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February 10, 2023

Kingsland Walk Senior Living Cheer on the Teams While Enjoying Favorite Super Bowl Snacks

Category: Senior Living

Author: Cayla Rauss, Culinary Director

It all started on January 15, 1967, when the Kansas City Chiefs from the American Football League played the Green Bay Packers from the National Football League. Until this point, the two leagues were separated and considered rivals. They competed for fans and players and didn’t care for each other much. In 1966, the decision was made to merge by 1970, and in 1967 the first Super Bowl was played. It wasn’t until after the game that Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt, came up with the term “Super Bowl.”

With the invention of the wooden-sided station wagon in 1930 came along a rear folding tailgate. Fans drove the station wagon to college football games, using the tailgate as a picnic table of sorts, and tailgating was born. Once portable grills and coolers were invented in the 1950s, tailgating took on a whole new vibe. Cold beer and ribs replaced sandwiches and red wine. Then, in the 1970s, the car culture took hold and stadiums were relocated out of inner cities to the suburbs where there was ample parking, and the tailgating experience that we know today was cemented into our culture.

In honor of Super Bowl LVII, the culinary team here at Kingsland Walk Senior Living will be celebrating the big day with chocolate dipped pretzels, nachos, and baked potato skins. As Culinary Director I’ve prepared a lot of different items, but my favorite Super Bowl snack is baked potato skins.

My favorite recipe is to toss the washed potatoes in olive oil, salt, and pepper before baking them. Once baked, I scoop out the insides and brush them with melted garlic butter and bake for ten minutes on each side. I add the cheese, crispy bacon, and a little pinch of salt and pepper to the hollowed-out potato skins and then I bake them again for about two minutes. Once pulled out, I add some sour cream and some freshly chopped green onions.

Potato skins have been around since the 1970s. It is not known who was the first to release it to the public, but Richard Melman from R.J. Grunts and a cook from TGI Fridays are said to be some of the first people to make them for the public.

If you’re in the area, stop by to celebrate the big game with us! And if you can’t make it, check out our social media pages to see the great snacks we made and the awesome time we had watching the game!

Kingsland Walk Senior Living in University City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Maybellene’s Restaurant, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and comfortable community living spaces. Located in the heart of University City just one block North of Delmar Boulevard with convenient access to the vibrant dining and shopping on The Loop and within minutes of St. Louis’s greatest attractions, including Forest Park, the Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, and more!

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