Hello! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween. After a birthday brunch for my Dad at Charleston’s Cafe:
I got in some exercise & housework and then got ready for our Halloween/football party. The nice people at Shake N’ Bake supplied Mandi & I with a box of Shake N’ Bake’s new buffalo flavored seasoning mix, football plates, and a stipend to help us put together an awesome party (disclaimer: we received all of these items for free).
According to the people at Shake N’ Bake, the buffalo flavoring mix is “an easy, two-step snacking solution that turns bland chicken into a spicy, low-fat alternative to Buffalo wings.” Mandi & I had never made Shake N’ Bake before and we were excited to give it a go. A few action shots (yes, I am a cheese ball ;)):
And the final product:
Served with Ranch for dipping:
This was easy to make! I adjusted the cooking temperatures from what was suggested by the box, but otherwise followed the directions. Since I don’t eat meat, I didn’t sample the goods. However, everyone agreed the chicken was really good- light, but spicy! A great, healthier alternative to wings.
Alongside the chicken, we served up some tasty eats with a Halloween theme.Fruit & Ghost Poop (aka- my cool whip dip. Mix 1 container cool whip with 1 single serving container fruit yogurt):
Vegetables with Mandi’s fiery witches dip (aka Greek yogurt & light sour cream mixed with a coastal seasoning blend from the Charleston Spice & Tea Exchange):
Witch’s fingers (I got this idea from a party Janetha went to, pizza dough topped with a little olive oil and spices and a pepperoni “finger nail”. For a vegetarian version- use almonds instead of pepperoni. The fingers were served with marinara):
And last, but certainly not least, Mandi made up beautiful spider web brownies based on a recipe from Lick the Bowl Good:
It was a delicious spread:
We had a great night with our husbands. Aside from eating, we also gave out tons and tons of candy:
Want to win your own Shake N’ Bake party kit including:
- A sample of NEW Shake ‘N Bake Crispy Buffalo
- Football-themed serving plates
- A tip sheet that includes tips on how to host the perfect football party
- A $50 American Express gift card to outfit the rest of your party
Leave a comment below by Friday, November 5 at 7:00 AM telling us about your best/favorite Halloween costume. You DO NOT need to have a blog to enter. The winner will be chosen at random.