Published July 27, 2012
Whether you are throwing a full-out Olympic watching party or plan to invite a few friends over to watch the gymnastics floor routines, you shouldn’t miss the chance to serve Olympics-inspired snacks. Here are some suggestions that will help you and your guests get into the spirit of the games.
Nothing is as American as a grilled cheese, but there's no reason to just stick to the boring fromage. Westside Market NYC’s Maria Zoitas unites cheeses (think Kefalograviera from Greece and Red Gouda from Holland) and breads from around the world to create these three gold-worthy grilled cheese sandwiches.
Treat your guests to a red, white and blue trifle made with fresh blueberries, strawberries and white chocolate pudding. The Pampered Chef’s recipe for this patriotic dessert surely tastes as good as it looks. Angel food cake, strawberry yogurt and whipped topping are also incorporated into the layers.
You can also try out Kraft’s Raise Your Flag cheesecake, which combines cream cheese, strawberry Jello and pound cake for a spirited and tasty dessert.
Eat like you are at the games
You may not be watching the games in person, but you can mimic the London Olympics menu and transport your taste buds to Olympic Park. Chicken wings, toasted tea cakes, and pizza with spicy pepperoni, spicy beef, basil and oregano are among the dishes being offered across the pond. Want to make your Olympics party even more authentic? Stock up on Heineken (the official lager supplier of the games) and some English-style ales and ciders.