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Super Bowl LI Traditions and Treats From Petschauer Insurance

Chips & football

The Super Bowl is one of America’s favorite past times. Even if you aren’t the biggest football fan, the big game serves as a great opportunity for family and friends to come together. In addition to the game highlights, there are commercials and good food to enjoy, with fun activities to partake in. With Tom Brady and the Patriots set to face off against Matt Ryan and the Falcons this Sunday, our team at Petschauer Insurance would like to share some of our favorite traditions, recipes, and venues with you.


Game Day Traditions: 

We have Bourbon Tasting during half time.   Everyone brings a bottle of bourbon (we look for something special or new) to the host’s house.   During half time, we all try the different bourbon and then judge and vote for the best bourbon of the year. The host gets to keep all the bottles everyone brought.   It’s very collaborative and fun!   — Rosmarie Wyszinski, Office Manager

We play “quarters.” Each participant puts 25 cents in a bowl at the start of the big game.  The party host is the first person to hold the bowl.  Each time a play is made and no points are scored, everyone adds 25 cents to the bowl and the bowl is passed along to the next person.  When one teams scores, the person holding the bowl is the winner of the contents.  We then start the process over again, with one exception; the person to the left of the winner starts off with the bowl. – LuAnn Schook, Commercial Lines Manager


Recipes:

Office Assistant Tina Rustyak’s Spinach Dip:

INGREDIENTS and STEPS

  • 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream*
  • 1 cup Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 package Vegetable recipe mix(dry soup mix)

Serve: cold on large hollowed out bread. Enjoy!

Commercial Lines Account Executive Renee Ohms’ Chili Cheese Dip:

INGREDIENTS and STEPS

  • 2 bars cream cheese
  • 2 cans chili with beans
  • 1 extra  large  jar of medium or hot salsa (whichever you prefer)
  • 1-2 bags ( 3-6 cups ) shredded “ taco” cheese (usually Monterey Jack/Cheddar)
  • Spread cream cheese on bottom of glass or corningware baking dish
  • Spread chili on top of cream cheese
  • Strain the salsa in a colander until the excess liquid is gone and add the salsa on top of the chili layer
  • Spread the shredded cheese on top of salsa
  • Bake on 350 degrees until the cheese is melted

Serve: With taco chips. Optional: Add cut black olives &/or sour cream on top to serve.

Personal Lines Account Executive Lori Halloran’s Cherry Bombs:

INGREDIENTS and STEPS

  • Drain Maraschino cherries (keep stems)
  • Soak in vodka (or your favorite alcohol) for 24 hours
  • Drain & dry cherries
  • Dip cherries in melted chocolate
  • Then dip into colored sprinkles (optional)
  • Save cherry flavored alcohol for use later in your favorite cocktail!!

Recommended Super Bowl Venues:

Gottscheer Hall,  657 Fairview Ave. Ridgewood, New York

No cover! Great prices on game day snack favorites.

Click here for the regular menu.

Plattduetsche Park1132 Hempstead Tpke. Franklin Square, New York

Hosting an open bar, all you can eat wings, and a halftime buffet. All included for $50 dollars ($60 at the door).

Click here for more Super Bowl specials.

Paulaner NYC, 265 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

No cover! Great prices on food platters and freshly brewed German beer right in the restaurant. With two projection screens and two more flat screens, you have a great view of the game from any seat in the house!

Click here for more Super Bowl specials. 


Study Up Before The Game!

Those who aren’t huge football fans may still enjoy watching the big game. If that includes you, take a look at the video clip below for a crash course on the matchup between the Patriots and Falcons.

Super Bowl XLIX Party Tips from The Petschauer Insurance Team

Super Bowl Party TipsAmerica’s biggest sporting event is undeniably the NFL Super Bowl! Every year families and friends gather around the tube on the first Sunday night of February, to watch the game, catch the infamous commercials, eat up on platters of finger foods, and put money on boxes.  The Super Bowl is this Sunday and the staff at Petschauer Insurance wants to share with you some their traditions and advice.


 

Game Day Advice: 

“We all know people like to drink for the games, so make sure everyone has a designated driver or takes a cab to get home. Drunk driving endangers everyone involved from the driver, passenger, and the host of the party!” – Karen Skoler, Commercial Lines Manager

football boxes (3)If you plan on setting up boxes for the game, make sure that all rules are set in place before kickoff! This will prevent any confusion or mistakes when it comes to paying out the winners. – Sherri Consentino, Personal Lines Account Executive

“If you’re hosting the party, don’t put all of the pressure on yourself when it comes to deciding what food and beverages to serve. When inviting guests ask them to bring some of their favorite food and drinks.  This way you not only have a variety but, you as the host, can join in on the laughter and fun as well! Suggesting that everyone bring something unique can add to the festivities!” – Daniel Bonilla, Social Media Coordinator


 

Recipes:

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Cut boneless chicken breast into bite size pieces

Wrap each piece of chicken with piece of bacon

Placed wrapped chicken on a baking tray

Bake in a 400 degree oven 15-20 minutes (or until bacon is crispy)

Transfer to serving platter, insert toothpicks, and serve with dipping sauce of your choice – honey mustard, BBQ, ranch etc.

Taco Dip tacodip

Ingredients:

Can of refried beans

Tub of sour cream

Shredded lettuce

Sliced black olives

Diced tomatoes

Shredded cheese

Layer ingredients in a cake pan or similar dish, starting with the refried beans. You could also add guacamole, ground meat or chopped onions!  Don’t forget the chips !


 

Recommended Super Bowl Venues:

If you and your friends don’t want to throw a party, you can just attend one of these!

Gottscheer Hall,  657 Fairview Ave. Ridgewood, New York

Free appetizers at each quarter, free hot buffet at half time, and no entry cover!

Plattduetsche Park1132 Hempstead Tpke. Franklin Square, New York

Hosting an open bar, all-you-can-eat grand buffet, and all-you-can-eat apps! All included for $45 dollars ($55 at the door).

Paulaner NYC265 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

No cover! Click here for Super Bowl specials menu.


 

Study Up Before The Big Game!

You may not be a football fan, but will still watch the Super Bowl. Study up a bit on the teams that are playing if you’re not acquainted beforehand and you might actually want to watch the game and not just the commercials.