To me, Super Bowl food is automatically chili and appetizers. I was surprised to see friends saying they were making things like lasagna soup for the festivities! Don't get me wrong, I would definitely like to try lasagna soup! However, for the Super Bowl, I love chili. I am not much of a fancy chili person and I tend to like my semi-homemade chili best of all. It reminds me of my grandmom's chili, which we always ate with saltine crackers. I still like them on my chili, but am willing to go with tortilla chips or other toppings. My wife is happiest if there is also shredded cheese and sour cream available.
For my chili, I brown some ground beef. Sometimes, I use a bit of chili powder here, a dash of cayenne there, some cumin tossed in for good measure. Other times, I just throw in the McCormick chili seasoning envelope. When the beef is browned, I add a can of chili-ready diced tomatoes, a jar of Newman's Own medium salsa, and a can of dark red kidney beans. Sometimes, chopped onions & garlic. Then, I heat it through. Easy, tasty, and I am wishing I had a bowl of it right now.
I also contributed some guacamole. I like my guac very, very plain---just roughly mashed avocados (I use a molcajete), lime juice, and a little garlic salt.
Jeannene made 2 kinds of chicken wings, a Velveeta/Ro*Tel/group beef dip, a Buffalo chicken dip, and I don't know what all else. It was quite the spread!