Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quick Bites for Game Day and DIY Dry-Erase Scoreboard Snack Canisters

These delicious Quick Bites for Game Day and this festive DIY Dry-Erase Scoreboard Snack Canisters have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigGameSnacks #CollectiveBias

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the best part about football season is the food! For as long as I can remember, football Sunday has always been about the game grub. Besides hanging out with family and friends, it's the delicious appetizers, snack-foods and ice-cold beverages that I'm looking forward to during football season. This year I've decided to keep it simple and make a couple Quick Bites for Game Day; a Crunchy Party Mix and Chili-Ranch Dip. These two recipes are no-cook, can be made ahead of time and will travel well - saving time and making it easy! Since I made it so easy on myself this year with the food I decided to use my saved time to get a little crafty and make DIY Dry-Erase Scoreboard Snack Canisters.

Not that it's necessary to do anything to Pringles cans this football season - check out their awesome packaging!! I am a huge fan of seasonal and holiday packaging, so when I saw these Pringles cans at the store I instantly fell in love.

Pringles are one of the most fashionable choices for your game day food table and they also happen to be a favorite amongst the masses, myself included. I've been in love with Pringles since I can remember, however they've never been my go-to when it comes to dipping - until now.  Since Pringles are a touch thinner than regular potato chips I was always worried about them breaking under the weight of a dip. So, I took matters into my own hands and created a thin dip that is perfect for dipping Pringles. This Chili-Ranch Dip is only 5-ingredients and the perfect solution to your Pringles-dipping-needs - it's light, not chunky and full of zesty flavor!

Chili-Ranch Dip for Dipping Pringles
yields approx 4 cups
15oz can No Bean chili
1oz packet ranch dip powder mix
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
¾ cup milk
diced chives to garnish
1. Mix together ranch dip powder mix, mayo, sour cream and milk.
2. In food processor, add ranch mix and No Bean Chili and process until fully combined and smooth.
3. Chill for 2 hours, serve with Pringles. Enjoy!

I also made this Crunchy Party Mix that combines a plethora of flavors and is a snap to put together. With wasabi peas, beef jerky, rye chips, unsalted cashews, sesame sticks and Cheez-It Crunch'd {a new Cheez-It product made with 100% real cheese!} it is sure to include something for everyone, plus be a refreshing change from the same ol' party mixes that are full of pretzels. Yay!

Crunchy Party Mix made with Cheez-It Crunch’d
yields approximately 7 cups
2 cups Cheez-It Crunch’d
1 cup wasabi peas
1 cup beef jerky sticks, chopped
1 cup rye chips
1 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup sesame sticks
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Enjoy!

I'm not always crafty, but when I am I usually surprise myself... {haha} These DIY Dry-Erase Scoreboard Snack Canisters are such a fun addition to football fan's snack & food tables this upcoming Sunday! They incorporate the football game into the food table plus the fact that you are able to change the score on the cans as the game progresses is totally novelty. I'm thinking no one is going to want to eat out of the canister that is labeled for their opposing team - but you can run that little social experiment on your own.

These canisters are seriously a cinch to make! I wound up using the smaller Pringles cans {4.41oz} instead of the regular {5.68oz} containers due to my printers constraints. My printer can only print up to a width of 8.5" and a regular sized can would need at least a width of 9". Anyhow, let's get to it!

1. Round up your supplies! I used 2 Pringles cans, photo paper for printing, paper cutter, laminate sheets, laminator, packing tape and a dry-erase marker.

2. Print out these free printables {HOME & AWAY}, preferably on photo paper to ensure clarity and brightness of colors. I then used a paper cutter to ensure that lines were cut straight.

3. Laminate those sheets so that they can be written on over and over again.

4. Trim the edges of the sheets but leave one long end of extra laminate.

5. Tape that long end of laminate sheet to the Pringles can.

6. Wrap the paper around and adhere with tape.

I'm loving that they are reusable too - just peel off the tape, wipe clean and store for next season!

Both Pringles and Cheez-It Crunch'd can be found at Walmart. The display {awesomely football-themed!} at my store was right at the front door, Cheez-It Crackers, Crunch'd and Grooves were on one side and the Pringles were on the other.


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