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Are you planning to host a Big Game party? I’ve got the perfect tablescape and a few recipe ideas for you and your Big Game Big Party! If you’re hosting a bunch of people, you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking because you’ll miss the big game and all the commercials! Instead, why not simply heat up and serve a game of Stouffer’s® Party Size Mac & Cheese vs. Stouffer’s® Party Size Lasagna? They look adorable in single-serving cups set-up against each other on the “field.” For dessert? A Candy Bar Shake!Check out that field! I purchased both the Stouffer’s® Party Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce and Stouffer’s® Party Size Macaroni & Cheese. They are super simple to heat up and portion prior to the party. When I was ready to start cooking I simply followed the directions on the box to warm up both the lasagna and macaroni & cheese. They have a bit of a time difference, so be sure to start the lasagna before the mac & cheese and set a timer. Once cooked, I spooned single-serving portions into 8 oz. Ball Mason jars with Astroturf cozies. Just be careful when spooning the lasagna to make sure you keep the layers intact and be sure to spoon the crispy, browned macaroni and cheese onto the top, it’s the best part!
- Green Onion
But other ideas include:
- Grilled Chicken
And I loved setting up the lasagna and macaroni & cheese on my “field” ready to play each other. Who do think is going to win? (My bet: if you use this set-up, you will win as best hostess!)Are you ready for dessert?I made a decadent Candy Bar Shake using Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Touchdown Sundae and Butterfinger Minis. It’s a limited edition flavor and you can find it in the freezer section with the ice cream.To make this shake, you will need a few ingredients. Check out the recipe below.
- ½ cup Soft Caramels + 3 tsp. Milk
- ½ cup Milk
- ½ cup Fun Size Nestle Crunch chopped in half or
- ½ cup New Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis
- 1 cup Ice
- 2 cups Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Touchdown Sundae
- Optional toppings: ½ cup Hot Fudge, Cookie Straws, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Sprinkles
- Upwrap the soft caramels and start melting them in a small sauce pan on the stove. Add 3 tsp. milk and stir until melted. If too thick, add additional milk until you achieve your desired consistency.
- Add your ½ cup of milk, candy bar of choice, ice, and ice cream to your blender and pulse a few times to get the ice chopped up. Then run on low for 5-10 seconds or until everything is blended.
- Spoon some caramel into bottom of glass and along rim.
- Add ice cream milk shake.
- Top with additional caramel or hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, a cookie straw, and a Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup to garnish.
- This recipe yields two milkshakes.
Want to make a Big Game tablescape like mine? I stayed with a limited color palette of yellow, green, and gold, but you can use your favorite team’s colors! I used a roll of chalkboard paper runner as my table runner. I simply drew on yard lines with chalk and a ruler. I used Spanish moss in various colors in small pots with pennant flags as added florals to my centerpiece. The football vase and football trophy were both DIYs, you can find the instructions here. To set up the Macaroni & Cheese vs. Lasagna “game”, I simply used baked pepperonis and sliced bell peppers to create the X’s and O’s to replicate a game playbook. I made cozies for the beers and mason jars using Astroturf that can be purchased by the foot at any large home improvement store. Simply cut a piece to size, wrap around your jar and use your glue gun and glue sticks to secure. Warning, they take more glue than you would think, so make sure you start with enough. And I filled the balloons right before the party with my BalloonTime helium tank.
I’ve shared my Big Game Big Party tablescape and recipe ideas with you. I’d love to hear about yours! Leave a comment below and let me know how you plan to watch the Big Game!