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Six Fun Ways To Save Big For Your Big Game Party #SwitchAndSave

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.
Six Fun Ways To Save Big For Your Big Game Party #SwitchAndSave

It’s football playoff time again!  Pretty soon the big game will be here.  If you’re like me, that’s the day of the year where we eat all fun party foods!  The food is one of the main reasons my husband and kids look forward to the big game!  This year I decided to try some new recipes.  Last year I did a bunch of crescent roll recipes, but this year I decided to change it up to smaller, more portable foods with a bigger variety of flavors.  As usual, Save-A-Lot helped me save BIG for the BIG game!  All total on all of these Big Game treats, I spent around $25!  YES!  TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS!  What I bought could easily feed a crowd of 20 people, which puts the cost at a little over $1 per person.  The prices at each Save-A-Lot will vary by location, but I have shopped at 4 different locations and they have all been very similar in price.  Now, I’m going to show you just how easy it is to put on a super fun Big Game party on a budget with the help of Save-A-Lot.

Six Fun Ways To Save Big For Your Big Game Party #SwitchAndSave

First, I went shopping, obviously, at Save-A-Lot.  I am always in awe of how clean the Lake Charles, Louisiana, store is.  Their produce section is always fresh and looks great!  I found everything I needed for my Big Game shindig and now I was on my way home to start creating 😀

Six Fun Ways To Save Big For Your Big Game Party #SwitchAndSave

For the chicken n waffles, I used the Farmington brand original crispy strips then followed these steps:

  • Bake 6 chicken strips as directed on the package and cut each strip into 3 equal pieces.
  • Toast 4 Morning Delight Homestyle Waffles and cut each waffle into 4 equal pieces.
  • Place 1 piece of chicken on top of each waffle piece and pierced a toothpick through the middle.
  • Place on platter and drizzle with your favorite honey mustard sauce and Enjoy!

For the football brownies, I used the Ginger Evans chewy fudge brownie mix and Ginger Evans vanilla icing:

  • Prepare the brownies as directed on the package for a 13 X 9 inch pan.
  • Allow the brownies to cool and cut into 20 rectangles.
  • Remove the brownies from the pan, one by one, and place on a platter.
  • Using a pastry bag with a round piping attachment, draw the design of football “laces” down the middle of each brownie.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Six Fun Ways To Save Big For Your Big Game Party #SwitchAndSave

The strawberry shortcake kabobs were so stinkin’ easy and everyone LOVED them! I used America’s Choice sour cream cake, strawberries, and  Ginger Evans vanilla icing:

  • Rinse and dry 10 strawberries.
  • Cut the cap off (I made sure to cut all of the white part off to make them brighter)
  • Cut 3 – 2 inch slices of cake into four equal parts and place one piece onto a short kabob stick.
  • Next place a strawberry on the same kabob stick followed by a second piece of cake.
  • Lay the kabob down on a platter and pipe a decoration of vanilla icing onto the top of the kabob.  You can even use whipped cream if you prefer.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The cheese fries were super easy as well.  I used Wylwood crinkle cut fries and 2 oz of So cheezy melt (block cheese product):

  • Fry the crinkle cut fries as directed on the package and drain.
  • While the fries are cooking, place the cheese in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave on 50% for 4 minutes, stirring every minute.
  • Once the cheese is melted, add 1 Tbsp of milk to thin it out.
  • Place the fries in a cup and top with melted cheese.  You can even top with bacon, green onions, or any other great topping!
  • Serve and enjoy!

Six Fun Ways To Save Big For Your Big Game Party #SwitchAndSave

Y’all are going to LOVE how easy peasy this bacon cheeseball was and how much easier it can be!  I used Coburn Farms cream cheese and cheddar jack cheese for this recipe.  I also used Gwaltney bacon:

Gather 2 – 8 oz pkg of cream cheese (room temperature), 3 green onions (diced), 2 cups of cheddar jack cheese (shredded), and 1 pound of bacon (browned and drained).

  • Mix the cream cheese on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the cheddar jack cheese, 1 cup at a time, to the cream cheese mixture while mixing on low.
  • Add the green onions to the cheese mixture while mixing on low.
  • Mix the cheese ball with a spoon and transfer to a covered bowl and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • While the cheese mixture is chilling, cook the bacon as directed on the package.
  • Allow the bacon to cool, then chop.
  • Remove the cheese from the refrigerator and place on wax paper and shape into a football.
  • Cover the cheese ball with the chopped bacon and press into the cheese ball until firm.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers and enjoy!

Football Ice Cream Sandwiches!  These were another easy peasy hit with my football fans.  I used World’s Fair ice cream sandwiches and the rest of that Ginger Evans vanilla icing:

  • Cut each ice cream sandwich in half to make two rectangles.
  • Insert popsicle stick into the end of each rectangle.
  • Create “laces” down the middle with the vanilla icing and a piping bag to replicate those on a football.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Six Fun Ways To Save Big For Your Big Game Party #SwitchAndSave

As you can see, it is not hard to put on a super fun Big Game party and save big!  Save-A-Lot is your BIG GAME Headquarters with savings of up to 40% or more.
About Save-A-Lot:

At Save-A-Lot, we keep our customer’s budget in mind by offering up to 40% lower prices than conventional grocery stores. We’re proud to offer fresh cut meat in-store every day, quality fresh produce, and our exclusive brands at everyday low prices.

  • Great Food: We procure, distribute and market a carefully selected assortment of high quality food and household needs, emphasizing our own exclusive brands.
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* * * Now, for the giveaway! * * *

I have two $25 Save-A-Lot gift cards to giveaway to two lucky readers!  Simply leave a comment below of your favorite party food and you will be entered to win 😀  This giveaway ends at midnight on February 1, 2017.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.

27 Comments
  • My favorite party food is chips with dip and pizza!

  • I love the idea of strawberry shortcake kababs and little chicken and waffle canapés! So cute and tasty-looking!

  • These come just in time for the game season! I’ve been like crazy planning everything since we’ll be hosting this year

  • I can’t believe that you have all of that treats for only $25, that was a lot of saving dear. I love the idea of the Bacon Cheeseball. I know it tastes good but I didn’t know that it can look as good as that.

  • All these snack ideas look yummy! Just in time for the superbowl!

  • It is very impressive that you did all that party food spending only $25. The shortbread strawberries kebabs are such a brilliant idea, delicious as well.

  • My favorite party food is nachos or any type of chips and salsa/guacamole/dip.

  • I love your bacon cheese ball! We like wings and pizza on game day.

  • These are some good ideas! I like that this could save money and still have nice food for the big game.

  • My favorite party food is buffalo chicken dip with chips!

  • Mmm, all this food looks so delicious! I’d want that bacon cheeseball.

  • My favorite party food is Popcorn

  • These are awesome tips, thanks! It would be nice to get all the food you need for a party and still manage to save money. Awesome food ideas!

  • The shortcake kabobs are genius! We’re always looking to add a little sweetness to our game day.

  • My husbands birthday always falls around the Superbowl and we always celebrate it during Superbowl. These are great ideas. I like the chicken waffle idea so much!

  • One of my favorite party foods that always goes first when I make it is sweet and sour Kielbasa. I jut use kielbasa, BBQ sauce and grape jelly. I can get everything that I need for this for less than $7.00 at Save-A-Lot. You can’t beat that price.

  • Wow! Save-A-Lot had stepped up their game since when I was there back in 2000. It was where my aunt bought most of our groceries because we were a big family and they have fantastic deals.

  • I like stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese and sausage. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Loving your recipes and ways to cut costs! We always get together for the Big Game and if we don’t plan properly or don’t look at different ways to create the menu it can easily cost a great deal more than anyone planned. Love your ideas and plan on using them in the next couple of weeks!

  • I love all your recipes, super easy to prepare them and everyone loves them! For the Big Game, I always go with chips & salsa and wings & burgers. And for dessert, homemade flan, cookies and apple pie! Yummy!

  • How much do I love the strawberry shortcake kebabs? Too much to say here, but I will be trying those sometime soon.

  • I love the idea of strawberry shortcake kababs and little chicken and waffle canapés! So cute and tasty-looking!

  • We love to have hot dogs with chili sauce – best snacks ever!

  • I love Buffalo chicken wing dip!

  • I love a veggie tray

  • My favorite party food is meatballs, cocktail sausages, guacamole, chips and dip, hot wing…….were we supposed to choose just one😏😉

  • Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs for the win! I love all of it <3 Spell YUMMY 🙂

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