Football season is in full swing and the ‘Big Game’ is just around the corner. You can celebrate at home with friends and family and we have all the tips you need.
My dear friends Dawn and Elizabeth of Party BluPrints have teamed up with Knorr® Homestyle Stock and put together a fabulous Game Day Plan for you.
1. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
The Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe is available on Knorr.com. Serve with homemade coleslaw.
This is no ordinary margarita. Beer is a staple for homegating parties for the men in our house, but let’s make it a little more fun. I’ve previously made this Sauza-rita during a Tequila party and it was a big hit. And the best part, beer is one of the ingredients.
3. Football Juice Boxes
Make juice boxes for the kids more fun. Take some brown paper and wrap it around the juice box, sealing it with some glue, then add some ‘football’ details using white paint and a brush.
4. French Dip Burgers
You will find the recipe for these burgers on Knorr.com. These make a great alternative to the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Serve with individual tubs of french fries. I found some fabulous greaseproof and non-toxic newspaper liners at World Market that fold into a cone shape and can be placed inside individual cups, making it easy for guests to top with their favorite condiments such as ketchup, salt, or malt vinegar.
5. Broccoli and Cheese Puff Pastry Appetizers
Dawn and Elizabeth put together a fabulous Broccoli and Cheese SuperBowl on their game day plan. I followed their recipe for the filling, but I felt I had enough ‘bread’ dishes already with two burgers being offered for the main, so instead of using a bread bowl for this dip, I baked Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry shells according to the instructions on the packet, then filled with the broccoli and cheese filling. I topped each with chives to turn them into a fun ‘football’ themed treat.
6. Football Cake Pops.
I’ve become quite addicted to making cake pops. Here are the basics for making cake pops: begin by baking a chocolate cake, then once cooled, cut off the crispy exterior and crumble the cake into fine crumbs. Mix with chocolate frosting until it becomes easy to mold. Chill for a while in the refrigerator, then shape. Melt chocolate candies (the kind you buy at craft stores). Put a little on a lollipop stick and insert into the cake ball, put aside until it is set. Once set dip the entire cake ball into the melted chocolate candy and set aside until it is dry. Once firm, decorate using an icing writer, sparkle gel, or ready to use icing tubes.
#NewKnorrStock Party Details
- When: Tuesday, January 24 from 2-3pm EST
- Where: Join us on Twitter using hashtags #NewKnorrStock and #homegating
- Topic: Homegating Party Tips and Recipes
- Hosts: @partybluprints, @DawnSandomeno and myself @TonyaStaab. Please also follow our showcase bloggers @alittlebiteof, @Momhatescooking, @createdbydiane, @OurOrdinaryLife, and @StacieinAtlanta
- Prizes: 4 x $50 Walmart Gift Cards and 1 x $100 Walmart Gift Card
- RSVP: Use Mr. Linky below. Please link your Twitter URL and follow the other Twitter handles on the RSVP list.
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