How to Save on Big Game Appetizers #SaveALotInsiders #SwitchAndSave
Now that our New England home team has secured their spot for the BIG Game we are in party prep mode. What kinds of foods should we make, and how can we save money doing so? These days, we can all agree that the costs of food and party supplies can make hosting parties rather stressful. Fear not though, because grocery stores like Save-A-Lot want to change that.
Ready to see the appetizer ingredients (enough for 2 different ones) a game-day must-have snack, and some party paper products that cost me under $30 at my local Fall River Save-A-Lot store?
Check it out!
That’s right, I scored a cart full at Save-A-Lot, and have been practicing some cheesy appetizer ideas that will WOW my guests come February 5th. I know darn well I could not touch all these items for that price at most other retailers.
Let’s break down what I bought:
- Wrightware Heavy Duty Paper Plates
- Dart Red Plastic Cups
- Wrightware Napkins
- Wrightware Plastic cutlery
- CoBurn Farms Sour Cream
- CoBurn Farms Cheddar Cheese
- CoBurn Farms Cream Cheese
- 2 packages of white mushrooms
- 4 large baking potatoes
- large onion
- garlic bulbs
- 1 box Steak Umm
- Senora Verde Salsa
- America’s Choice Tortilla Chips
- black pepper spice
- pig ear snack for my pooch
That is a very healthy amount of groceries for under $30! Plus, select stores even have a $5 off $35 coupon in their ad! I was happy to have stocked up on these Big GAME essentials for such a great price. Now, I am all set with paper ware that can actually cost an arm and a leg elsewhere.
When you shop at Save-A-Lot you can score savings up to 40% off. I was mega impressed by this and guess I need to head to my local Save-A-Lot store more often! Even their meats were way less than what I was typically paying weekly at other grocers.
View your local Save-A-Lot weekly ad here.
Ready for some tips on How to Save on Big Game Appetizers? Check these out:
Serve tortilla chips & Salsa -under $4 at Save-A-Lot
Boost your tortillas & salsa with a layer of sour cream or cream cheese for less than $2 more
Serve veggies like celery and carrots with a sour cream based onion dip for under $7
J Higgs Popcorn, Pretzels, or Potato chips are also less expensive options that guests can munch on.
Not a cook? Frozen appetizers like mozzarella sticks and wings can be made in minutes for less at Save-A-Lot
Meatballs warmed in the crock pot with some pasta sauce or 1 container of grape jam & 1 container of chili sauce can go a long way
Make these Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms. At just under $9 for a baking sheet full, you can have yourself a tasty appetizer made for less!
Here is what you will need to make these Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms:
- 2 packages of white mushrooms
- 1 package of cream cheese
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Fresh Thyme, and Oregano -finely chopped
- 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
Wash and clean your mushrooms well in cool water, gently pop out the stems, and set them aside.
Dry mushrooms thoroughly.
Heat a skillet with olive oil
Mince your 2 cloves of garlic, and reserved mushroom stems.
Saute your garlic, and mushrooms until the juices are mainly evaporated. Remove your pan from heat, and let your veggies cool.
Once your veggies are cool add you cream cheese directly to your pan (so you don’t have to dirty another bowl, and so you can absorb all the extra flavoring) mix well. Add your spices, and shredded cheese. I found molding the mixture with my clean hands worked best!!
Bake for 15 minutes at 350
To get you experiencing the Save-A-Lot difference, the folks at Save-A-Lot have provided us with two $25 gift cards to give away. One giveaway will be on our Instagram post here, and one below. Good Luck!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.