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In Texas fall means two things: Beautiful Weather is finally approaching and High School Football is here!
Growing up my family often went to the local high school football games, but I had no idea what attending a local game here in Texas was like until we moved here a few years ago. The first time we went to a hometown game I was stunned–we had to park blocks and blocks away, the whole town turned out for it! I love how everyone gets into the hometown spirit, and that all the schools in town have the same mascot from the time they’re in Kindergarten, which makes even younger kids want to turn out and support their hometown.
With our recent move to a new Texas town, I knew one of the fastest and easiest ways to make it feel like home would be to attend the local football games! To make the celebration special I wanted us to have a homegating party before we left for those Friday Night Lights. Coming at the beginning of the weekend I wanted something that would be fast, easy, delicious, and customized to my family’s wide array of taste buds. Seem like a tall order? Not at all with a few tricks up my sleeve!
Right now the Walmart Hot Deli has a great deal going on – Only $10 for a bucket of 20 wings! I love the fact that wings at the Walmart Hot Deli counter are affordably priced, great quality, fresh, fast and convenient. All of those things makes them perfect for an at-home football pre-game party or to pick up and bring to a tailgate. My family all loves boneless wings, and seeing this deal inspired me to create a Chicken Sliders Bar so that each of us could make exactly the slider we wanted, and also fill our bellies in a quick and easy way before the game!
Tablescape: This spread looks impressive enough for company, but is also easy enough to put together for your own family before the game! The best part is that every piece of it can be purchased at Walmart. I layered Black and White tablecloths and topped them with a fun football field cloth, Green textured place-mat and football themed napkins. Black & White serving dishes fit the theme while keeping the focus on all that delicious food! Speaking of which, here are the items you’ll need for your Slider Bar:
- Boneless Honey BBQ Wings
- General Tso’s Boneless Wings
- Sweet & Soft Slider Buns
- Sliced Cheese
The stars of the show were, of course, these mouth-watering boneless wings! I placed each flavor in separate, unique containers so that I could tell them apart easily. If you’re having guests over making little place cards labeling everything is a great way to make sure that the sweet lovers get the Honey BBQ and those who love spicy choose General Tso’s!
Picking up Pre-Made Guacamole and Coleslaw from the Deli and Fresh Produce section of Walmart works double time for you as they are perfect both as toppings and sides.
Although any type of slider bun will work, I suggest opting for a sweet, soft variety like a Hawaiian Bun. This sets off these possible flavor combinations just perfectly!
Cheese is a must when making any type of slider. For our meal, I set out a mix of double cheddar, pepper jack, and provolone cheese.
Finish off your bar by adding in fresh veggies, ranch dressing, and chips. Once again the ranch and the chips pull double duty by adding unexpected and fun flavors and textures when used as toppings for your sliders.
The beauty of the bar is that it allows you customize your slider exactly to your taste. To give you some great options right away, however, I thought I’d share our two favorite mashups!
Honey BBQ Gourmet Slider
- Hawaiian Slider Bun
- Honey BBQ Boneless Wings
- Provolone Cheese
This slider melds sweet and creamy flavors and textures together for a Yummmmm worthy moment.
General Tso’s Slaw Slider
- Hawaiian Slider Bun
- General Tso’s Boneless Chicken Wings
- Pepperjack Cheese
The kick and tang of the wings and cheese are balanced perfectly by the sweet of the bun and the creaminess of the coleslaw. This grown up slider is right on trend and sure to leave your guests smiling!
All that’s left to do is eat, enjoy, and scream “Go Team!”