My little tot is obsessed with parties ever since the Holidays came to an end. The moment New Years was over he wanted to know what was next, which happened to be THE Football Sunday of the season. Naturally, we started planning. His excitement is contagious! He has absolutely no idea what football is, at least he never seemed to pay attention when it was on T.V., but that wasn’t going to stop him from helping to plan the party!
Thankfully we got a Sam’s Club Membership for Christmas from my parents. My Mom has been throwing parties for as long as I remember and Sam’s Club has been her go-to place for everything. I finally got to see why when we had our New Years get together and my goodness! I absolutely love it there! We had so much fun shopping, you can read all about it on our Google +.
One of the things I’m most thankful for in prepping for the Football Party this year is the Tyson Chicken Wings. Last year we spent a TON of money on raw wings, having no idea how to make hot wings. It was amusing because we got the wrong size and they were twice as big as they were supposed to be! My husband did an amazing job despite the hiccups, but being able to just walk into Sam’s Club and grab a few bags of Tyson Wings is so much nicer than destroying the kitchen.
The point of parties is really to have #MealsTogether as a family. You don’t have to have a ton of friends and family over, it isn’t about how many people you have but the quality of your time. That’s also why I like finger foods. There is something amusing, fun and entertaining about having a meal with the family where you get to be messy and use your hands! My tot hates getting his hands dirty so it makes for one hilarious meal!
I came up with some ideas that blended the fun foods with the fresh foods and the hot & spicy with the sweet. I chose two different wings this year, Tyson’s Buffalo Hot Wings for those who like it hot and the Tyson’s Honey BBQ Wings for the kids. My family loves Blue Cheese, so I decided to make a Blue Cheese Dip for the Buffalo Hot Wings instead of the typical Ranch. Instead of just celery for a palate cleanser, I decided to change it up by making a Sour Cream Fruit Dip with a fruit plate! These would be the main table settings.
The rest of the party foods could be the usual, Chips & Salsa and such, but this would be the main focus. The Tyson’s Chicken wings are easy to bake and take no more than 18-20 minutes in the oven and both of the dips are very fast and take roughly 5-10 minutes to whip up, so they’re the perfect finger foods for a hostess because you can replenish them quickly!
Here are the recipes for the dips!
|Blue Cheese Dip|
1 Cup of Blue Cheese (crumbled)
1 1/4 Cup of Sour Cream
1/4 Cup of Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup of Parmesan
Salt & Pepper
Whisk everything together in a bowl until well blended. Add Salt & Pepper to taste. Sprinkle a little extra Blue Cheese crumbles on the top for decoration.
|Sour Cream Fruit Dip|
2 Cups Sour Cream
1/3 Cup of White Sugar
1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 tsp of Vanilla
Blend everything in a bowl until mixture is nice and creamy. Viola! Add fruit to the top for decoration!
This was just my little tester meal to make sure I got everything right for our Football Party, but Sam’s Club has lots of ideas for Super Starters! And if you are like my Step-Dad and you just have to grill your meat for the party despite the fact that it is freezing outside, you can grill up the Tyson’s Wings! There are directions on the back for that. However, I will be staying inside with the oven.
The kids loved the wings and it took me battling my son with spoons to keep him from eating the Sour Cream Fruit Dip without fruit! That’s what #MealsTogether is about though, having fun with your family, sharing time with each other and watching the greatest game of the year.
… or the commercials.
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