Saturday, February 2, 2013

Family Friendly Snacking Strategy For The Super Bowl Plus Giveaway


     The Super Bowl is always a great time to get together with others and enjoy the game with yummy snacks.  When John and I first started dating we would watch the Super Bowl at a bar and watch the game with lots of other people.  I think the last time we saw the Super Bowl out was when the Cardinals were in it and Jayden was only 8 months old.  For the last 4 years we have made the Super Bowl much more of a family event.   

     This year former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson and his wife Torsha have teamed up with Kellogg's Snacks to create a snacking strategy for Super Bowl party hosts that is also kid friendly.  LT's snacking tips are:  

  • Advance the ball: As guests arrive, start with dry mixes to prime their beverage selection. Move on to refrigerated dips when all "players" are on the field - this way the dip doesn't sit out too long and everyone gets their fair share.
  • Go no-huddle: Set up the beverages along the sidelines of the room to avoid a buildup around the drink cooler.
  • Prevent pile-ups: Divvy up each appetizer on the line of scrimmage with several separate bowls and place them in different areas around the house.
  • Keep a clear field: Place messier dips over hardwood floors and easy-to-clean areas to avoid dripping on the carpets and couches – a major penalty.
  • Call audibles: As quarterback of the party, don’t be afraid to switch up your strategy on game day to keep the partygoers happy.
      Along with the tips LT and Torsha have some great family friendly recipes that will for sure be the hit of the party.  I wanted to share one of the recipes with you here:

 


Preparation Time: 15 Mins.
Total Time to Serve: 20 Mins.
Servings: 18

INGREDIENTS

1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion or sliced green onion
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash of pepper
36 Keebler® Town House® Original crackers
36 slices pepperoni
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. In small bowl stir together tomato paste, onion, water, oregano, basil, garlic powder and pepper. Spread on one side of each cracker, completely covering cracker. Arrange, tomato side up, on baking sheet.

2. Top with pepperoni slices. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4- to 5-inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

      Doesn't that sound and look good!?!  There are many other great recipes also, Cheez-It Bayou Blitz Mix, Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Chocolate Dipped Pringles, Rice Krispies Treats Footballs, And Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stripes Layered Bars.  Also, I thought I'd share a fun video of LaDainian Tomlinson and his wife Torsha.  



     What is your family friendly game day snack plan?  I have a fun prize pack to giveaway to one lucky reader.

Prize Pack includes:

o   Cheez-It
o   Crispix
o   Cheez-It T-Shirt
o   Cheez-It ceramic snack bowl
o   Kellogg’s brand cutting board
o   Autographed football signed by LaDainian



Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win a the above prize pack.

Enter in the Rafflecopter form below! This giveaway will be open until 2/17 at 12:01AM (EST)



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 I was provided the same prize pack in exchange for this post. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

47 comments:

  1. Rice Krispies Treats Footballs™ - these are cute & sure to be a hit with my grandsons.

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  2. The recipe for Chik'n Quesadillas sounds good.

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  3. I'm actually a Patriots fan so they obviously won't be there! I would like the Ravens to win.

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  4. The Jamaican Chicken Finger with Honey Mustard Sauce look yummy.

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  5. The warm brie cracker appetizer looks delicious.

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  6. I don't care who wins. I do watch for the commercials and halftime. It's fun.

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  7. The chocolate pretzel rice krispie treats look awesome to try.

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  8. who is playing? The ravens? as long as someone wins I am happy lol.

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  9. I don't care who wins because the cowboys are my team.

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  10. I would like to try The Cool and Simple Citrus Pie

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  11. The Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars look delicious! :-)

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  12. I'd be fine with either team winning :-)

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  13. http://www.snackpicks.com/en_US/recipes/details/mediterranean-medley.html

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  14. Orange Glazed Grilled Chicken Bites!

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  15. the ranch style steak salad looks good

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  16. Black Bean Stacked Tortilla dish looks great

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  17. I'd like to try the Berry Cookie Tarts.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  18. Baltimore! I can't believe they almost lost it too!
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  19. I like the Santa Fe Meatball Skewers.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

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  20. The Blackbean Stacked Tortilla recipe.

    brninaz at yahoo dot com

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  21. I'D LIKE TO TRY THE CRISPY STUFFED SUMMER SQUASH

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  22. I want to try the Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

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  23. Chocolate pecan pie bars!!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I'd like to make the Cheese-Tomato Egg Pie.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  25. I'd love to make their Herbed Baked Tomatoes!

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  26. I'm hoping my Patriots go back to the Superbowl again next year! I don't care who they play...I want them to win!

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  27. I'd like to try chocolate pecan pie bars
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

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  28. The Peanut Butter and Chocolate Swirl Pie looks easy and yummy! Joye Rast

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  29. I would like the Ham & Egg Quiche Recipe
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  30. I'd like to try the Parmesan Chicken Tenders.

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  31. I'd like to see the 49ers in the Superbowl again!

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  32. I want to try the corn and broccoli casserole

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  33. I want to see the Seahawks in the big game next year

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  34. I want to try the Chocolate Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

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  35. I would like to see the Patriots in the Super Bowl next year.

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  36. I would try the crustless quiche
    ellen beck on rafflecopter

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  37. I'd love to make the crispy stuffed summer squash.
    Michelle tucker

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  38. I'd like to make the Warm Brie Crackers!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  39. Cheez It Spicy Chicken Tenders
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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