Whether or not your team scores next gaem day, with these recipes your game day snacks are sure to win over crowds of any size.
These fool-proof recipes include a few game day essentials, like cheese, dips, meat, and much more. Try them out on your friends and family, and be known as the official snack master.
Nachos are one of the simpler dishes one can make to please a large crowd. The ingredients for nachos are becoming more and more availible in shops across Nairobi. All you need for these mouthwatering nachos are as follows:
Ingredients: Mexican (Tortilla) Chips, beef or meat pre cooked to your liking, cheese, guacamole, lime, and green onions.
Directions: Begin by laying the tortilla chips on a cookie sheet or baking pan. Spread the toppings over the layer of tortilla chips evenly to ensure the ingreadients will be heated through. In between layers of ingredients, lightly season with salt and pepper. Place on final layer of cheese on top. Heat until cheese is melted, but not crisp. Remove from the oven or mircowave and enjoy. Note, parchment paper can also be used to avoid crisps sticking to the tray.
3.) The Baked Potato
Load up on green onions, sour cream or plain yogurt, and cheese – these baked potatos are to die for.
Ingredients: Potatos, cheese, green onions, bacon, sour cream or plain yogurt.
Directions: Wash potatos thoroughly before cutting. Preheat the oven to medium heat. Pierce the potatoes with a fork 4-5 times in order to release heat while baking. Wrap potatoes tightly in foil, and bake for around one hour. Remove potatoes from oven, and allow to cool enough to handle. Cut potatos in to quarters to feed large crowds and top with desired toppings. Bake again until cheese is melted through, and top each potatoe with sour cream or plain yogurt once ready to eat.
4.) Pigs in a Blanket
This recipe is as easy as picking up some frozen pastry dough and smokies. The combination makes an irresistible f.an favourite
Ingreadients: Frozen pastry dough, sausages, motzarella cheese (optional), seasoning
Directions: Cut squares of premade pastry dough in to trianges. Place sausages on top of the pastry dough, and season lightly with salt, pepper, and herbs. Roll the pastry dough around the sausages, and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in the oven (as specified on pasty dough instructions) or until the dough is golden brown. Motzarella cheese can be sprinkled on top as the pastries are cooling to add a bit of crunch.
5.) Veggie Chili
Whip up this quick veggie chili which is irrisistable to both meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
Ingredients: Cooked pinto beans (boiled or canned), Cooked white beans (optional) 6 tomatoes diced, 1 white onion, 1 red onion, 2 cloves garlic, 2 carrots grated, 1/4 kg mushrooms chopped finely, butter salt and pepper to taste.
Directions: Add butter to the bottom of a large pot and allow to soften. On low heat, sautee onions, garlic, and mushrooms seasoning lightly as you go. Add in finely grated carrots and tomatoes to make a sauce, adding in water as needed. Once the sauce has thickened, and tomatoes have become a pulp, add in the beans and allow to cook for another 10 minutes. Top with cheese or dania.
6.) Big-Batch Chilled Sangria
Warm up the crowd with this sangria recipe that can serve just a few friends, or a house full of excited guests. The best thing about sangria is that it can be made to suit your taste.
Ingredients: 2 cups fresh fuit, 1 bottle base alcohol (Vodka, Tequilla, brandy, or rum), 1 bottle wine, 1/2 bottle fruit juice. (double or triple the recipe to feed more people)
Directions: Chop your desired fruits and place them in a large container. Pour your base liquor over the fruits, allowing them to soak up the alcohol for around 10-20 minutes. Pour any remaining liquor in to the container, along with the wine and fruit juice. Chill in seperate containers, or add ice and serve cold.