February 5, 2014

I Won The Hostess With The Mostest Award Because of TGI Friday's

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TJ came home this past Sunday around 1pm after a week long roadtrip. He wasn't sure when he got in if we were going out or staying in to watch the Big Game, but together we decided to just stay at our apartment and invite a few of his teammates over since he was so exhausted after a week of traveling. This was a great game plan until I realized that I had absolutely nothing prepared for party guests, our fridge was bare, and the game was starting in three hours. We quickly zipped over to Walmart and headed straight to the freezer section where we picked up a couple of packages of TGI Friday's Loaded Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins, Honey BBQ Chicken, and Mozzarella Sticks to try out.


TGI Friday's appetizers are restaurant quality snacks and require zero prep work ... which basically means they saved our Game Day party along with my sanity while getting ready for our fiesta.

#TGIFGameDay #CollectiveBias

While I had the hot appetizers cooking in the oven, I quickly threw together some simple finger foods like cheese and pepperoni, fruit, pickles, crackers and chips. The potato skins, chicken and mozzarella sticks came out of the oven in less than twenty minutes, and all I had to do was place everything on cute football themed platters and set it out on our table. Our spread was quite lovely (and delish!), if I do say so myself.


You guys. This fruit dip? It's amazing. Mix together one block of cream cheese, 7oz of marshmallow fluff, one container of pineapple Greek yogurt, and a small can of (drained) crushed pineapple. You can thank me later.

And wham, bam, thank 'ya ma'am, this concludes the blog post in which I accept my Hostess With The Mostest Award, all thanks to TGI Friday's. 

(I'm not sure how many people were actually in the running for the award ... but I have heard that it was a very tight race.)

Do you have a go-to appetizer for parties and get togethers?
Please share it in a comment below!

xo,
Kym

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31 comments

  1. Now this is my kind of idea for food prep! And this is definitely my kind of idea for food eating!!
    This looks ahhh-mazing, Kym! Any time you want to fly to another country and whip this up for me, I would be delighted!!

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    1. I haven't been to Canada yet, you know!! I will totally come and put on a party, even if it's just for the two of us. This girl likes to EAT lol

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  2. Umm...I am guessing my invite got lost in the mail? ;)

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    1. I was wondering why you didn't come to the party ;( ;( haha!

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  3. The spread looks amazing and that fruit dip sounds incredible! I never would have thought to use marshmallow fluff in a dip! I love those little football picks too!

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    1. I saw it used in a recipe on Pinterest ... I doctored it up with the Chobani so I didn't feel so bad eating marshmallow fluff and cream cheese, haha! But it was so delish with fruit and cinnamon graham crackers!

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    1. Yes! They were on the table in 20 minutes and they were surprisingly soo good!

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  5. Love TGIF's frozen appetizers! They are our go to for a quick snack. Yum! That dip does sound quite amazing. I am going to have to try it!

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    1. I hadn't tried them until Sunday but they will definitely be our go-to! I loved that they were in and out of the oven and on the table in 20 minutes!!

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  6. A huge crockpot filled with buffalo chicken dip. My go to for sure, and I STILL have tons of leftovers!

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    1. MMMM buffalo chicken dip is SOOOO my favorite! We left our crockpot at home this season because I'm an idiot. Now you have me craving it, Kalen!!

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  7. My favorite go to is a stick of Velveeta Cheese mixed with a can of no bean chili. Pop in the microwave for 3 minutes at a time, stirring each time until all smooth and melted! Voila!! Amazing chili cheese dip! We serve with tortilla chips but any chip will do :)

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    1. Mmmmmmm, any type of Mexican-y dip is my absolute fav! I'm going to keep this recipe in my back pocket for our next gathering. Thanks for sharing Sara! xo

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  8. I always forget about their apps when I'm party planning. I always seem to find myself making something. Thanks for the ideas ;)

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    1. I truly do love to cook, but TJ's decision to stay in was so last minute, and these apps honestly did save our party. They were in the oven, out of the oven, plated, and on the table in 20 minutes!

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  9. Mark loves TGI Fridays and there are literally none by us...except when we travel and have a layover in the Atlanta airport. That looks delicious!

    ~Amanda
    Meet @ the Barre

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    1. Aweee bummer! Have you checked your frozen section at the grocery store? I'm sure they aren't 100% as tasty as the restaurant, but the potato skins and chicken were delish!

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  10. Layer cream cheese, Hormel Chili, and shredded Taco cheese (in that order) and heat in the oven until the cheese on the top is melted, dip with nachos and voila! Yummy, super easy appetizer!

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    1. YUMMM I'm definitely going to keep that recipe in my back pocket!!

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    1. I was torn between that and the mozza sticks ... definitely going with the artichoke dip next time!! xo

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  12. Amazing - well done Kymmy! Definitely Hostess with the Mostest x

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    1. Maaaaybe I should come out to SA and host a housewarming party for you?! xoxo

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  13. Uhhh did my invite get lost in the mail? I LOVE TGIFridays apps!

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    1. The potato skins were so good! I wasn't a fan of the mozza sticks and I want to try their jalapeno poppers! Have you had them?

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  14. Oh my gosh I drooled a little bit looking at these pictures.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I gained 5 pounds eating and 5 pounds looking at the food. Thanksgiving 2.0 was a success lol

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  15. Looks awesome!!!! Seriously making me hungry! #client

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  16. I've made that fruit dip before minus the pineapple parts and it's sinfully delicious!! PS, your drink koozies are ADORABLE!

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  17. Yummm! No wonder you won an award!

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