Are you ready for the BIG GAME? It’s less than a week away – February 5th! You’re going to be when you see that I have a FUN GIVEAWAY for you, too!
Personally, I can’t wait! I’m a lifelong Patriots fan, so the celebration has been going on since their win against the Steelers! My husband and kids are Steelers fans, so the playoff game win was extra sweet because I was solo at home cheering for them!!
Football is a REALLY big deal in our house, so every year we always have a Super Bowl celebration! Having my beloved Patriots playing again this year makes it extra special! We usually invite 2 or 3 families over to come watch the Big Game and feast with us. The cool thing about the Game is that the commercial viewing is just as fun as the actual game, too!
So what’s on the menu? (That’s usually the 1st question I get asked by my friends who are coming over.) I love laying out apps throughout the Game because they’re the easiest foods for everyone to eat and enjoy.
Willow Tree is helping me create the perfect game time menu this year with their chicken dips and chicken salads. They make lip-smacking snacks to keep fans full no matter the outcome of the game and are a fan favorite across all teams! The dips and salads will keep everyone energized to cheer for TB12 (woohoo!), Edelman and the rest of the Patriots all the way (hopefully!) to the Super Bowl ring ceremony. It’s only fitting to have Willow Tree on the menu because they are New England’s premier provider of freshly prepared, hand-crafted poultry pies, chicken dips and deli chicken salads. I first fell in love with Willow Tree when my father co-owned a Bagel Shop in RI when I was in high school and they sold Willow Tree salads there. I became OBSESSED with their chicken salad, so much so that I’ve always had it “on hand” throughout the years. It’s THAT good. With five chicken salad varieties and two chicken dip flavors, there is sure to be something for everyone to like!
Since we have over 18 kids coming and 6+ adults, I thought it would be fun to make some easy and fun dishes with Willow Tree.
First up (or down – wink, wink!)?
Willow Tree’s no-mayo Avocado Chicken Salad. It is INCREDIBLE. I first tried it this past summer and was hooked! It’s Willow Tree’s first product made with Avèyo, which is an avocado-based mayo alternative. That’s right ladies, no mayo! It contains 70% less fat and 50% fewer calories than leading chicken salads. I love having a lighter, gluten-free, dairy-free and better-for-you option for my guests. It’s made with the brand’s own premium white meat chicken, dried cranberries and Avèyo (Hass avocado, white vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and lime juice). I thought it would be fun to take some tortilla scoop chips and add a spoonful of the Avocado Chicken Salad into the chip! Easy to eat. Easy to serve. Easy to keep replenishing throughout the game! I also love that I can make sliders with it, too! It really is such a versatile salad for you to do whatever you want with it! And let me reiterate… the taste is out of this world!
Next up on my menu?
Willow Tree’s Buffalo Chicken Salad. This is my husband’s absolute favorite! This is Willow Tree’s Original Chicken Salad with a spicy kick! Oh, yes… perfect for GAME TIME!!! It’s all white meat and buffalo hot sauce. My husband helped me create some yummy sliders with just a bread & butter pickle on top! The salad is so incredible on its own, you don’t need many (if any) add-ons! I LOVE having sliders on hand during the game because it’s great for all ages! We took some wheat bread and sliced into quarters to create our slider, but you could easily use small rolls to create them, too! My husband would literally eat the Buffalo Chicken Salad every single day; it really is such a delish salad to have at home all the time.
And last up on my menu from Willow Tree for the Big Game?
Willow Tree’s Chicken Caesar Dip. This should be a staple for all parties and gatherings at your house. Willow Tree’s premium all white meat chicken is prepared with cream cheese and delicious Parmesan Caesar dressing. Extra plus, it’s delicious when served cold and hot. You could literally just eat this with a spoon, it’s that delectable! Since it is a dip and I wanted to have some healthy options for my guests, too – I spread this out with veggies (any veggies will do!) and crackers. I have a feeling the kids will be dashing for the crackers and the adults for the veggies! It’s simply delicious with a little dipped onto a cherry tomato! It makes for a perfect bite!
As you can see, I’m pretty covered food wise for the big game! It’s going to be a fabulous party with a yummy spread! I’m excited to be bringing in some New England treats during this New England game (I mean, win!!!). Make sure you stock your fridge up with some Willow Tree for Sunday’s GAME!!!
I will make it extra easy for you to stock up your fridge! I have a $75 AMEX GIFT CARD for you to purchase everything you need for the big game plus Willow Tree products (the ones I included in this post) to GIVEAWAY!! Yes, that’s right!! You can win a fabulous Willow Tree Package for the BIG GAME!!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Willow Tree. All opinions are 100% my own.