This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. Are you getting excited for the Big Game like we are? Even though half of us aren’t even football fans, there’s something about the end of football season that brings everyone together. We look forward to enjoying all the commercials almost as much as the actual game, and most of all, we look forward to another reason to have a party.
But, in our usual fashion, we haven’t even begun to plan for game day. A day or two before we will get a few random texts asking what we’re doing, and typically we end up having people over or going to my dad’s to celebrate.
No matter where we celebrate, planning the menu is a joint effort, and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect foods that are quick and easy to prepare but also are crowd pleasers. When Babbleboxx sent a few hand selected items for us to sample that would be great game day items, we jumped at the chance to check them out and give our thoughts.
Here's a sample Game Day menu that you can check out for planning your Big Game party - including some awesome coupons to save you money while shopping!
Choosing a main dish is always tricky because it’s difficult to find something with enough variety to please everyone. If you are planning a small crowd that will be eating at different times or you have a variety of tastes to accommodate, a good option would be BIG AZ burgers - now with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. They come in a variety of flavors; classics such as the BIG AZ Cheeseburger, to the spicy AZ Kickin’ Jalapeno Cheeseburger, and the kid-approved BIG AZ Country Fried Chicken Sandwich, and now the BIG AZ Biscuit Stacker, there is a sandwich and flavor for everyone. You can grab different BIG AZ flavors for each of your guests specifically or you can cut the sandwiches and serve small bites throughout the party. They are big enough to share and quick enough to heat up if unexpected guests show up. Not only do they have great prices, bow you can save $1 off with this awesome coupon. Snacks
Almost as important as a main dish are the Big Game snacks you serve with it, and for that I love Garden of Eatin' Tortilla Chips. My mom has bought Garden of Eatin’ chips since I can remember and I’m happy to pass that tradition on to my kiddos. These non-GMO corn tortilla chips are handcrafted with USDA organic, garden-inspired ingredients and have no artificial flavors or preservatives. We got to taste test the Nacho and Ranch tortilla chips and loved their fresh, bold taste. I love knowing that I am serving my family and friends a better-for-you and delicious snack with simpler ingredients, both on game day and well beyond. To serve with your Garden of Eatin’ chips, I love the Better Bean Co Dips which are made in small batches. These non-GMO dips are made with regional ingredients in a dedicated kitchen free of top allergens. Best of all, Better Beans are soaked and prepared for easy digestion, which makes them the perfect party beans. You can dip them straight out of the tub or mix them with salsa, sour cream, or avocado for a quick, easy dip. You can also spoon into quesadillas, burritos and more.Want a great deal on your game day snacks? Follow the link for a downloadable Buy One Get One Free Coupon, and see the store finder and game-day recipes. Refreshments
We’re not big drinkers, but when the Big Game rolls around, we always make sure to have an ice chest full of beer. One of my husband’s favorites is the Full Sail Brewery Session Premium Lager. This all-malt lager is crisp, smooth, and refreshing, and it’s no surprise that Session Premium Lager is the winner of multiple gold medals at the top national and international competitions. I personally love the retro bottles and the fact that it’s a crowd favorite everywhere we go. If you are planning a Big Game party, or contributing to a Big Game menu, check out some of these great brands and choose some that would be a hit. Or, you could pick up them all and just be done with menu planning now, with almost no meal prep later. Sounds pretty good, huh?