Recipe: Super Bowl party needs cheese, chips

The Baltimore Ravens, led by franchise linebacker Ray Lewis, and the San Francisco 49ers, sparked by second year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, will meet this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. We already know what Lewis and Kaepernick will be doing Sunday night, but what will students be up to on game day? 

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Of about 40 students surveyed on their plans for the big game, 44 percent said they would be eating and drinking with friends while watching the big game and 15 percent said they would tune it to see the results occasionally.

Fewer than half said they wouldn’t be watching — 28 percent because their preferred team didn’t make it, seven percent due to lack of interest and six percent due to work or previous engagements.

Quite a few students surveyed, including senior management information systems and business major Gage McCoy, said that Super Bowl Sunday is all about their stomachs.

“I don’t even like football,” McCoy said. “I am just happy when football season comes around so I can eat all the food at the Super Bowl parties.”

Whether your intent is just to chow down, or you are rocking purple and black, gold and red or you’re still wearing a Browns jersey, (better luck next year?) the simple Super Bowl party recipe here is sure to please on the most super of Sundays.

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1 can cheddar cheese soup

1/2 cup milk

1 jar (16 ounces) salsa (any choice of mild, medium, or hot)

1 bag tortilla chips

1 can (16 ounces) refried beans

2 jalapeno peppers thinly sliced or chopped

1 cup shredded cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400° F. In a 13 in. by 9 in. ceramic or glass baking dish, stir undiluted soup with milk; spread evenly. Top with half of salsa and half of chips. Carefully spread beans over chips. Top with remaining chips and salsa. Sprinkle with jalapenos and cheese.

2. Bake 20 minutes or until hot.

3. Enjoy.

Kandee Wallace

Senior art major Kandee Wallace serves as opinion editor for The Highland Cavalier for the 2013-2014 academic year. She's previously served as a staff writer and cartoonist.

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