Ok, I admit it…I am one of those women who actually likes football! Love watching the games, going to games, tailgating and oh yea…getting together with friends to watch the big game.January is a bittersweet month for my family. It starts with all the college bowl games and then the NFL playoffs, football all the time! But January begins the football withdrawal sadness...
All the men in my family love this time of year, but go into a little bit of mourning after that Superbowl game! As I am writing tonight, I am trying to think of traditions we have surrounding football season. I think the tradition is that if there is a game, it’s on the TV! Oh, and we can’t tailgate without chicken wings and Jill’s bean dip!
I wanted to share some cool ideas for you all to try during these last days of football. I searched all over Pinterest(I mean really how did we live before Pinterest??) Wow, there are so many great ideas out there! Here are a few of my favs, hope you enjoy!
Super Bowl Commercial Bingo
Take some of the most popular things that you know will be shown in the Super Bowl commercials and make your own BINGO cards! Examples: test drive, dog, horse, beer, cute animal talking….. This is a great way to help those friends that love to come to football parties, but don’t necessarily love to watch the actual game!
Football Gameday Mason Jars
The perfect containers for your forks/spoons/etc. I found these on the best website. I love mason jars, and they have the cutest ideas! Check them out: http://masonjarcraftslove.com/football-party-mason-jars/
Crock Pot Chex Mix
Oh, we love a good Chex Mix in this family!
Directions: Add cereal, pretzels, cheerios and peanuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.
In a separate bowl, whisk together butter and seasoned salt until the salt is dissolved. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce until combined.
Drizzle the sauce evenly over the top of the cereal mixture. Toss for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is evenly combined.
Cover and slow cook on low for 3 hours, stirring at the 1 hour, 2 hour and 2.5 hour marks so that the mixture does not burn. Then spread the mixture out onto a few baking sheets or parchment paper in an even layer until it cools to room temperature. Serve, or store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
I am a nacho fanatic, love them and can’t stop eating them! How about setting up a Nacho bar so that your guests can create their own nachos? Use your crock pots to keep the nacho cheese and the seasoned ground beef/chicken warm. Set out a bowl of chips and sides: jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, black beans, green onions, tomatoes, guacamole. Sit back and let the party begin!
I hope you all try some of these ideas out and enjoy these last days of football! Time for me to go back and watch the end of the Green Bay/Cowboys game!