Who’s ready for some football……recipes and money saving tips (yes, I did combine my two favorite type of posts) 😊
Here’s some quick budget friendly recipe that works for any crowd.
Instead of going out to your fav little restaurant or bar and spending $1 on ONE chicken wing, go to the grocery store and pick up a bag of chicken drummettes (little drumsticks) and make yourself.
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Easy Chicken Wings:
1 bag of chicken (thawed and dried well with paper towels)
2/3 cups of flour
2 Tbsp Paprika
2 tsp each of garlic salt & black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
6 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Combine all dry ingredients in a plastic bag & shake to mix
Add chicken wings
Line large baking sheet with foil and melt butter on it.
Add wings to pan and turn to coat
Bake for 30 min, Turn wings over, bake additional 15 minutes or until crispy and done.
**This recipe can be used to fry the wings as well, omit the butter**
Serve or toss with your favorite wing sauce!!!
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Spinach Artichoke dip:
1 10oz frozen chopped spinach (thawed, drained, and squeezed dry)
1 14oz can of Artichoke hearts (drained, and chopped)
1 pack of cream cheese (softened)
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Mix mayo and cream cheese together until smooth, add remaining ingredients.
Cover and bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20 min. uncover and bake additional 5 min.
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Instead of ordering a party sub for your football party, set out a deli meat and cheese tray. Let your guests make their own sandwiches.
Depending on the number of guests, but for a party of 10-15
2 lbs sliced turkey
1 ½ lbs sliced ham
1 lb each of swiss and American cheese
1 large onion sliced
2 tomatoes sliced
1 bag of shredded lettuce
3-4 loafs of bread (white, wheat, rye,etc)
Then set out the typical condiments (Mayo,mustard,pickles,miracle whip)
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Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 package softened cream cheese
1 cup cooked chicken breast (canned works or shredded rotisserie chicken)
½ c Buffalo wing sauce
½ cup ranch
2 cups shredded Colby- Monterey jack cheese
Mix cream cheese, ranch, and buffalo sauce well together
Fold in chicken
Pour mixture in baking dish (pie plate)
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min.
Add Cheese and bake additional 10-15 min.
Serve with Bread sticks, celery sticks, fritos or tortilla chips
Now here’s the ultimate savings tip, saves you plenty of time in the kitchen….Invite yourself to a friends house who is also watching the game…stop at the store and pick up a 6 pack so you’re not going there empty handed. 😊
I hope everyone enjoys their night, remember to drink responsible, and DON’T Drink and Drive!!!