Grey Cup is arguably the biggest game of the year.  Football fan or not, it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and celebrate.  Host an entertaining football themed party with these tips and tricks.

Decorations are always fun but a little goes a long way. Jazz up food tables with a simple green table cloth. Take it to the next level by using white duct tape as the yard lines.  Buy brown disposable plastic cups, and draw football stitching down the side of each one.  Is your team playing in the game?  Pick up napkins, straws and paper plates in your team’s colours to show your team spirit.

 

Don’t be left fumbling when guests need a drink.  Setup a beverage station with a bucket filled with soda or beer on ice so everyone can help themselves.

 

What would a Grey Cup party be without the snacks?  Tackle the munchies by offering a variety of treats and appetizers that can be eaten with your hands.  Dips, hors d’oeuvres served on sticks, or wrapped in phyllo or wontons all top my list of go-to’s.  Not everyone is going to risk missing a play to grab some grub, so set out a small selection of crackers and cheese, chips, or nuts on the coffee table near the action for easy access.

No party is complete without Tre Stelle Cheese, especially my favourite, Feta.  Whip up these Chicken, Feta and Red Pepper Wonton Cups.  They’re easy and impressive and are sure to please football fans.   Check out the Shareables section of the website for other great finger food ideas that use other delicious Tre Stelle cheeses.

 

Chicken, Feta and Red Pepper Wonton Cups

Yields 24 wonton cups

 

1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (store bought rotisserie chicken is a huge time saver)

½ cup chopped roasted red pepper (homemade or store bought)

½ cup cream cheese

½ cup crumbled Tre Stelle Feta, plus more for garnish

1 clove garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

24 wonton wrappers

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mold wonton wrappers into the cups of a mini muffin tin.  Bake for 5 minutes, or until the wontons hold a cup shape.  Repeat until you have molded about 24 (I recommend doing a few more, just in case some break).

Remove from the mini muffin tin and set aside to cool.

To make the filling, in a medium bowl, mix together shredded chicken, roasted red peppers, cream cheese, Tre Stelle feta, salt and pepper.  Mix well to combine.

Spoon the filing into each wonton cup.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

Remove from the oven, sprinkle with more Tre Stelle Feta.  Best served warm, but they’re still awesome at room temperature.

 

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