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It’s that time of year.
You might think that I’m talking about back to school or all things “pumpkin spice”, but in this family, the end of summer brings something even more exciting…college football!
You see, though I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up from the time I was a young girl, I only had one prerequisite for my future college – it had to have a football team. That might sound strange, but I felt like it was part of the college experience – weekend games, mascots, and memories. Oh, and it was.
This time of year you can find my husband and I glued to the television, watching our favorite teams (though I dare say we don’t necessarily cheer for the same ones).
He’s responsible for the schedule and making sure we don’t miss a thing.
Me, well, I’m responsible for getting our game day snacks together. You can’t exactly “homegate” or even “tailgate” without the proper food and drink, especially in Texas.
With this Saturday’s lineup, you can bet I’ve already shopped at my local Tom Thumb here in Dallas.
This week has been incredibly busy because it was the first week of school, so I opted for snacks that wouldn’t take much prep work.
I found freshly baked brownies in the bakery section and knew exactly what I would do to make them perfect and semi-homemade for game time.
- Make or buy cake brownies
- Using a sharp knife, cut each brownie into the shape of a football.
- Melt white candy melts in the microwave (30 seconds at a time, then stir).
- Place melted white candy melts in a plastic baggie and snip off one corner to pipe the “icing” on the football – to look like football laces (or use professional piping bag).
Of course, Tom Thumb had an incredible selection of cheese and crackers for our savory snacks. I even found some football themed napkins in the seasonal section.
For drinks, I stocked up on Dr Pepper®.
Why? Who doesn’t love a great soda while cheering on their favorite team?
Truth be told, there’s another reason I stocked up on Dr Pepper.
Fanatics $5 offer code
Buy any 2 Dr Pepper 12-Pack 12oz Cans, 6-Pack 16.9oz Bottles or 8-Pack 12oz Bottles from any Albertsons Companies retailer between 09/01/2017 – 10/31/2017 in one transaction and text FANGEAR to 811811.
Follow instructions to send a photo of your receipt to get a $5 Fanatics promo code.
Fanatics? Oh yes, it is the go-to place for a sports fan, from jerseys to handbags and even jewelry. A promo code is just what I need before the college football season! SHOPPING!
Visit www.GameTimeFanGear.com for more information.
So what are you waiting for? Head to your local Albertsons Companies retailer now (for me, that’s Tom Thumb)!
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