One of my the many reasons I love Fall is for all the game day football food that comes with it. Sure the cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, and PSL’s are great and yes my family is obsessed with watching football, but honestly I’m usually all about the food! I shared on Friday that this past weekend we had a few of my husbands coaching friends over for an afternoon of Game Day Party Snacks and watching their favorite college teams (plus the Indians because #CLE). I really wanted to use this gathering as a chance to make a few of my husbands favorite recipes and a few I have been drooling over on Pinterest and needed a reason to make. So today I’m linking up with Jenn from http://www.peasandcrayons.com for What I Ate Wednesday featuring the spread of delicious food I had on Saturday for Game Day.
Since it’s WIAW I’ll share that on Saturday morning before all the festivities I did go for a 3 mile run and had a post workout smoothie with strawberries, spinach, Shakeology, and half a banana. Probably the healthiest thing I ate all day, opps. Then I didn’t eat again until late afternoon when I had some of the snacks laid out. Of course every party needs charcuterie, cheese, meat, and crackers (<- favorite clean crackers) and I also wanted to try Pretzel Crisps new flavor, Everything Pretzel Thins, yum they were delicious. My favorite cheese I always have at gatherings is Kerrygold’s Dubliner, found by the deli but reasonably priced. And I thought since we were drinking beer, mixed nuts such as cashew, almonds, pistachios would also make yummy snacks. Along with that we had other chips and Skinnypop Popcorn of course.
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Other appetizer food I made were my Buffalo Chicken Meatballs which are always a hit, with some veggies and ranch, my Pizza logs, then I also tried my best at these Soft Pretzel Bites with spicy mustard and cheese sauce for dipping. They weren’t as pretty as Sally’s, but they were definitely delicious! I had no idea homemade soft pretzels were so easy to make. These are officially on the must have game day food list.
For more of a main dish I served this Chicken Chili with tortilla chips(<- my favorite) and had BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches (recipe coming soon) with this homemade slaw.
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Then dessert, my favorite, I made Chocolate Chip Cookies, they’re kind of staple for any gathering I host or attend and these Chewy Fudgy Brownies, which are literally like eating fudge, amazing!
Since eating appetizers is one of my favorite ways to dine, you better believe I tried a little bit of everything and was super happy by how amazing it all turned out. The saddest part of making all the food is seeing how quickly it went, but was definitely thoroughly enjoyed by all. And on Sunday after eating a few leftovers and a brownie…. or two I was so ready for a week of clean eating.
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What are your favorite Game Day Recipes?
College or Professional Football?
Tell me something delicious on your plate this week?