We don't have any big plans for today but I wanted to make it at least a little festive around the house so I did a little game day cooking. On the menu is chili, queso and chips and football helmet shaped sugar cookies (and whatever else we scrounge up). I know it's nothing too exciting but it's just us so I didn't need to go overboard.
The best part of the menu is that I didn't have to go to the store to pick up anything. I, somewhat, chose the menu based on what I had around the house. I do that a LOT. I really dislike having to run to the store to pick up one little thing. I'd rather have a variety of things on hand so that they are available to be when I want them.
The chili - well, you know I've stocked up on lots of ingrediants for that but I actually used some tomatoes that I had stewed and frozen (with green peppers and onion) at the end of last summer. I did add in one can of tomatoes that I bought as well.
Add a pound of ground beef (I'm DYING for a good ground beef sale right now), some beans, chili seasoning (which I always have around) and I'm good!
The queso - Just throwing in the crock pot some of the Wholly Queso I picked up a few weeks ago, that was BOGO at K.S. I have Velveeta that I picked up during the mega event last week but the Wholly Queso is a refrigerator item so it needs to get used first.
The sugar cookies - I always have cookie mixes on hand. This one wasn't one of the free ones I picked up back in Dec, but one that I've had around longer and needed to use. I haven't made cutout cookies in a long time but we have a cute football helmet cutter so I decided today was the day. There may be heart shaped cookies in our future soon as well. ;)
If we were having people over I would have made some other dips and such but this will be good for us. You don't have to go overboard...just have enough, that's all you need. :) And if you can avoid making an extra trip to the grocery store to do it, then that's even better. :)