Jan 232014

This post on HoneyBaked Ham Catering for the big game is sponsored by HoneyBaked Ham.  All words and opinions are my own.

If you remember back before the holidays, I told you about our family’s love for HoneyBaked Ham as a Christmas Eve staple.  Granted, I’d happily eat it any day of the week, but that’s the occasion with which I’ve always associated it.  But after spending time inside one of the local HoneyBaked Ham Cafes, I found that they offer a whole lot more.

HoneyBaked Ham Catering Options: HoneyBaked Ham and HoneyBaked Turkey Breast #HoneyBakedGameDay

In addition to being able to walk in and pick up a ham, I found that they also have whole and half turkey breast with that same delicious crunchy crackle.  Growing up, all our holiday dinners always included both ham and turkey, so this was a good piece of information to learn.  Now I can serve both to my guests, also, and only need to stop one place to pick them up. Continue reading »

Jan 202014

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This game time ice cream cake recipe shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.

The other day I was at the store browsing through the freezer case.  We were planning for guests that would be coming over to watch football and my cart was already quite full with frozen foods.  But then I spotted Nestle Crunch Dipped Drumsticks and decided I just had to make room.

Serving Game Day Goodies with My Football Ice Cream Cake Recipe #GameTimeGoodies

I tucked them in my cart and finished my Walmart run.  I had picked up some of our – and our guests’ – favorite foods for our get-together.  Stouffer’s lasagna, Hot Pockets, DiGiorno pizza, and Edy’s ice cream.  We would definitely have lots of yummy goodness for our party. Continue reading »

Jan 202014

This Big Game party planning tips shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Rubbermaid and Sharpie but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RubbermaidSharpie  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

With the Big Game coming up, I thought I’d share some of my party planning tips and ideas.  Hopefully some of these suggestions will make it easier for you to be hanging out with your guests having fun versus stressing because you forgot to buy extra paper towels.  (And trust me, with football food, you’ll want those extra paper towels!)

Big Game Party Planning Tips #RubbermaidSharpie #PMedia

Big Game Party Planning Tips

Make a List, Check it Twice

From whom you’re inviting to what you’re serving, you’ll need a list.  The guest list is usually the easiest thing to knock out, so do that first.  Plus you’ll want to give your friends and family enough time to shift their schedules so they can attend.  Next, write out everything you need to shop for: ingredients, packaged foods, paper products, decorations, etc.  I write out a master list on paper, then do separate digital shopping lists by store on an app in my phone. Continue reading »

Aug 162012

What is your favorite football memory?

I know I’ve mentioned it once or twice lately, but football season is almost here!  This past weekend we even enjoyed some preseason games on TV.  Now we’re just counting the days until the NCAA games start.

#SnickersMinis Snickers Brand NFL Minis Football

Panoramic shot of Commonwealth Stadium taken with my old phone.

We didn’t make it to any UK games last season, but the year before that we did.  Being inside Commonwealth Stadium – and I’m sure any NCAA stadium where you’re cheering on the home team – is such an amazing experience.  The sounds and smells swirl up around you, and you find yourself alternately groaning on every missed pass and goal and screaming at the top of your lungs for excellent plays and touchdowns. Continue reading »

Jul 152012

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you that my family was playing a lot of NCAA Football 12 to gear up for the release of #NCAAFootball13.  And now it’s here!  It released last Thursday and after work I headed over to pick a copy up.  If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught my tweet with a picture of all the EA Sports NCAA Football 13 games that were on display.

#NCAAFootball13 Walmart Release

#NCAAFootball13 Walmart Release

After picking up our copy for the PS3 it was time for the rest of my shopping list.  In addition to a few regular grocery items, I needed a few things for dinner that night, plus lots of snacks for while we played.  You can view my Google+ Album to see my entire shopping trip. Continue reading »