I got a little carried away at the grocery store on Friday. You can tell I overdid it a bit. Now I normally create an appealing vignette, sometimes using lifts, but since it was all I could do to get out of bed yesterday, much less host a bunch of rowdy friends watching a ball game, I opted to leave items in their original containers. My football friends wouldn't care. From past experience, they would just throw the things down they brought, anyway, so this year I decided we would all feel right at home.
I even bought these honey turkey and Havarti cheese pinwheel wraps for my non-vegetarian friends. I left them in their protective covers until everyone else got there, though.
Of course, I opened the cream cheese brownie so I could cut it into smaller squares. I considered eating one of the squares, it sounded so good.
To go with my guacamole, I splurged and bought a 7 layer vegetarian bean dip. They wooed me with the word "vegetarian." I could barely wait to try this, but knew I had to take a photo before I dived into it.
I opted for mild guacamole because the bean dip was marked hot.
One of my friends was bringing a lunch meat tray (baked ham, turkey, roast beef), so I bought some unusual (for me) bread. I just hoped there was some sweet potato pecan pan bread left, which I'm happy to say, there was.
I bought three types of chips, including tortilla dippers and lime infused chips.
We started as soon as everyone arrived with dips and chips. In addition to my 7 layer bean dip and guacamole dip, we had a homemade barbecue ranch dip, spinach-artichoke dip, sour cream and salsa dip, hummus, and a peanut butter dip that went great with the sweet potato bread. The dips and chips were nearly gone before the first quarter ended, though. In fact, they were over half gone before the actual game began.
What donuts didn't get eaten, I sent home with friends. I didn't need the extra pounds.
Of course, there was hot food, too, including (almost) everyone's favorites, two kinds of hot wings.
I was glad most of the food was eaten, but enough bean dip was left I was able to have enough for today. I wish now I had taken a photo of the full table after everyone was there, but I was in a hurry to get these photos off my camera and into Photoshop before everyone arrived.
The pinwheel wraps were a HUGE hit. In fact, if I had been thinking, I would have bought more. 16 were barely enough for that hungry crowd.
Of course, by the time the game was over, I was sick, but not from the flu-like symptoms I'd had at the beginning of the day. I was sick because the team I was rooting for lost.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you didn't arrive too hungry, because everything except about two tablespoons of bean dip, a few slices of sweet potato bread, and one piece of chocolate brownie I saved back for myself are all that is left to show for this party.
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