Super Bowl Sunday is like an unofficial holiday. With so many parties, it is the second-biggest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving.
I never watch football and I’m always amazed that I even know who’s playing. Just for proof I do know that this year is the Green Bay Packers from Wisconsin and the Steelers from Pittsburgh. Go Steelers!
Oddly enough, I do remember recent Super Bowls when Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction and when some local Tucson Comcast viewers had a “comcastic” few moments of X-rated-ness. Hopefully, this year, it will all be good clean fun.
If you’re having a party or asked to bring some food to a party, check out these local Tucson grocery store deals:
What’s a Super Bowl party without guacamole?
At Fry’s, organic or conventional avocados are $1 each and Roma tomatoes are $1/pound (with VIP card). Beware of some fresh cilantro as there is a recall going on for four brands purchased before January 28 — Nature’s Reward, Ocean Mist, Tanimura & Antle, and Queen Victoria. These brands have been removed from shelves but if you have old cilantro in your refrigerator, when in doubt, throw it out.
Fry’s also has party trays starting at $9.99 and foot sandwiches at $6 per foot. Here you can even buy a Magnavox 32-inch LCD TV for $299 (with VIP card). Is that a good deal? I need a new TV. My current TV is 16 years old. Seniors 55 or older: You get a 10 percent discount on your grocery bill on Feb. 2 (1st Wednesday of the month).
At Albertsons everyone is a VIP (no card required). They also have party trays starting at $9.99 with 24 hour service to order your tray by calling 1-877-932-7948. Sub sandwiches also start at $5.99. If someone is up to grilling or broiling, pork baby back ribs can be had for $7.99/pound (buy one & get one free) or buy one shrimp ring for $9.99 and get one free with in store coupon. I’m making myself hungry. There seems to be lots of deals here.
Sunflower Markets blows the whistle on avocados for 49/cents each as well as ripe beefsteak tomatoes for 49/cents a pound. If you’re rooting for Wisconsin, think cheese, Colby cheese for only $2.99 pound. Stop by the Broadway/Pantano location on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Savor “Chili for a Cause” to benefit the American Heart Association.
If you just want to simply things, consider Grocery Outlet’s 94-oz frozen Stouffer’s meat lasagna for $6.99. (almost 6 pounds of meat lasagna for $7). That’s as good as it gets as well as 4 pounds of frozen chicken wings for $5.99.
At Safeway, you need a Club Card to get the deals of $5 signature pizzas and 26-oz (serves 3 or 4) smokehouse ribs. Here, avocados are 2 for $1. Or try the meal day with a signature pizza, 25 chicken wings, and 2 liter bottle of Coke for $9.99.
Here are a few safety tips: Refrigerate foods made with mayo, nobody wants to be sick the next day. Keep cold foods cold and refrigerate leftovers promptly. Use a food thermometer to cook ribs, wings, burgers, roasts and poultry. Wash your hands frequently. Have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages like iced tea and flavored waters for people who don’t drink or need to stop drinking and still stay hydrated.
Happy Super Bowl-ing