Saturday, September 26, 2009

Footy Fever - Grand Final Day

For those of you who a: live in Australia and b: follow AFL....then today is your day. Geelong V's St Kilda, Grand Final Day. I am somewhat saddened as my home team of the Brisbane Lions are nowhere to be seen:( . Aussies take their football very seriously, whatever the code- equally as serious are the football parties which can start the night before the big game.

Ever the hostess (and always thinking of my belly!) below are a few tips for catering for a "footy do"
  • It doesn't have to be all 'pies and chips' or 'deep fried'!
  • have some low fat dips (hummus/ avocado mixed on low fat Philly cream cheese)
  • Serve light crackers or toasted pita bread with warmed salsa
  • Serve veggie and salad sticks as dippers (yes people will eat them if they are offered)
  • Sliced hard boiled eggs
  • Fresh fruits such as strawberries/ cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced lean meats
  • Small bruchettas or filo pastry wraps
  • Meat balls or chicken bites
Remember to keep jugs of iced water or soda water handy - to help hydrate and lubricate the 'rasping' throats.
Enjoy your day and .........GO THE SAINTS!
Kate x


Anonymous said...

OOO, that sounds yummy!! Being married to a Kiwi and having lived there for quite awhile, I know how serious Kiwis take their rugby! SO, I'll have to make quite a few of these dishes next time the All Blacks play Aussie! ;-)Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Thanks Kristen
We lost........however platter was a success!
Kate x