This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own.
We are well into football season and, after church on Sundays, our focus is getting our spread laid out so that we can spend the afternoon with some much needed relaxation after working hard all week. A quick trip to Walmart on Saturday is all we need to pick up some KING’S HAWAIIAN® and all of our other game time food essentials.
Our Sunday table is designed for grazing. Whereas some families make a big fuss over Sunday dinner, I spend the whole week cooking and I try to make it a point to take Sunday off. During the fall, I really just want to spend that time watching football. By setting the table up for grazing, I don’t have to worry about being interrupted by hungry kids who want snacks or dinner or whatever.
The key to a great game time spread is that the food has to be tasty at room temperature and it has to be portable. Our game time essentials are pretty standard fare. Of course, we have chips and dip. What game time table is complete without them? We also make it a point to have some healthy options like broccoli, snap peas, and cherry tomatoes so that our kids aren’t just gorging themselves on junk food all day. We always have KING’S HAWAIIAN® on hand because the whole family loves them and because they never sit on the sidelines of the table. Often, we’ll base our entire game time meal around them!
Even on my day off, it’s not like I’m going to go without cooking up something. Each week, in addition to our standard fare, we’ll have some sort of dish as the standout. Often, I’ll base it off of some of our leftovers from the previous week. This week, I’ve got some braised pork loin. When I headed to Walmart this week, in addition to my game time essentials, I picked up some KING’S HAWAIIAN® Hamburger Buns, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles so that I can make some Cuban sandwiches. I think that this sandwich is quickly prepared, works well at room temperature, can be cut down to easy finger food size, and that the sweet buns will be a perfect in this sandwich.
Check back in a couple of weeks for my KING’S HAWAIIAN® Cuban Sandwich recipe and see how my game time table comes together. In the meantime, check out more ideas from Courtney Whitmore on Walmart.com!
What foods make your game time essentials list? How do you make KING’S HAWAIIAN® the captain of your game time table?
[…] We are deep into football season, which means that, by now, you probably have your homegating rituals well in hand. If, like me, though, you like to change things up sometimes, you are going to love my Cuban Sandwich using KING’S HAWAIIAN® hamburger buns! You can get everything you need for them with a game day shopping trip to Walmart! […]