Go Sports! Tailgate At Home (Homegate) For Super Bowl 50


Sports, go sports!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or just don’t follow sports – it’s Super Bowl weekend! And last week I was invited out to celebrate and learn how to host my very own #HOMEgating party at Rock Lobster.

Don’t know what #HOMEgating is? Neither did Ibut how do you say no to an invite that reads,

“Food and drink will of course be provided in Rock Lobster tailgating fashion!”

The answer is – you don’t. 


So, I put on my most festive Super Bowl gear (just kidding, I was in a skirt and boots LOL), and headed out to Rock Lobster.

While there, I got to chat with some of the NFL Canada team, (shout out to Daryl for hooking me up with an awesome Super Bowl 50 cap – #selfie to come!) and they told us they wanted to change the way viewers watched the game.


While tailgating at games is apparently a blast – often people are watching the games at home, with friends and family. So many people create and build on these traditions, watching the games every Sunday (or Monday, or whatever other night it comes on…Thursday too, I think) – so NFL and NFL Canada decided to partner with Chef Matt Dean Pettit to create some delicious recipes that can easily be made right at home.

And just like that, #HOMEgating was born!

Superbowl 50 Cheeseboard

The night was filled with delicious food, fun games (I threw a football for the first time in my life, and didn’t make too much of an embarrassment of myself! *self high five*) and great company.

Just like any #HOMEgating party should be, right?

Chef Matt Dean Pettit put together an awesome menu of Super Bowl recipes including a West Coast Crab Dip made with Dungeness crabs and served in a breadbowl made to look like a football (how clever!) and even a Football Ham with which you can literally…toss the pig skin!

I’m so PUNNY.

While those recipes were delicious in their own right – the two standouts from the night were the Canuck Chili and the Golden Drumsticks.

Y’all know how much I love me some chicken wings, and while these drumsticks aren’t wings, per se…they were just as good!

Superbowl 50 Golden Drumsticks

photo credit: goatrotichronicles


Chicken wings are fun but for Super Bowl 50 let’s bring the MEAT! You’ll need thick delicious chicken drumsticks for the perfect #HOMEgating party! I love my chicken wings so it makes sense on the big day to make 50 of them!

50 chicken drumsticks
1/2 cup light soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper 2 cups unsalted butter, melted

2 cups hot sauce (choose your favourite) Preheat oven to 425°F.

Rinse chicken drumsticks under water, and pat dry using paper towels.

In a large roasting pan, lay the drumsticks flat and evenly pour across the soy sauce, and sprinkle the brown sugar and black pepper. Using your hands, toss the drumsticks to fully cover them in the marinade mixture. Cover the pan with tin foil. Place pan in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow flavours to combine.

On two large baking sheets, divide the chicken drumsticks, laying them side by side. Place one sheet on the top rack and second sheet on the bottom rack in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile in a small bowl, combine the melted butter and hot sauce. Set aside until needed.

Remove the drumsticks from the oven, and turn each of them over. Baste them with the butter and hot sauce mixture. Reserve the remaining butter and hot sauce mixture. Place the drumsticks back in the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.

Remove the drumsticks from the oven, and toss them in the butter and hot sauce mixture. Eat and watch the Big Game!

Looking for more recipe ideas for your very own #homegating party (or just any day really)? Check out Matt’s 5 Easy Recipes For Your Super Bowl 50 Party HERE

Superbowl 50

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