Football is our most favorite season! When my husband first held our firstborn son in his arms, I am pretty sure in that conversation of hope for the future he mentioned watching football with him! #fanfoodleague
Fast forward to four boys and two girls later… My husband will never lack an array of excited company to watch the big game with and cheer on their favorite teams!
We love Homegating in our house! I can’t think of anything more wonderful than serving up a spread of snacks and entertaining as many friends and family members that we can fit on our couches. Some of my favorite foods come out for football games. The food doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. What they really want is MEAT, and lots and lots of snacks!
My first tip for hosting a Homegating party is to stock up! I never know just how many we will have at our house or how long the game will go or just how ravenous the football fans will be that day! So, to keep myself from having a little panic attack I am always stocking up on easy party foods while shopping at Kroger, like Tyson® Any’tizers® (which you can find in the frozen section), Wright® Brand Bacon, and Ball Park® Hot Dogs (both in the refrigerator section).
The classics are always winners such as Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Jalapeño Bites or Chili Dogs or Tyson Any’tizers with an amazing Whipped Blue Cheese Dip will find its way to our football feast many times. But for the big game, I always try to go big and do a creative twist.
This year I combined our love of pigs in a blanket and Tyson Any’tizers and made Tyson Any’tizers Chicken in a Blanket. Our favorite flavors of Tyson Any’tizers is Buffalo and Honey BBQ.
This game day snack hack is so easy with store bought crescent dough! No need to take any extra steps. Just pop open a tube of dough, assemble and bake.
These were really simple and the kids got right in the kitchen with me and helped make them! They love to cook and help in the kitchen. I believe that when they help make the food they are even more willing to try out new flavors and combinations.
This recipe is so simple I would classify it as a hack more than a recipe.
The basic ingredients are as follows:
- Tyson Any’tizers
- Crumbled or shredded cheese
- Sauce that compliments Any’tizer flavor
- Refrigerator Crescent dough
I used this basic recipe hack to make two different Chicken in a Blanket flavors.
First option was the combination of Tyson Any’tizers Honey BBQ, shredded colby jack cheese and BBQ sauce.
Second option was Tyson Any’tizers Buffalo flavor with crumbled blue cheese, and hot wing sauce.
Directions for assembly and baking:
- Pop open the tube of dough. Press dough seams together to form a rectangle and cut into squares.
- Place partially thawed chicken in center of square and top with cheese and a 1/2 tsp of sauce.
- Gather up sides of dough and pinch tops close. (Sprinkle with more cheese or Garlic salt.)
- Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375˚ F or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve with additional dipping sauces such as ranch, blue cheese dressing or BBQ sauce.
These were such a hit in our house! The entire platter was gone before halftime! Good thing I took my own advice and was stocked up on all the essentials, I made a second batch quick as a wink and my house of football fans were happy and fueled for the entire game!
Homegating is my favorite. And I love how easy it is to have a delicious spread of food with Tyson foods and I get to watch the game too!
Happy GAME DAY!