So I don’t want to jinx things, but it looks like the Seahawks might make an appearance in the biggest game in football, so as part of a sponsored post with Collective Bias, I’m coming up with a super amazeballs football party menu for you AND your spouse. Dude. I’m stoked. The Seattle Seahawks are the closest thing Juneau, Alaska has had to professional sports since Carlos Boozer graduated high school. And I love food. Don’t you?
The past few years, watching the Seahawks has been something akin to watching the Juneau Douglas High School football team play in the NFL. But holy wow, where did these ‘Hawks come from?
The prospect of having the Seahawks in the big game got me really excited and I thought it might be time to start planning super football party snacks. It’s never too early to talk party snacks, especially when one of your favorite teams might make the big ol’ playoff game. The menu needs to be easy for this busy mom, meaty & spicy for The Workaholic, and somewhat nutritious for me. Have you ever noticed men and women have completely different ideas of what a good snack food is? Women tend to be a little more frou frou and health conscious, while men want that whole “Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor” meaty, spicy experience as they’re screaming at the top of their lungs, cheering their favorite team on.
Wait, that was me.
Anyways, here’s a fun menu – His & Hers Style – complete with drink ideas for your next football party.
You can make the Crostini for this recipe ahead of time so that you’re not slaving away in the kitchen when the big game starts. I don’t know about you, but I want to see every minute of a big football came, from kick-off to the final second. That means that I need recipes that are easy to put together, and have elements that I can do ahead of time. This is one of those recipes. Plus? This is a crowd pleaser. Everyone likes this recipe, even your super manly man.I have a confession. I’ve never made real chicken wings before. I’ve baked wings and I’ve made them in my crock pot. I’ve never fried a chicken wing. Until now. I called the master of all things fried, (my Pop), and asked him how to do it. He told me that buying the correct oil was really important. He only uses Wesson Vegetable Oil to fry his foods. He said you can’t taste it, and it does a great job heating up on the stove. He also gave me some pointers on getting a good fry on some wangs. Thanks, Pop!
So now that your man has some hair on his chest, hook him up with some beer candied bacon. This recipe will absolutely, positively blow his mind, and you might get that fancy new purse or pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing for the past year. For me, it’s a new tattoo. I’m afraid I’ll never get that. Oh well.
At least there’s beer candied bacon.
I absolutely love chicken wangs, but I don’t love sucking meat off of the bones, licking my fingers, and inevitably dropping hot sauce all over myself. It always happens. I should invest in some bibs. Anyways, for this recipe, simply follow the one for Chicken Wings above but use boneless tenders and only cook for 8 minutes instead of 10. Boneless wings fit for a queen.
These Creamy fruit tarts are so easy to whip together that you’ll want to make them every day. They’re gorgeous, fancy, and perfect for impressing everyone on your guest list. They’re feminine and light and made with the most delicious ingredients. The trick to getting that perfect, beautiful cream on top is to use Reddi Wip. It’s made with real cream and not overpowering to the fruit and puff pastry at all.
OK, so this cocktail isn’t really a cocktail. It’s more of a Lime-a-Rita poured into a margarita glass with three raspberries and a salted rim. That way you can feel a little classy while you’re watching the game with your gassy male counterparts.
I have a few more things up my sleeve for the big game, and a tutorial on the super easy napkin bunting above. Keep your eyes peeled for those recipes and tutorials!