Who doesn't love a party? Around here, someone calls up, says, "I've cleaned my kitchen!" and let the party plans commence. Pitch-ins are the greatest because friends bring either their crowd-favorite dish or their latest find on Pinterest. I'm getting ready to gather all my peeps for food and fun cheering on our Purdue Boilermakers as the NCAA Tournament tips off this week. With the recipes I have gathered for you, you will have a slam dunk on your table with any or all the dishes and drink recipes you find here. They are tried and true recipes from some of the best cooks I personally know, and most are made with ingredients you already have in your own fridge, freezer, or pantry. Let's tip off the ball and get this party-planning game going!
The Farmwife Crafts Slowcooker Honey BBQ Wings
Chasing Saturdays Crock Pot Bacon Wrapped Smokies
The Farmwife Cooks Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Dip
The Farm Wife Cooks Fiesta Ranch Crackers
The Backroad Life Turkey, Onion, and Chive Pinwheels
The Backroad Life Crock Pot Fiesta Corn Dip
My Fearless Kitchen Slow Cooker Pineapple Meatballs
Kim Galeaz Rebound with Hot Reuben Dip
Beyer Beware King's Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches
The Farmwife Feeds Crock Pot Smoked Sausage Bites
And from my kitchen:
Maker's Mark Kielbasa Bites
Crockpot Spicy Chicken Queso Dip
No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Fan Favorite 7 Layer Mexican Dip
Crockpot Caramel Apple Dippers
Now, don't you worry. A party isn't a party unless there are fun party drinks to go along with all that wonderful food. Beer might be the beverage choice for some sports fans, but parties are fun times to get creative with your drinks. You know, there is even a drink called a Boilermaker! It's super simple. Pour beer into a glass, and whiskey into a shot glass. Drop the full shot glass into the glass with the beer, and BAM! Bottoms Up and Boiler Up!
Here are some other fun choices to consider.
Drinks for kids:
The Farmwife Drinks Green Punch
The Farmwife Drinks Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
The Farm Wife Drinks Homemade CopyCat Wendy's Frosty Recipe
Drinks for adults:
The Farmwife Drinks Fireball Cherry Apple Bomb
The Farmwife Drinks Hop, Skip, and Go Naked Bud Light Beer Punch
* This is so good that you might even find yourself hopping and skipping, but try to slow down a bit before you hit that last part.
The Farmwife Drinks Rum Punch - Tidal Wave or Shark Bowl Punch
So, I've gathered the best recipes for your parties and my own. There is something for fans of every age to enjoy. Gotta keep them all happy just in case the score is not to their liking.
One more shout out to my alma mater, Purdue"
Here's hoping all your teams play their best games, and your parties go on well after the last whistle is blown.