Monday, September 13, 2010

Tips For Throwing Together A Last Minute Buffet With Tasty Results

It was football time in Tennessee on Saturday and hubby decided a few hours before the ballgame that he would like to have some folks over.  No need to panic when there are so many ready made ingredients out there that can be whipped into a tasty football buffet with little time and trouble. 

Tyson makes several flavors of ready made wings...we had hot wings after about 22 mins in the oven.  Popcorn chicken for the kiddies. 

Ham sandwiches made from a Kentucky Pride sliced ham, heated in the crockpot and sandwiched between some yummy fresh Sara Lee rolls from the bread aisle.  Slice up some fixings and you are ready to go.

Tex Mex Stew is easy to put together and tastes great with purchased tortilla chips.  You can find the recipe here.

Open some chips up and sit them in a big old bowl so your folks can just ram them arm in and pull our a handful.  I purchased this huge bowl for holding chips at my Halloween Party, but it also just happens to be the Vols team colors, as well)

Dessert is easily solved with a big bowl of candy and a plate of doughnuts. 

There you have a quick, fast buffet and not a single complaint.  Remember that you don't have to stress through preparing party foods...with a little thought and a trip to the local Walmart, you'll be the best cook around in no time. 

Hope you had a great weekend.

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Kim's Treasures said...

Looks wonderfully delicious to me!!! You even set a pretty table!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Boy, Anita, you throw a buffet together like nobody's business! When both my kids were at home {maybe, about 5, 6 years ago now and before I had to go gluten free} we would just order a small hero and that was basically lunch and dinner; some potato and macaroni salads. Family, the food and football made for a great Sunday afternoon!

Yesterday I heard my hubby and son talking about getting food for next weekend. Trying to feel out the son-in-law if he would be coming over so would it be worth getting a hero. In the cooler weather last year, I made a chili almost every weekend for the game, in my crockpot. It was gone in minutes!

Julie Harward said...

It all looks good! Colorful and delish! I got used to doing this as I raised our kids, they were always bring friends in at any time of the day or night wanting food! ;D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I am loving that polka dot bowl. I see Cheetos and candy, I'd be happy!

Marydon said...

What a lovely array of foods & table setting. Now I will excuse myself & go eat ...

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

Theresa said...

Yummy, now I am HUNGRY! Can't wait to go check out that stew recipe, looks delicious! This is my favorite kind of food buffet for gameday!

Have a great evening! HUGS!

Sarah said...

It's good to be flexible. Looks like you had a great party.

Jane said...

Great job! Very fun and festive, perfect for a quick party.