THE INVITATIONS Get your guests ready for some football fun with a themed invitation from Evite.com (the Super Bowl is on February 4).
THE DECOR For a winning spread, top the buffet table with an Astroturf runner and scatter potted pepper plants and football maracas ($24/12; target.com). Finish the look with pigskin-inspired leather napkin rings and football-stemmed pilsner glasses (16-oz. pilsners, Libbey, $25/4; libbey.com).
ONE In large pitcher, mix together 1½ cups tequila, ½ cup Cointreau or triple sec, ¼ cup fresh lime juice, 6-oz. can limeade concentrate and ½ cup ginger syrup. (To make the ginger syrup, boil 1 cup each of water, sugar and peeled, sliced fresh ginger for 2 minutes; let cool, then puree and strain.)
TWO Chill, add 1 cup club soda, then pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with limes.
THE INGREDIENTS 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilis, drained ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup pickled jalapeños plus 1 tbsp. liquid 2 cloves garlic ½ lb. cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
THE PREPARATION Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In food processor, puree first five ingredients. Spoon into small casserole dish; top with cheese. Cook 20 min. or until cheese melts. Serve hot with tortilla chips.
THE INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 each red, yellow, green peppers, chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped 2 tbsp. chili powder 2 tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. black pepper 4 cups chicken broth 3 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes 6 cups diced, cooked turkey (or chicken) 3 cans (15.5 oz. each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed Grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro and scallions for garnish
THE PREPARATION Heat oil in heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, peppers and jalapeño. Cook 5-7 min., or until soft. Add spices, salt and pepper; stir. Add broth and diced tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat; stir in turkey and beans. Simmer 30 min. Garnish as desired.