Cooking with Kate: Game-Day Dips
The biggest game in football is coming up soon on Sunday, February 3. Whether you watch the game for the sport, the halftime show, or mute the game and just watch the commercials—one thing that makes a great watch party is the food! These two party-perfect dips will keep your game-day guests coming back for more. Both can be made a day or two early so that you can relax during the game!
 
 

Baked Potato Dip

Platter of potato chips and fresh vegetables with dip.Contrary to how it sounds, this dip does not contain potatoes… but is absolutely delicious served with our Food Club Wavy Potato Chips!
 
Ingredients 
2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese
16 ozs. container sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 green onions, finely chopped
1 (9 oz)  package cooked crumbled bacon
2 large bags Food Club Wavy Potato Chips
 
Don't forget to check your weekly ad or the latest digital coupons for extra savings on the ingredients!
 
Directions 
    • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, and bacon and mix well.
    • Spread in a lightly greased 9X13-inch baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until hot and bubbly around the edges.
    • Serve warm with potato chips. 
Read more: No time? No problem. Check out the party trays from our deli.
 

Southwest Egg Roll Dip

This flavorful dip steals its ingredient list from a popular appetizer… but is much less work than assembling egg rolls!
 
Ingredients  
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast or shredded rotisserie chicken
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained well
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup Monterrey cheese, shredded
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 box frozen spinach, thawed and drained well 
2 avocados
1 (12 oz) bottle ranch dressing
½ bunch cilantro, finely chopped
3 limes, juiced
1 tablespoon cumin 
1 tablespoon chili powder 
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste 
 
Directions
    • In a large bowl, mix chicken, corn, beans, diced pepper, green onion, spinach, and shredded cheese.
    • In a separate bowl, smash the avocados to a smooth paste. Add the ranch dressing, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, salt and pepper, and mix until smooth.
    • Combine the dressing with the chicken mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    • Serve dip with assorted chips and crackers.
Hot wings, with pretzels, nachos, and beer in the background.
Read more: Score big with this tried and true Sweet & Salty Chex Mix Recipe 
 
Four more easy & epic crowd pleasers (with lots of bacon):

Courtesy of our vendor partner Bar-S Foods

Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your game-day needs!
 

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill, Coordinator for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.

 

 

 
Epic Game Day Food: Cowboy Nachos
The BIG GAME is almost here, and we've got several menu ideas for you to celebrate in true finger-food fashion. Our top pick for your football watch party is a zesty recipe with a hearty, Texan flavor—the Cowboy Nachos. Better yet, our current Fast Feast makes this recipe extremely wallet-friendly! When you buy Velveeta (32 oz) and a roll of sausage (1 or 2 lb), you get FIVE items for FREE: chips, beans, chili, diced tomatoes, and tea—almost all the fixins you need for Cowboy Nachos! For details on this great deal and more, check out your weekly ad!
 
 
Cowboy Nachos

Cowboy Nachos

Recipe courtesy of Ready Set EAT
 
Total time: 10 min | Servings: 8
 
Read more: No time? No problem. Check out the party trays from our deli.

Ingredients

1 can Wolf Brand Chili No Beans (15 oz) — Free with our latest Fast Feast!
1 can Ranch Style Beans, undrained (15 oz) — Free with our latest Fast Feast!
1 bag On the Border chips — Free with our latest Fast Feast! 
1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 can RoTel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles, drained (10 oz) — Free with our latest Fast Feast!
 
Optional
Guacamole
Sliced Ripe Olives
Sliced Green Onions
 

Directions

    • Combine chili and undrained beans in medium saucepan; heat until hot
    • Arrange tortilla chips on large platter. Top with chili mixture; sprinkle with cheese.
    • Top with drained tomatoes and additional toppings, such as guacamole, sour cream, sliced ripe olives, or sliced green onions (if desired).
Tip: For a different variation, use corn chips instead of tortilla chips.
  
Read more: Score big with this tried and true Sweet & Salty Chex Mix Recipe from our catering coordinator Kate Rudasill.
 
Four more easy crowd pleasers (with lots of bacon):

Courtesy of our vendor partner Bar-S Foods

 
 
 
NFL + MLB + NBA = OMG game day snacks!
Fall football is in full swing, MLB postseason is up for bat, and the start of the regular NBA season is just around the corner. You know what this means? Game day food! Whether you’re attending a blowout watch party or you’re enjoying the quieter company of you and your TV, you can’t discount the importance of a good snack. It’s one of the three most important ingredients (per the proverbial saying): good company, good drinks, and good FOOD. This recipe (courtesy of our vendor partner Bar-S Foods) for Cheddar-Bacon-Ranch Layered Dip hits all the top marks for good ‘ole-fashioned finger food: quick and easy to prepare, good for the budget, and bacon. It sounds so good you can almost taste the salty crunch and carbonated swig, while the crowd cheers in the background. Visit your local Brookshire Brothers to get started!
 
P.S. – October is #NationalPorkMonth, so fixing a recipe with bacon is basically equivalent to fulfilling a patriotic duty. #Motivation
 
Read more: No time? No problem. Check out the party trays from our deli.
 

Cheddar-Bacon-Ranch Layered Dip

 Total time: 25 min | Servings: 14 | $1.06 per serving*
 

Ingredients

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, 1. softened
1⁄2 cup ranch dressing
6 slices Bar-S Smoked Bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled — View your weekly ad for special prices!
1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
1⁄4 cup chopped green onion
1⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips or assorted crackers
 

Directions

    • In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese and ranch dressing. Spread in a 9-inch pie plate or other shallow bowl. Sprinkle with bacon, tomato, green onion and cheddar cheese. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours.
    • Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
 Tip: Serve this fun dip on a baked potato bar for all the fixins’ of a loaded potato in one place.
 
*Cost of ingredients may vary by location and seasonality | © Bar-S Foods 2016 | Bar-S.com
  
Don't forget to check out these other game day recipes from Bar-S Foods as well!
 
Read more: Score big with this tried and true Sweet & Salty Chex Mix Recipe from our catering coordinator Kate Rudasill.
 
Texas-Sized Big Game Snacks

Your team is set, but is your menu game day ready? Lucky for you, we’ve got the perfect snacks for your loud and loaded potato skins-loving uncle and delightful sweets for that reminiscing running back. 

  Party Wings and Boneless Wings are the go-to
  protein-packed hors d’oeuvre that will satisfy
  everyone. You can find this and other great party
  trays from your local Brookshire Brothers Deli.

 

 

 

 

For a lighter snack that the Football Wives will appreciate, go for our Fruit Tray with sweet fruit dip. Complement Trays like this can be found when you order from your Deli.

 

 

 


Looking for a personal touch this year? Score big with this tried and true Sweet & Salty Chex Mix Recipe from our Catering Coordinator, Kate Rudasill. With a craft beer favorite from The Beverage Depot, Robert Earl Keen Honey Pilsner, this recipe gives the best of both worlds when it comes to salty and sweet. 

We’ve got everything you need, whether you’re looking for a deli solution or ingredients to make your own creation, at your local Brookshire Brothers. Find a store near you today!

Mile High Pumpkin Pie

A creamy, golden pumpkin pie that will make you feel like you've just tasted heaven (hence the name). Try this recipe out and serve during the Thanksgiving football frenzy!

To download PDF, click here

Ladies With Game Playbook

Football never looked better! Ladies, we've got your drink menu covered for Sunday football games with your man. 

 

Tasty Football Tailgate Party

The best ball games include winning scores for the home team and tailgate picnics for the fans. Whether you are rooting for your high school, college, office or neighborhood team, don't forget to call "time-out" to enjoy this hearty fare.

Tailgate Decor

  • The best thing about a tailgate party is you don't have to clean or decorate the house! You may, however, want to tidy up your vehicle and make room for collapsible tables and chairs as well as those totable treats.
  • Sports-themed and colored washcloths and towels can double as tablecloths and napkins for outdoor food fare and bound-to-happen spills.
  • Plastic utensils are available in a rainbow of sports colors at discount, party and grocery stores.

Pregame Activities (besides munching on snacks)

  • Divide into teams, and make signs for team cheering (bring plenty of poster paper and markers). Award a prize for the most creative!
  • Have the same teams create and perform a cheer: Go, Fight, Win, Hey!
  • Ask guests to come dressed as their favorite player. Award a prize for the best costume.
  • Crank up the boom box with favorite tunes or pregame shows.

Food Fixin's

  • Make foods self-serve. This is an informal eat-as-it's-ready party.
  • Plastic utensils offered out of a plastic helmet add an extra fun element.
  • Sloppy Hot Dogs is a good candidate for the slow cooker. Toss all the ingredients in a 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker (you can omit the oil), and heat on high for about 3 hours. Attach large rubber bands around the handles and lid of the slow cooker to easily secure the lid when traveling. Wrap and pack it with a towel or newspaper to keep heat in and the cooker steady during transport. Serve the food (right out of the cooker) within an hour, or plug in the cooker and set it on the low heat setting so it will stay warm for hours.
  • Keep cool things cool and hot things hot. Pack hamburger patties frozen; they'll keep other foods cool and will be thawed by the time the grill is ready. Remember to pack the burger trimmings.