Now that the big game is over, I wanted to share my family’s game day fun. We’d planned to attend a party with our church family, but a snowstorm canceled our plans. That’s ok! We got to enjoy the evening at home with the game on the tv and our own “Big Game” playing out on the coffee table. We were able to shift our TGI Friday’s Appetizers and Ragin’ Cajun Bacon Dip for a crowd into a great game time meal just for us.
I’d stopped by Walmart earlier in the week to pick up snacks and dip fixin’s for the party. While I was there, they were having a demo and giving samples of TGI Friday’s potato skins. They were really good, and I went to track them down on the shelf. It was easy to spot them in the Snacks & Appetizers aisle of the freezer section. Just look for those famous red and white stripes.
The dip I made was really simple, and we loved the extra cayenne pepper kick!
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt (substitute sour cream if you prefer)
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- ½ cup Bacon Pieces (cook your own or buy a jar - but not "Baco Bits", ok?)
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Mix it up and serve with veggies, chips, or anything dippable. We enjoyed ours with TGI Friday's Potato Skins.
- "Some like it hot" - If your family prefers things hot, add extra cayenne to taste. If not, try it with just ¼ tsp for a milder version.
The appetizers were easy and baked up in a hurry for my hungry guys.
I love this picture of Mr. Fix It. He looks like he has his game face on. Go get that wing, Honey!
Once their tummies were satisfied, and the game on the tv started to lose their interest, they wanted to try out the paper football game that I’d made to occupy the littler kids at the church party. I was surprised that they really got into it. Look at that concentration.
If you’re interested in making a game like this for your own party, I just used a green piece of cloth that I’d bought in December to make a Christmas tablecloth. I made the stripes with white tape, put football stickers on the paper footballs, and made a scoreboard out of a notebook I already had. By using a page protector, you can write the score in and change it with dry erase marker. I’d also planned to let the kids who weren’t currently playing be refs and use the yellow notes as flags.
And it’s good!
The boys had fun. How did you celebrate the big game?