Breezy Days: Get Ready for The Big Game!

Get Ready for The Big Game!

January 19, 2016
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My home is centered around football during game season. There is always a game on our TV and someone cheering in my living room, which means that I'm always ready for guests to pop by! I keep the basics on hand to be a good hostess, some RITZ® crackers and Coca-Cola drinks! Although I'm going to need way more than just my basics on hand for the Big Game. I'm getting everything together for the Big Game that is happening in a few weeks, and have got the best recipes lined up to show off to friends and family! 


One of my go-to quick recipes for a RITZ® cracker topping is this cream cheese mixture. I heat up some cream cheese, throw in a jelly-type sauce that I have on hand. I used a Mango-Chipotle jelly I had in my fridge and threw that it in with the warmed up cream cheese. And just like that, the perfect sweet creamy topping to my salty RITZ® cracker!


This Commercial Bingo Game is such a blast to play especially with all the fun commercials that show up during the big game, great for all ages! Whoever wins gets to take home all the leftovers to munch on for days ;)



To get ready for the party I snagged some treats from Walmart and found these adorable turf-inspired drink cozies for my Coca-Cola Zero bottles! During game-time season Coca-Cola is doing a 2 for $5 deal for all 16.9oz 6-packs. They are so easy to grab while picking up all the snacks for the big game, and all my guests are huge fans of Coca-Cola products. Touchdown for me! 



One of my other favorite RITZ® cracker toppings is my family's homemade Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe, it is sooooo delicious! It's a total crowd-pleaser ;) Below is the recipe, I love that it is an easy and affordable recipe where I can double the batch and feed my team with ease.  

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Ingredients
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1 (14 oz) artichoke hearts
1/2 cup spinach
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup romano cheese (or more parmesan cheese)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 tsp garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
1. Cream together softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, parmesan, romano cheese, garlic, basic, and garlic salt. Mix well. 
2. Add the artichoke hearts and spinach (careful to drain well) and mix until blended.
3. Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray, pour in dip, and top with cheese.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is browned. 
5. Serve with toasted bread. Enjoy!


There were dipping sauce options: ranch, sour cream, and the Mango-Chipotle for all the appetizers that were on the field. I love giving my team options! 


What RITZ® cracker recipe topping will you serve to your crowd? And how many 6-packs of Coca-Cola do you need to satisfy the craving??


1 comment :

Nicole Elliott said...

What a fun party!!! Cream cheese toppings are my go-to for RITZ as well!! I also loooove the Commercial Bingo game, what a great way to make a fun part of the game even more fun! :D ~ client