Monday Night Football — Game Time, Party Time!

Well, the NFL Monday Night Football is back and what does that mean? If they don’t head out to the local sports bar, lot’s of folks will be parked in front of the television, (possibly in the ‘mancave’,) with their favorite beverage and snacks,  and maybe have even invited a few fans to join them.  Woohoo!

But not everybody is into football and may opt for other activities.  Monday night during football season is actually a great time to get some shopping done.  Try doing your Costco  shopping or hitting the mall—a lot of times it’s a ghost town out there.  By the way, just in case of a power outage or if your a prepper, Costco has a great generator you can buy so noone misses any of the game!

Game time means Game Eats

If you are staying home and helping with the entertaining, you can whip out your NapkinTree and make a quick paper napkin holder centerpiece.

 The NapkinTree is re-usable for every occasion. Just add paper napkins and you've got a useful centerpiece.

The NapkinTree is re-usable for every occasion. Just add paper napkins and you've got a useful centerpiece.

If you are staying home and helping with the entertaining, you can whip out your NapkinTree and make a quick paper napkin holder centerpiece.

 Don’t forget the paper napkins and paper plates to make clean up a breeze.  Making the decor  easy will give you a little time to make something delicious but easy as well.  Using the crock pot is a great way to get a few ingredients together to make a real crowd please and give you time to go to the mall or to yoga, just in case you don’t stick around.  

Crock Pot Root Beer Pulled Chicken, (Recipe and image, courtesy of Eat, Live, Run)

serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 large yellow onion, diced

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 cup barbecue sauce

1 cup root beer

1/2 tsp salt

about 5 big splashes of Tabasco

Directions:

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. When hot, add the chicken thighs and brown quickly on both sides — this should take about 4 minutes per side.

Place the browned chicken thighs in your slow cooker. Top with the diced onions, barbecue sauce and root beer. Turn heat to HIGH and cook for 1 hour. After an hour, turn down heat to LOW and cook for 6 more hours.

After 6 hours, remove chicken thighs from slow cooker. Place in a bowl and pull chicken apart with two forks. It should be incredibly tender at this point! Once shredded, place chicken back in slow cooker and mix well with sauce. Season with salt and Tabasco to taste.

Time:

active time ~ 10 minutes

total time ~ 7 hours

Find more game day recipes for your Monday night fans--no one loses!

Source: mondaynightfootball