Nessa is a full time wife and mother of two, living the small town life in rural Texas. She loves cooking everything from tried and true recipes to her own wonderful creations. Catch her blogging at Ramblings of a Texas Housewife and on Twitter @Nessa_TX.
Snacks for a Couples’ Game Night
My husband and I decided rather last minute to have our neighbors over for dinner and games the other night. We had about an hour to prepare and I really did not feel up to cooking. We threw together this quick, fuss free menu of wonderful snack foods.
There was very little prep work involved, but everyone raved about the food.
- Store bought bean dip
- Tuna dip
- Ritz crackers
- Cheese salsa dip
We simply washed and sliced the fruit, then arranged in serving trays. The fresh fruit was a lovely treat on a hot summer night. Fresh vegetables would make a nice addition as well. Fruits and vegetables are very easy to serve and a welcome addition to any menu.
Bean Dip: If you do not want to buy premade bean dip, you can quickly whip up some on your own. Take a can of refried beans and simply add a jar of salsa. Mix well with an electric mixer. That is all there is to it and it makes a delicious dip.
Tuna Dip: This is a family favorite. Mix one package of softened cream cheese with a can of well drained tuna. Add a teaspoon of liquid smoke and beat well with an electric mixer. It is not the prettiest dip, but everyone loves it!
Cheese Salsa Dip: For a different twist on queso dip, mix a jar of your favorite salsa or picante sauce with two cups shredded cheese. This is excellent with tortilla of Frito type chips.
To decorate the table, we scattered pieces of various board games, dominoes, and other game related items around the serving trays. It made for a cute and fun presentation. It looked great, took all of five minutes, and was super easy.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to make a meal folks will enjoy. Just make simple things that your family enjoys, present it in a fun way, and enjoy. Sometimes the simplest things are the most enjoyable. This game night snack menu was definitely a hit with our friends. Give it a try with yours!
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