Did y’all fill out a tournament bracket this year? I did choosing my teams using a surefire strategy. First, choose my alma mater and the alma maters of any close family or friends. Two, choose underdogs. I am also a sucker for the underdog. Three, choose teams from cities I love or with really great uniforms. Four, blindly fill out anything left because at this point I have likely lost interest and started to think about something else, like food. The food is definitely the most important part of my basketball watching weekend. Here are some things I am thinking about serving. What are you making?
1. BBQ Beer Chicken, 7 P+, 245 calories
In my opinion, when a long day of sports watching is about to happen, something needs to hang out in the crockpot all day long so people can help themselves as they get hungry. This recipe is perfect for that and can be served in many different ways. Make sandwiches, lettuce wraps, throw some on nachos, make BBQ tacos, you get the idea.
2. Cheeseburger Dip, 3 P+, 105 calories
Every good sports gathering needs a good dip and this one won’t disappoint. Cheese, ground beef, tomatoes, and a little bit of spice. It also works great with ground chicken or turkey.
3. Corn, Bacon, and Poblano Pepper Pizza, 5 P+, 203 calories
If I don’t make pizza I can guarantee that at some point during the day or night, it will be ordered. So I always try to make a couple of pizzas or pizza puffs for any big game day. This is probably my favorite pizza, studded with bacon, corn, and just a touch of heat from poblano chilis.
4. Irish Nachos, 4 P+, 159 calories
What’s not to like about a potato skin and nacho combined? Top them with some of the BBQ chicken and you have an amazing snack that no one will ever believe is healthy.
5. Skinny Cookie Dough Dip, 6 P+, 166 calories
This recipe was created to make a cookie pie, but actually makes an incredibly delicious cookie dough dip. Just follow all the instructions up until the point you would put it in the oven. Instead cut up some fruit, grab some graham crackers or your finger, and dig into this indulgent cookie dough dip.
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