Heeeeyyyy football fans! It’s that time of year…the time when you get out your gear, invite friends and family over and (hopefully) cheer your favorite team right towards the Big Game! During January and into the beginning of February, every weekend at my home is filled with cheering fans and fabulous finger foods. My home has naturally become the game day gathering place since I have an endless array of delicious bites that I can whip up quickly and easily! Plus, since I know all the secrets (shhh) to planning a game day celebration without breaking the bank by shopping at Publix, I have no problem with hosting every game day gathering in the most delicious way! I start by pulling out my decorations, turning on the TV and whipping up game day favorites like my simple Sweet and Spicy Meatballs and Game Day Spinach Dip! Before you invite your friends and family over this weekend or pack up to head to see your favorite team play, you MUST check out these perfect game day recipes and find out how you can stock up on all your game day favorites by heading to your local Publix!
For any of you football loving mamas (and dads too!), you know like I do that game day is a big deal. While my guys love to head outside and throw around the old pigskin in the time leading up to the game, I find it delightful to head into the kitchen and whip up some snacks that make me worthy of the title of Most Valuable Mama! This year, as I’ve been planning my game day gatherings, I’ve shopped at Publix to get amazing game day savings on a variety of products that are perfect for creating a winning spread! You see, starting January 20th (right in time for the biggest game of the year), you can head to Publix for a total of $24 in savings on some amazing game day worthy ingredients! I recently stocked up and was able to turn a few simple purchases into the perfect game day foods! Here’s how I did it! First, I checked my list to see what items I could save on by shopping at Publix! Then I headed to the store, filled my cart with deliciousness, and headed home to whip up Sweet and Spicy Meatballs and Game Day Spinach Dip!
Using my fabulously priced products from Publix that I purchased as part of the Game Day Savings promotion, I was able to whip up these finger foods that had all my guests cheering!
Sweet and Spicy Meatballs
What You Will Need
1 Bag of Cooked Perfect Meatballs 20–32 oz.
1/2 Cup of Apricot Jelly
1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Tabanero All Natural & Gluten Free HOT SAUCE
Green Onions (for Garnish)
How to Make It
This easy game day treat of Sweet and Spicy Meatballs is always impressive and by using Cooked Perfect Meatballs that are already made and ready to be cooked to perfection, it only takes a few minutes to whip this dish up! To start, I preheated my oven and warmed up my Cooked Perfect Meatballs according to the directions on the package.
Once they were cooked to perfection, I removed them from the oven and added my apricot jelly, soy sauce and Tabanero HOT SAUCE to a bowl and stirred it all together well. As soon as the ingredients were combined, I added my cooked meatballs a few at a time and rolled them in my deliciously simple glaze.
With my Sweet and Spicy Meatballs covered with the glaze, I used my football picks to spear them and transfer them to a serving platter.
Finally, I sprinkled my green onions over the top and in just minutes, I had a game day finger food that was really a winner!
With my Sweet and Spicy Meatballs whipped up, I moved on to my next dish. While everyone loves food on a stick for game day, everyone also loves something delicious to dip and I knew that I could create just that with my Game Day Spinach Dip served with Keebler® Townhouse® Crackers!
Game Day Spinach Dip
What You Will Need
1 Box of Keebler® Townhouse® Crackers
2 Packages of Frozen Chopped Spinach
1 Cup of Mayonnaise
16 Ounces of Light Cream Cheese
5 Ounces of Diced Water Chestnuts
1 Packet of Vegetable Dip Seasoning
How to Make It
This is another game day dish that can be whipped up quickly and gets everyone cheering (plus it’s easy to pack up and take on the go if you’re heading out to a homegating party or even better, going to the stadium). To start my Game Day Spinach Dip, I added my mayonnaise, sour cream, water chestnuts and cooked and drained spinach to a bowl and poured my seasoning on top of it.
After simply mixing it all together, I filled a football themed bowl with the dip and spread my crackers around it.
Onto the table went my Game Day Spinach Dip along with my Sweet and Spicy Meatballs for a spread that was truly game day worthy and hadn’t taken long to create or been expensive to make!
You see, in addition to the fact that my game day recipes like my Sweet and Spicy Meatballs and Game Day Spinach Dip are simple to make and require minimal ingredients, the fact that they were inspired by the Game Day Savings Promotion at Publix means that I’m able to save on the ingredients while whipping up the best game day snacks around!
Now it’s your turn! No matter who you’re cheering for, make sure you have everyone at your game day homegating or tailgaiting celebration cheering for the delicious items you’re serving! Start by checking out the list of products on sale at Publix starting January 20th during the Game Day Savings promotion so that you can figure out which of the awesomely priced ingredients from Publix make your winning list!
Then get creative and whip up your own game day viewing party spread that’s sure to thrill and delight fans of all ages at your celebration! If you’re like me, you just might discover that when you start with the game day products on sale at Publix, your delicious game day recipes always turn out cheer worthy!
Tell me, what signature dishes will you create using the Game Day products on sale at Publix?