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Wings are fantastic finger food, but the presence of bones means they need more attention than many other scarf-worthy snacks, and guacamole requires a little coordination to get it on your chip. It is easier to keep your eyes on pig skin when pruning on pre-braised meatballs, or even pigs in a blanket (although immersing in different sauces makes things a little more complicated).
Just have at least a few grab and buck options for those who are actually there to watch the game first and eat second, just in case they really can't pull their eyes off the screen. Try the recipe for the Chowhound slow cooker party mix, or always make popular popcorn and dress it with homemade herbs.
2. Have enough beer and beer openers
It is important to have enough beer. And to have a way to open it, in case you are not only dealing with twist-offs and pop-tops. Consider hitting multiple openers, such as these rubber-coated stainless steel openers (six for $ 11 on Amazon) to save around your viewing area. (Try these ways to secure your bottle opener so that it stays in place.) But if you lose sight of it, take out a handy party trick and impress yourself by learning how to open the beer bottle with a pen. If you want to become a little more enthusiastic, but not as chic as day wine, consider collecting some beer cocktails for the big game.
3. Get the toughest players out during the rest
This means brats, hamburgers, and other such meaty main courses. Although your guests have eaten much of the game, they are still hungry after a few beers. And during the half, they will have time to spend chewing well. Believe us, eating more is good for everyone.
4. Don't forget to include some healthy options
Just because the game day is stereotype like a barbecue, testosterone-powered, tailgating-type shindig does not mean that every recipe must be so fat-filled that it sure to block your blood vessels. Serve prepared vegetables with a tasteful homemade dip, such as this remoulade or blue cheese dressing, and lighten your queso. Take a few vegetable junk food options with you and view these other healthy snacks for game day. Your waist will thank you, just like your guests. (Don't forget the Keto people or vegans either.)
5. Call on your Crock-Pot – or your Instant Pot
If you don't want to be distracted in the kitchen, make one (or more) recipes for slow cooker game day that can hang on the counter so that guests can serve themselves. They are also useful for super-shell soup, in case you like things that are easy, tasty and punny.
Or take the opposite tack and choose a pressure cookerlike this vegetarian chili.
6. Do not be afraid of shortcuts
Just because your hosting does not mean that you do not have to sit down and enjoy, so consider taking a number of shortcuts to a game day. There are many simple recipes for the half-moon roll, perfect for the occasion, and also delicious ways to hack the cookie mix. Try to transform pizza dough purchased in the store if you prefer. Or just order some gourmet frozen pizza and call it a day.
7. Don't forget the dessert
Stick to snacks such as brownies, bars and cookies, but don't make your guests crave something sweet (other than the taste of victory, of course). Think of: sticky peanut cookies, marble cheesecake bars, s & # 39; mores bars, chocolate chip cookies and s & # 39; mores hearty brownies – but if cakes and cupcakes are more your cup of tea, our sister site Chowhound has them too.