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Super Bowl LIII is coming up. Are you having guests over? Do you know what you’re serving? With my crazy schedule, I need to make sure that I can put together a spread that is delicious but more importantly, fast and easy to make and serve. This year, I made a list that included a lot of ready-made foods because like many Moms, I just don’t have the time to prepare a bunch of things. While I choose to take advantage of convenience, I always commit to at least one handmade recipe to give my guests a hearty, feel-good option. This year, I’m making my Easiest Vegetarian Chili. I’ll share my recipe in just a bit.
First, let’s talk about the shopping list. My list always consists of a variety of foods because let’s face it, everyone is different. Some eat meat, some don’t. Some love veggies, others prefer chips. And some are just there for the beer… yep, we have that friend too.
So first things first, you’ll want to choose some ready-made options that you can pick up from your local supermarket.
10 Convenient Ready Made Food Options
- Fried Chicken
- Veggie Platter
- Fruit Platter
- Shrimp Cocktail Platter
- Deli Meat Platter
- Chips + Salsa
- Frozen Appetizers (potato skins, pigs in a blanket, mozzarella sticks, etc.)
- Febreze Air
- Plates, cups, napkins and utensils
- Decorations (optional, but fun)
While our lists may look different, there is one item on that list that you should never forget to pick up. The last thing I want is to welcome guests into my home and have it smelling badly. So, at the top of all my shopping lists is something you may not have thought of. It’s Febreze! Why? Because there’s nothing that can sideline a good time like the smells from your beloved Super Bowl foods and their after-effects.
The MVP of Your Party
Let’s be real. With all the chili, beer, shrimp and bean dip, that you are serving, you CAN’T forget the odor-eliminating MVP of any party. You need Febreze. It will save you, and your home, from all those offensive odors, pregame, post game and all the time in between.
Did you know that there may be 500 trillion odor molecules in your home that you are not even able to smell? Your home isn’t clean until it’s clean of odors. Febreze with OdorClear Technology cleans away odors in two simple ways: seeks out tough odors and cleans them away by deactivating and replacing them with a light, fresh scent. It’s the true MVP.
Check out this hilarious video, starring Terrell Owens, that shows the odor madness that can ensue at your party WITHOUT Febreze:
The Easiest Vegetarian Chili
Over the years, I’ve tried so many different versions of vegetarian chili and have found that this is the only one that my kids love just as much as Super Dad and I do. On occasion, I’ll add in additional veggies, like zucchini, carrots, and green beans, to give it a more hearty, veggie taste. But honestly, if you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, this is the one! I’d love to hear what you would leave out or add to make it your own.
The Easiest Vegetarian Chili
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion chopped
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 3 15 oz cans beans red or black or combination of both, drained
- 2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 1 15 oz can corn drained
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- chili powder to taste
- 3 tbsp oregano
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Sour cream
- Shredded cheddar and jack cheese
- Hot sauce
- Scallions or Cilantro
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Sauté onions until soft, stirring occasionally.
- Add garlic and stir for about 1 minute.
- Mix in beans, tomatoes, corn, maple syrup, water and all of the spices. Adjust the amount of spices, based on your taste.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce to low, simmering for around 20 minutes. The longer you leave it on the stove, the more flavorful it becomes.
- Serve with toppings of your choosing.
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