Super Bowl Sunday is a day that we look forward to months in advance. This year was even more special for two reasons. First, it was our 10th Annual Wing Off and Secondly, Justin Timberlake was performing at the halftime show. For those who know me well, know that Justin Timberlake ranks pretty high on my favorite artist list. Being a fan of Mr. Timberlake, I’ve been anxiously awaiting his performance since he announced that he was going to be at the big game. Being that Wing Off is all about the delicious wing recipes and the Super Bowl, I reigned in my excitement and didn’t make the entire party about Justin Timberlake like I wanted to. Ha
Super Bowl Sunday arrived and it became very clear that I wasn’t the only one who was more excited about JT's performance than the actual game. I can’t tell you how many messages that I received stating, “Did you hear there is a football game in the middle of the Justin Timberlake concert. Weird”. With every message I received, my excitement grew and grew.
As everyone started to arrive with their tasty wings and unique presentations, it was obvious that I didn’t need to worry about making the party about the halftime show performer, because everyone else was doing it too! Yay! That was the buzz of the entire party and the basis of several of the wing displays. I LOVED it! As always, everyone did an amazing job. The wing recipes were absolutely delicious and the presentations were just as awesome. You could tell that everyone worked so hard in preparing for the party
I can’t emphasis it enough how much I love this tradition! Since this year was our tenth year together, Justan and I surprised everyone with his or her own participation trophy. Just a way of saying “Thank You” for making this tradition so much fun!
As Super Bowl 52 was coming to an end so was our party. The wings had been eaten, the votes had been tallied, and the results were in. Everyone’s hard work had not been in vain. Congratulations to all of the winners!
First Place: Jarred Layne – Sweet Cajun
Second Place: Nikki Henley – Sweet and Spicy Coco – Cola
Third Place: Sabrina Garton – Raspberry Balsamic
Best Presentation: Jared Henley
Here are just a few of my favorite images from a very memorable evening. I’m already counting down the days until next year! Enjoy and Happy Tuesday!