The heat of the London Olympics has been high, sweeping the people of NYC with a great amount of competition as to who they are rooting for. It’s clear that every channel on the television has been broadcasting the London Olympics and everyone has been tuning in to see which country will win a gold for the 2012 Olympics. Because this event only comes around once every four years, friends and families have gathering for the night to watch the games together, make time to catch up, and enjoy a nice meal in each others’ company. Just like Superbowl Night or the World Cup Series, having good food at the host’s house plays an important role in enjoying the games on T.V. Garden of Eden is here to give you some great ideas on some of the best foods to present to die-hard sports fans.
Jennifer Behm, Master Chef Season 2’s winner, blogs about some of her favorite foods to eat while watching the Olympics that can be easily prepared. The first on her list are sandwiches: they’re easy to make with simple ingredients and are devilishly delicious and satisfying. You can put just about anything you want in these sandwiches, but in order to bring them up to the next level to serve to guests, try incorporating more gourmet ingredients like shrimp and gouda on croissants. Another great idea on fancying up your everyday sandwich is to make finger sandwiches, just like the British enjoy, channeling your own English tea party.
As for side dishes, you can serve just about anything, from fresh salads to homemade chips. One of the best ideas for a side dish is Pennsylvania Dutch potato salad: a creamy yet refreshing dish for everyone to enjoy. Mexican corn on the cob review our last post for recipe is also a popular side to serve, with its cheesy, smoky flavors mixed with the natural sweetness of the corn. Side menu options are endless and it’s always the best to choose dishes that you know will please everyone’s tastes.
Last on Jennifer’s list are sweets; there’s nothing more satisfying than having the perfect dessert at the end of a meal. Make a chocolate based dessert like chocolate crème du pot, or use citrus and make lemon thyme bars, as Jennifer advises. And to compliment these desserts, try mixing up your own original blend of cocktails to really wow your guests.
All of these ideas are fantastic, but you can also be creative and put your own twist to these gold medal worthy meal. Continue rooting for all the players in the Olympics who have dedicated their lives to participate in this world-wide event and enjoy watching the rest of the games!