Are you super stoked for the big game this weekend? Me neither.
Channel your inner Icebox
. We'll get through this together.
1) Don't be afraid of getting a little cheesy.
I recently told a male friend that there were only two ways I would watch sports with him: 1) nachos, and 2) wine. I think that's fair. Nachos are basically my favorite food group. I once missed an entire third quarter of a basketball game, because I was so engrossed in my nachos. My personal preference is for that extra soup-y amaze-balls cheese, like this Quickie Chicken Nacho Skillet
2) Day drinking is one of football's best saving graces.
As much as my wallet would love it, straight up beer from a can is just not my thing. It might be a little more difficult to sneak your favorite Bourdeaux into a tailgate party without seeming too frou-frou, but you'll probably be able to find a bottle of vodka somewhere in the mix. Give this pretty and seasonal cocktail
a shimmy. Cranberry and ginger? Oui, oui!
3) Class it up.
Let's be honest. I may not be that into ESPN, but I can still drink with the boys. Vodka? Tequila? Come play with me, friends! And, yet, I'd like to pretend I'm a little too dainty to shotgun a two story beer bong...even though Facebook would tell you otherwise. That's where these gorgeous little teacups
come into play. I may have vices, but I take them like a lady
4) Get crafty with your bad self.Grab some chalkboard paper
and use it to display your snacks. Label cheeses or just draw a Yours/Mine line down the middle. Bonus: If things get REALLY boring, you can play Tic-Tac-Toe by yourself or draw a mini sketch of yourself on a beach somewhere...far, far away from the NFL.
Until next week... keep it classy, Tablespooners.