would like to volunteer to wade through their guacamole filled field with a bag of tortilla chips and a bottle of hot sauce. I also found that according to Bill Lucey of HuffingtonPost.com, “ Americans will consume 1.23 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl this year, a 1 percent decline from last year, according to the National Chicken Council.”
I consider that a major success and a reason to celebrate. Maybe our supermarkets have been sold out of wings or there has been an influx of people that have seen Forks Over Knives. Maybe people have tasted and fallen in love with Gardein vegan Buffalo Wings or just maybe Super Bowl party loving Americans are ready to serve something with a little more pizazz at this years soirees. Who knows…it doesn’t matter to me. One percent of one billion is ten million. That is alot of chicken wings, and that is measurable change.
Here are some recipes to help you party on.
If you have a fave vegan Super Bowl recipe that you would like to share, send it over. I would love to try it.
Email me at: Sherry@ExploitsOfaVeganWannabe.com or simply share it in the comment section of this post.
Have a delicious day.
Super Bowl image courtesy of SportsTravel.com