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Michael Giacopassi

Posted on January 25 2022

After a simply amazing display of talent over this weekends NFL playoff games, its time to start thinking about the Super Bowl. Yes of course we have division play offs this coming weekend. And then a bye week for some odd reason to drum up even more interest, bylines and gambling props and then the Super Bowl on Sunday February 13th.

Man, if the Super Bowl is 1/10th as good as the Bills v Chiefs game from Sunday night it will be considered a success. 

You have three weeks to prepare for your Super Bowl Party – and you should take the first step and order a Super Bowl Board! A Super Bowl Board can be anything. A cutting board you already have, a plank of wood from the garage, a big snow shovel or a brand new, RusticWares original, New England grown piece of beautiful hardwood in Cherry, Black Walnut, Maple or Oak.

Putting together a Super Board is just like putting together any charcuterie board – just put together what you and your guests enjoy the most and pile it on. If your current board isn’t big enough for a giant feast – check out our Grazing Board section. Big enough to feed any hungry football fans team.

If you don’t have a giant board and don’t want to buy one – you can use multiple boards each with it’s own theme – or mix everything together. Zero rules when putting together a board for your party.

First lets cover some game day items for your charcuterie board.

  • Meats
    • Salami
    • Pepperoni
    • Prosciutto
    • Nduja
    • Rolled up turkey or ham slices
    • Sausages
  • Cheese
    • Mozzarella sticks
    • Cheddar cubes
    • Rolled up American cheese
    • Soft spreadable cheese like Boursain Camembert
    • Babybel red wax coated cheeses
  • Veggies
    • Carrot sticks or baby carrots
    • Red, yellow and green pepper slices
    • Broccoli
    • Cucumbers
  • Fruits
    • Strawberries
    • Melon
    • Grapes
  • Pickled
    • Pickles
    • Red onions
    • Olives
    • Mushrooms
  • Crackers/Chips
    • Rice crackers
    • Saltines
    • Triscuits
    • Chips with ridges
    • Pretzels
    • Tortilla chips
  • Nuts
    • Honey roasted Peanuts
    • Cashews
    • Candied pecans
  • Dips
    • French onion soup dip
    • Blue cheese buffalo chicken dip
    • Spinach dip in a bread bowl
    • Guacamole
    • Blue cheese
    • Ranch
    • Salsa

This list should get the ideas flowing for your big game board. Of course, you can customize for who will be at your party. More kids – then more fun stuff like chicken nuggets, French fries and Pigs in a Blanket.

As for game day food, I like making wings, brisket, sausages, a giant muffuletta sandwich, burgers, dogs etc. I look at Super Board Sunday much like Thanksgiving – go ahead and go crazy, have fun with it, eat too much, drink too much – why not. It is THE original American Holiday.

One last note – a HUGE reason for me loving Super Board Sunday is because there is no expectation of gift giving at all. Sure for a lot of people the game is about the commercials – consumerism at it’s best, but you are passively watching them. 

Much like Thanksgiving, outside of food, wine, beer – there isn’t much else to buy. Maybe some decorations, but it is not a holiday centered around gift giving and spending tons of money. Your charcuterie board can be from things you already have in your fridge and cabinets. Use up that salsa, finish off those olives and cut up that last apple.

Even though commercials ads and shopping are shoved down our faces for Thanksgiving and Super Bowl – there is no expectation to buy anything for that day! Of course, if you are going over a friends you should check and bring a dish or bottle of wine, but no gifts are required or expected. NOW THAT’S America baby! 

Remove and rip the crass commercialization away from your everyday life and simply enjoy what you have, friends, family, pets or just a good book.

Eat, drink and be happy on Sunday February 13th. Celebrate Super Board Sunday in style! 


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