How to Be A Game Day Host MVP

How to Be A Game Day Host MVP

How To Be A Game Day Host MVP
It’s our family’s turn to host game day and while everyone may not watch the game and only come for entertainment, the time for food is definitely what keeps us connected. We believe food is a celebration in itself and rather our team wins or loses, we are all about the R&R, comfort food, laughter, and goodies that come along with every game day celebration. With the many changes in people’s dietary preferences, an accommodating menu is the first step toward being a Game Day Host MVP. I know this would annoy some people, but we’ve made it a part of our host requirement. I have friends that are vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters and I love them all the same. When they come over, I like to have a few options so no one feels left out. The cool thing is that as difficult as it may sound, adding a few items that will make your vegan/vegetarian guest happy can be quite simple.  This is why we chose to have a baked potato bar for our game day menu. The potato is like the perfect blank canvas that everyone (veggie or meat eaters) can appreciate. Easiest way to prepare a baked potato you ask? Wrap them in foil and put them in the crockpot while you’re at work or during the rest of your game day grocery shopping (8 hours on low or 4 hours on high). Leave them in there until you prepare the other menu items so that they can stay warm.
How To Be A Game Day Host MVP

On The Menu

Baked Potato
Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips (cut into pieces)
Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies® Smoked Sausage – Pigs in a blanket
Chocolate Chips Cookies
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly
Thai Salad Mix
Spicy Beans
Sauteed Mushroom
Not pictured (Jackfruit “pulled pork”)
Sour Cream, Chives & Salt & Pepper
Fruit Salad

How To Be A Game Day Host MVP

The whole menu didn’t change to meet everyone’s needs, we just added a few options to create a little variety.  The great thing about all of the vegan friendly items on the menu is that everyone can eat them.

Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips are perfect because they are so easy to prepare. All you have to do it either microwave or bake them in the oven and viola. You have great crispy chicken tenders to add to the baked potatoes or even the salad for a crispy chicken salad. You can also douse them in your favorite special sauce to create another menu option.

How To Be A Game Day Host MVP

Next, we have our Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies® Smoked Sausages. Did I tell you how much I adored these as a kid and teen? It’s so funny to think about how I couldn’t wait to pass this fun and tasty snack to my kiddo. He definitely enjoys the bitesize fun and great flavor of them just like I did. I prepared enough little pigs in the blanket that both kids and adults would enjoy.

How To Be A Game Day Host MVP

Did you know that these brands have demo days? If you haven’t tried either of these items, you’ll get a chance to in stores. Check out the upcoming demo days where these brands will be presenting at your local Walmart. On January 25th through 28th, demos on Hillshire Farm lunchmeat  and from February 1st through the 4th, Tyson Chicken options will be available.

19 thoughts on “How to Be A Game Day Host MVP

  1. Yes, I always have something vegan, too! My sister in law is vegan and I can’t leave her out 🙂 Love your game day snack ideas.

  2. Sounds like you are going to be prepared for game day! I haven’t done any planning yet, but this is a great menu so I’ll use some of these ideas. I love that you are accommodating different people and their dietary restrictions. I’ll have to check out the demos when I do my grocery shopping.

  3. I love using Hillshire’s smoked sausages in my appetizers! For New Year’s Eve, we made pigs in a blanket and my eight year old devoured them! It’s a great appetizer idea!

  4. I enjoy making several different kinds of dishes for game day and always on look out for new ones. Keeps everyone on their toes and wondering what I will be serving.

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