3 Easy CFP Championship Game Snacks for LSU vs Clemson
It's almost game day, so what are you eating?
We've got the biggest game in college football on Monday, January 13 and it's even bigger for our LSU Tigers. This game is the cherry on top to a stellar season and a win would be the perfect ending. Our Tigers are undefeated and have garnered many awards, including the highly-coveted Heisman Trophy which went to Joe Burrow.
We know the stakes are high, but what about those snacks?
You can't have a great game day experience without proper food. My husband and I love to host watch parties and we typically order pizza since it tends to be loved by everyone. You can also customize to everyone's liking pretty easily. However, I love to serve up some other tasty options for people to munch on. Everyone likes a good finger good, something hot and ultimately something that feels indulgent. I like something that is easy to make, serve and clean up.
Here are my top three picks:
1. Queso - A couple of blocks of Velveeta and a few cans of Rotel and you're set. I usually do one can of Rotel per block of Velveeta which I'm pretty sure is the recipe on the Velveeta box. If you really want to get fancy you can throw in some cooked ground beef or spicy ground sausage. Don't throw raw meet into your queso. Throw it all in a crock pot, melt it down and then leave it on the warm setting. This will allow your guests to enjoy warm queso and chips all game long. If it gets a little thick on you, a couple of splashes of half and half will keep it smooth.
2. Sweet and Spicy Meatballs - Once again, we're grabbing the slow cooker and dumping in all of the ingredients. You'll need a big bag of frozen cocktail meatballs, grape jelly and chili sauce. I know you're thinking "gross", but the end result is sweet, savory and a hint of spice. I usually do equal parts grape jelly and tomato-based chili sauce or close to it. It's easier if you let your recipe be dictated by the jar sizes you can find. You'll want the meatballs covered in the sauce, but not swimming in it. If you want to take things up a notch on the spice, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper. You'll need to keep these on warm, but check them to make sure they don't get too hot.
3. Spinach Dip - Super simple and oh so delicious. You'll need a packet of ranch dry seasoning, 16 ounces of sour cream and a block of frozen chopped spinach. The recipe is actually on the back of the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet. I skip the water chestnuts, but you can certainly add them. I also like to serve this in a Kings Hawaiian bread loaf. Just hollow out the top, fill 'er up and tear up some pieces to place around the bread bowl. It's the dish that gets cleaned up by being eaten.
These are a few staples around my family watch parties. I recommend using the slow cooker bags for even easier cleanup at the end of a long game. And always find a way to send leftover home with guests, should you have any.
What snacks do you eat on game day?