With the perfect fall weather and with football being in full effect, there is no better time to have an incredible tailgate. Whether you are a tailgating pro or hosting your first tailgate, I have the must-have tailgate foods that are found right at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club.
I don’t know about you, but tailgate foods have become a favorite of mine. There is nothing that I enjoy more than appetizing finger foods. One of many reasons I love BJ’s Wholesale Club is that in addition to their amazing food finds, they have a large selection of fresh, prepared foods, a deli section with a variety of salads and sides to choose from as well as a wide assortment of frozen foods.
When hosting your first tailgate, the easiest way to prep for a tailgate is to check out all these grocery items found at BJ’s. Having your food premade takes a lot of weight off your shoulders. After all, you want to be able to enjoy yourself and not be tired of making everything on your own. I am going to share the best-tasting items that we love to include at our tailgate.
Starting in the frozen section, I find that frozen food is the easiest to prepare, especially when hosting a bunch of people. BJ’s carries their exclusive Wellsley Farms brand, offering a variety of frozen food choices, such as appetizers, entrees, seafood, fruits, vegetables, and desserts. For our tailgate, I wanted to make everything as simple as possible, so I picked up a few items in the frozen food section.
The first thing that caught my eye was the Wellsley Farms Toasted Ravioli. Who does not love a lightly breaded ravioli? They are a party favorite and I knew they would be a tailgate hit. Could you imagine spending time making ravioli and preparing them to fry? That would be very time-consuming. To save time, place the ravioli on a baking sheet, pop them in the oven and then you are ready to go. You can enjoy the ravioli on its own or pair with Wellsley Farms Italian Style Marinara Sauce as a dipping sauce.
Another item you can pair with the Wellsley Farms Italian Style Marinara Sauce is the Wellsley Farms Mozzarella Sticks. Mozzarella Sticks are a favorite, not to mention, kids love them too. They are made with 100% real mozzarella and coated in delicious bread crumbs. Keep in mind, this is a two-pound bag, so, if you do not use all the mozzarella sticks, you will always have a snack for any occasion.
With enough finger food, you may enjoy a salad, as well. I opted to go with the Wellsley Farms Taboule Salad. This fresh salad is made of fresh chopped tomatoes, parsley and onions then tossed in lemon juice and olive oil. Every time I make it, it is a hit regardless of the event, however, making it is time-consuming and not to mention – messy! You can find this delicious salad is prepared for you the deli section. This is amazing when served with pita chips.
Speaking of chips, I like to find an alternative to chips and salsa. Everyone loves it and it’s the easiest thing to have at a tailgate. I like to switch it up with different dips. I picked out the Wellsley Farms Signature Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. For less than six bucks, you can pick up a 30oz container of delicious hummus that has a kick of flavor. If you want to go for a healthier route, you can pick up one of your favorite Wellsley Farms fresh vegetables to serve with like Wellsley Farms Organic Baby Cut Carrots.
Wellsley Farms Tavern Blend Gourmet is a MUST have! It is a blend of sweet and savory. All you have to do is pour in a dish, prepare and serve! How easy is that? Everyone will enjoy these.
There are so many items that you can find to complete your tailgating event but, you have to have dessert. I love these Wellsley Farms Brownie Bites. Found in the fresh bakery section of your local BJ’s, these brownies are baked fresh and have a homemade taste. It is a perfect bite. A small sweet bite to satisfy a sweet tooth is a must for any occasion.
I always find that when out eating, it is easier to munch on appetizers like food which is why I have selected these items. My crew is all about finger food. As always, you can switch up your items.
If you have been a long-time reader of my blog, you would know that I love sharing ways to simplify life. In this case, I wanted to share the easiest way to prepare for your next tailgate event without the hassle of spending hours cooking.
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