Football season is in full swing, and it’s time to huddle up with friends for a game day party. That means you’ll need some hard-hitting snacks to munch on between downs. Here are our top four snacks to make this football season – they’re sure to transform your friends into fanatics!
Top snacks for game day parties
Spicy Queso Dip
This is a staple for any good football-watching party. Skip the processed cheese logs and use two cups each of Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses. Toss them in a slow cooker with two cups of milk, eight ounces of cream cheese and a jar of your favorite salsa (or to taste). To really spice things up, add in a diced jalapeno (or habanero, if you dare). Just remember to remove the seeds first. Then, simply cook on low for two hours. If you want to go all the way with it, grab a package of small corn tortillas at the store and fry them up in two cups of oil for two minutes each. Cut them into triangles immediately and serve fresh with your queso. Now there’s a touchdown for your taste buds.
Keep that dip train rolling by serving up some guacamole to compliment the queso. Its simple ingredients make for a quick, easy recipe that will leave everyone drooling. Mashup four to six medium avocados in a serving bowl. Add in diced red onion, jalapeno and tomatoes to taste. Chop up two tablespoons of cilantro and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, top off with a squeeze of lime juice, and serve with fresh tortilla chips or corn chips.
The first two snacks have a glaring lack of meat, so balance things out with a recipe that is nearly all meat. Mix two pounds of lean ground beef (or turkey) with a cup of panko breadcrumbs, two beaten eggs, a healthy pinch of salt and a half teaspoon of cayenne. Combine and form into meatballs. Place onto a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. Remove from the oven, bring two cups of buffalo sauce to a boil and simmer the meatballs for another 10 minutes. Serve with bleu cheese or ranch sauce and let the compliments flow.
These underrated cookies are more than just a fun football pun. They’re easy to make, delicious and undeniably munchable. In a bowl, mix together a cup of brown sugar with a cup of vegetable oil, ¼ cup molasses, and an egg. Then, separately combine two cups of flour, two teaspoons of baking soda, a pinch of salt, one teaspoon of fresh ground ginger, and two teaspoons of cinnamon. Stir the flour mixture into the molasses mixture to make your dough. Spoon two tablespoon-sized portions of dough for each cookie onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. This is an especially great treat if you plan on having ginger or pumpkin beer at the game.
Craftmark Homes has been serving the Washington, D.C., area for more than 27 years. Our homes feature spacious kitchens perfect for making these delicious game day treats. With many floor plans offering large center islands along with sizable, open room layouts, you can provide your friends with the best seats to the game. If you’re in the area and are thinking about buying a home, contact us to go over your options.