game day

For that Big Game, wait, are we allowed to say it on blogs this year? {rhymes with Pooper Schmoul?} or even that small game– or in my house, the Hockey Game which alas, my boys are thrilled to even have part of a season, ANYWAY, for the game, if you are planning on hosting I have a few tips that I’d like to share .

Sometimes we make things harder on ourselves than we need to be.  It has to do with perfection and what we think others will think of us and usually good motivations. But, when we expect too much from ourselves, oftentimes, we give up before we even start.

root beer

I am all about semi-homemade.

A little Zebra pop and Kettle corn mixed in with run-of-the-mill microwave popcorn (that way your more expensive popcorn lasts longer and you still get to have freshly popped HOT popcorn).



My boys love nachos, especially BBQ chicken nachos.

Instead of planning on making it all myself from scratch and then dread making it and then finding an excuse not to make it, and then not wanting to invite anyone over…  I make it simple:

BBQ chicken nachos

1. grab a rotisserie chicken, shred it up and mix it with Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ sauce. It doesn’t even have to be warmed up at this point.

2. spread a layer of chips on a baking sheet and sprinkle the BBQ chicken and the cheese

3. put it under the broiler for 4ish minutes. maybe 3ish. maybe 5ish. Don’t walk around and do anything else. Practice patience and hang out there at the stove.

4. top with olives and green onions or peppers and sour cream. You can get fancy and add extra special nacho cheese, but I usually just use whatever shredded cheese we have in the fridge.

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That’s it. Semi-homemade is the easiest thing ever. Enjoy the game!