It’s less than two weeks till the big game. And if you’re like me, that means it’s time for some serious planning. Who will you invite over to cheer on your team? More importantly, what snack ideas will you serve to satisfy all those huge appetites caused by endless cheering? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself. After all, I know I need to have my freezer stocked with options for fans of all ages. And the answer has recently become clear. Because when it comes to game day, nothing satisfies like the amazing flavors of José Olé snacks!
For any of you who follow me regularly, it should come as no surprise that I’m giving my game day celebration an authentic Mexican twist with snack ideas that provide hot, spicy, filling, tasty, protein-packed satisfaction. After all, any time is a good time to nosh on tasty creations like taquitos, nacho bites and mini tacos. But presenting the perfect spread to heat up the game becomes even more important when it’s the most important football game of the entire year! It calls for taking snacks that are perfect all year long and elevating them to a new level; ensuring an experience that will be as eagerly anticipated as the actual main event itself!
To do that, it only makes sense to start with José Olé snacks! Knowing this, I recently made sure my freezer was stocked to capacity using a fabulous $2 off coupon (valid until 3/24/2016 or to first 15,000 printers only).
Then I made it my mission to give these perfect game day snack ideas my own twist so that I could ensure I’ll be feeding the crowd in away that everyone adores. To start I cooked my José Olé snacks according to the directions on the package.
By ensuring that I was offering a variety of tasty snack options for everyone who is invited, I knew that I could rest easy knowing that no one would leave my celebration hungry. And while the perfectly crispy Chicken & Cheese Taquitos, Chicken & Cheese Nacho Bites and Beef & Cheese Mini Tacos guaranteed that I had something on hand to satisfy everyone’s game day appetite, you know I have to give even the most perfect snacks my own homemade twist!
After determining that there is no need to mess with perfection thanks to the taste and quality José Olé snacks deliver, I decided the only thing I could do to improve on our game day fare was create amazing dips to pair with our authentic Mexican snack ideas. To start I whipped up some fresh guacamole (because, really, what Mexican snack is complete without guac?).
What You Will Need:
2 Ripe Avocados
1 Large Tomato
1/2 Sweet Onion
1 Large Lime
1 Tablespoon Cilantro Paste (or Fresh Cilantro)
Dash of Red Pepper
How to Make It:
After peeling my avocados and removing the core from each one, I placed them in a bowl and mashed them up until they were chunky with a fork. Then I added my diced tomato and onion, squeezed my lime over the top and mixed in my cilantro and red pepper. And just like that I had the perfect topping for my tacos and an amazing dip for my taquitos and nacho bites.
Satisfied with my delicious guac, I moved on to a creamier (and spicier) dip for my guest who like a little heat. I took a 12 ounce package of sour cream and mixed in taco seasoning until I had achieved a spicy yet cool dip that is perfect for adding flavor that perfectly compliments that José Olé snacks!
After adding a some fresh slasa to a final bowl (because who doesn’t love salsa with José Olé snacks?), I began assembling my game day platter in a fun and whimsical way.
I started by adding my José Olé Taquitos to clear plastic glasses, standing them on end so that they were easy to grab and enjoy.
Next, I lined up my José Olé Mini Tacos, setting them upright so that salsa, guac and my extra special dip could be added to each one.
Finally, I placed my nacho bites on my tray so that they could be enjoyed with any of my amazing dipping sauces.
And just like that I had a game day platter that brought my team running!
This fun platter bursting with snack ideas that boast authentic Mexican flavors scored a touchdown in my home and I know it will do the same at my big game party next weekend. In fact, the only difficult decision involved in serving these José Olé snacks to the fans in my home is helping them decide which tasty snack to try first!
As you prep for your big game party next weekend, don’t forget to include the José Olé snacks! They are the perfect way to feed your crowd and satisfy everyone’s appetite for the perfect game day snack!
So what are you waiting for? Just Say Olé! and and head out to stock up your freezer with game day snack ideas that everyone will beg for!
Tell me, how will you serve your José Olé snacks on game day?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of José Olé. The opinions and text are all mine.