Planning a Super Bowl Party: New Orleans Style

We’re just a few days away from the match up between the San Francisco 49’ers and the Baltimore Ravens. And while we’re a little bummed that the Texans and the Cowboys are out of the running this year, that’s no reason to miss a chance for a party on Super Bowl Sunday!

Photo credit: The Food Network

Photo credit: The Food Network

Super Bowl XLVII is in New Orleans, and whether you’re on the road in your RV or hanging out at home, it’s the perfect excuse for a New Orleans style party.

I found several great recipes from New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse. For example, your menu might include Red Beans and Rice, Duck and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, or Cajun Jambalaya. All of these take a little time, but are easy to make ahead in batches big enough to feed all of your favorite football fans. To wash it down, whip up a batch of Hurricanes. Just be sure to pace yourself on the rum!

And for dessert, try bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Yum!

Photo credit: The Food Network

Photo credit: The Food Network

If the weather’s nice – and it looks like it will be – set up the outdoor TV in the RV and take the party outside. And even if it’s a little nippy out, just break out the fire pit and get cozy.

If you’re like me, the perfect day includes the travel trailer, a campfire, the big game, and a full stomach. Ahhhh! Happy Super Bowl!

~ Elaine