First let me just mention that our Ravens dominated their first game of the season against Kansas City. Final score: 38-24, put that in the win column! Go Ravens! Okay all finished with that and now for the important stuff. You might recall that in a previous post I showed a picture that I snagged from google images of a football snack tray. There was also a link to the recipe. Well I made this great snack for the football game last Sunday. It turned out really great and it wasn't difficult at all even with the help of a 5 year old. Here is what I used:
a 12.5" x 8.5" x 1" disposable aluminum pan
1 small can of refried beans
1 small jar of chili cheese dip
12 oz. container guacamole dip
small amount of sour cream
24 Tastykake krimpets
1 block yellow cheese
1 block white cheese
2 cans Vienna sausages
2 Slim Jims
various chips and crackers
I first layered the refried beans in the entire pan then put in the guacamole covering the center 2/3 of the "playing field". On opposite ends I layered salsa and chili cheese dip. For the sour cream field lines you can use a baggie with a tiny hole cut in the corner to place lines between each of your dips and then as many as you can fit on easily, include some smaller yard markers. The vienna sausages are the players with small cheese bits as helmets. Use 1 slim jim for each goal post just cut them to size and connect with toothpicks. Attach the goal posts to a block of cheese to provide stability.
For the stadium stands I used different flavored krimpets at either end of the field in a brick pattern and remember to distance this wall a bit to leave room for chips. At the sides of the stadium I chose to stack slices of cheese with crackers on the inside just for more variety.
This "stadium" feeds a lot of fans! We had nearly 20 people that day and only ate about half of snack tray so this is perfect for larger gatherings.
You will probably need to be the first to dig in as it looks so good people are afraid to destroy it! Definately try this snack tray, it's so easy and yummy and impressive. Let me know how well it goes over when you make it.