#TBT 15: Mini Football Snacks
Today, there can only be one possible candidate for today’s #ThrowbackThursday post…
MINI FOOTBALL SNACKIES (For those of you who don’t have the SportsCenter App clogging up your phone, tonight is the start of this season’s Thursday Night Football). :)
Now it’s officially starting to feel like Fall is coming. Last night I had dinner at Panera and we sat outside on the patio. We actually had to call it a night early because the air was so chilly. A far cry from last week when we were still sweating outside at 8pm. By the way, if you’re a Panera fan (or Paradise Bakery for Arizonians!) I highly recommend the new Autumn salad: Arugala with apple slaw, ancient grains (including Freekeh!), pumpkin seeds, grapes and apple cider vinegrette. There was supposed to be chicken but the waitress forgot it and I wasn’t feeling particularly carnivorous anyways. Okay tangent over, I leave you with this blast-from-the-past:
Originially Posted September 15, 2014
Which football games did you watch this weekend? Even the unsporty-est of the people can find something they enjoy about football season. You get to plan team-colored outfits, prepare fan-friendly appetizers, maybe some drinks or cocktails, tailgate parties, house parties, sports bar parties, trash-talking the opposing team. I don’t want to hear about Ray Rice anymore, let’s talk about the actual players and games! Or food. That’s cool too.
My weekend was spent working at our home-opener football game. (I’m a sports marketing intern for our athletics department). After working 2.5 hours at a volleyball tournament, I spent 7 hours on the football field. Our boys stepped out in brand new uniform designs and we kicked off brand new game-day traditions. I’m sad to report that I didn’t have any glamorous or “wow” jobs during the game. Typical intern grunt work. But the boys kept me entertained with touchdown after touchdown, killing the opposing team. Brought home a W and that’s all a fan can ask for, right?!
Okay moving on….It’s not really a secret that I like to make things pretty. Why have pretzels when you can turn them into adorable football pretzels? For some reason, I will use any excuse to make DIY crafts and recipes that have a theme. Just appease me.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt your milk/dark chocolate, and dunk the tops of the pretzels into it.
- Set them, pretzel-side down onto the paper-lined baking sheet.
- Place the sheet into the freezer for ten minutes while you melt your white chocolate
- If you don’t have a piping tool that is thin enough to outline the laces onto the pretzels, you can just use a ziplock bag. Push a toothpick through the corner to create a tiny whole, and fill the bag with your melted white chocolate.
- Pipe the laces onto the pretzels and place them back into the freezer. Store in the freezer until you’re ready to place in a dish for your party, because if you leave them out they will be G-O-N-E. ;)
They were a hit! And yes, they do taste better than regular chocolate peanut butter pretzels because they are made with love. Football love.
That’s just the start of weekend football festivities, we have a long season to go. More snacks and recipes to come!