Happy NFL Kickoff weekend! Are you ready for some football? I’m SO ready for some football! It’s one of my most favorite times of the year. I love Fall (who doesn’t?!?), and football just feels like such a big part of the season. **Spoiler alert – stop back on Monday for some fun family football printables**
I have to tell you though, we opted to give up cable when we decided that I would stay home this year. We’ve done just fine with Hulu and Netflix, up until now. My husband and I are both feeling quite perplexed at how we will make it through football season without cable. Luckily, both our parents live close, so we will be enjoying lots of football games at their houses (which we always did anyways).
To me, football season is family time. And family football get-togethers usually equals food! So, my Fun Tip this Friday is all about serving food as the host or hostess of the game day party. It’s a few tips in one actually, and a recipe. Wow, it’s your lucky day!
Tips for Serving Food at a Game Day Party:
1) Put out appetizers right before your guests arrive.
Easy ideas to get the party started:
- Chips and Salsa
- Veggies and Dip
- Easy Chili Dip
Easy (and a Bit Healthy) Chili Dip Recipe (Hover on the image above to Pin It for later!!)
- Take one can of premade chili (Hormel makes a great turkey chili with less fat) and pour into a small dish (square 9×9 or pie plate).
- Spread one package (8 oz) softened low fat cream cheese on top.
- Top with shredded reduced fat cheddar jack cheese.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes (or until cheese on top is golden brown)
- Serve with chips!
2) Eat the main course at half time!!
No one who is into the game wants to stop in the middle of the second quarter when the score is tied, and their Fantasy Football quarterback is about to make a huge play! This is game day, people, so let’s be real. There is no forcing someone to stop and eat who wants to see the outcome of a big play. So, what’s the answer? Eat at half time. This is the perfect break to share a quick meal.
3) Make something easy!
There’s something wonderful about game day for the host/hostess. You don’t need an intricate 5-course meal. You need something that will appeal to the guests, and on game day, that’s easy! Use your favorite crockpot recipe for beef au jus sandwiches, or maybe make delicious chicken wings. Even hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill can suffice. Trust me!
SO, how did your party go? Share these tips on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter. And comment below people! How was your football weekend?!?