A party is not complete without a great assortment of snacks. This list contains 10 snacks that are always a hit with any beer drinker.
The first snack on the list is cheese. Ideally you want to throw together an assortment of cheeses. Mozzarella, cheddar, Swiss, etc.
Since we are on the topic of cheese here is a fun quote. “Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality,” (US author and editor Clifton Fadiman).
Before we move on to the next snack, how about a cheesy joke?
Which is the most religious cheese?
Swiss, because it is holy.
Moving on to snack number two. Whether they are dry battered, sauced up, or spicy chicken wings are sure to be a big hit.
Here’s a few fun facts about chicken wings.
23 per cent of Super Bowl viewers eat chicken wings, which makes them the second most popular food item on Super Bowl Sunday after dips and spreads.
Did you know? Buffalo wings originated in Buffalo, New York, where they are not called Buffalo wings, but just “wings” or “chicken wings.”
The next beer snack on the list are delicious crispy onion rings. Just serve these with a dip of your choice. Ketchup will suffice for most people.
Onion Rings are actually very easy to make.
In less then 20 minutes you can make 3 servings.
Link to a great onion ring recipe: www.allrecipes.com
The fourth snack that is going to be very popular is a platter of deli meats.
This could include salami, ham, turkey, mortadella, and roast beef.
You can serve pre-cut meats or just put out a large baked ham.
Many grocery stores sell deli platters. If you want to save some money just do it yourself.
Here’s a link if you need some help building your own platter: www.ehow.com
Next snack on the list are the almighty nachos.
Nachos are of Mexican origin that can be either made quickly to serve as a snack or entree or prepared more elaborately and with more ingredients to make a full meal.
Nachos were invented in 1943 by a guy named…Nacho!
The best part about nachos is that they are very easy to make.
Just grab some tortilla chips, throw some veggies on and cover it all with grated cheese. Toss it in the oven or microwave and you’re done.
Nuts. Here’s some nut puns.
I walnut let you down.
That’s nut funny!
I walnut tolerate silly jokes!
Two peanuts were walking down a road One was assaulted.
Check out the benefits of eating nuts. Nuts for Life has really awesome facts sheets about various nuts.
Did you know eating a handful of nuts everyday can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by 30-50%.
Nut Tip: Mix nuts with dried fruit for a healthy snack.
Popcorn is always great. It is the perfect movie snack and will satisfy any beer drinker.
Did you know nearly all of the world’s popcorn is produced in the United States. Nebraska produces one-fourth of America’s production of popcorn, with Indiana right behind. Other major popcorn producing states are Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri?
Now you know.
Another cool fact is that popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain. It also has more iron than eggs or roast beef. It has more fiber than pretzels or potato chips.
Pretzels are one of those snacks you can never have just one of. Everyone loves the combination of beer and pretzels.
Nothing beats the large soft Bavarian style pretzels you get at Oktoberfest.
Except this – Joe Nacchio, of Federal Baking in Philadelphia, holds the record for baking the largest pretzel: It’s 5 feet across and weighs 40 pounds.
Get more fun facts about pretzels right here: recipes.howstuffworks.com
There is not much to say about crackers. It’s a simple snack that will please all.
Crackers are said to have been invented in 1792 when Theodore Pearson (1753-1817) of Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Did you know?
The holes in crackers are called “docking” holes. The holes are placed in the dough to stop overly large air pockets from forming in the cracker while baking.
Now you know.
Crackers are also great with cheese and deli meats as mentioned earlier.
Last but not least are sweet potato fries. This is a popular snack/appetizer made from yams.
These always go great with some spicy chipotle dip.
Sweet potato fries are high in vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin C. They also contain Vitamin which is critical for you immune system and overall health.
There you have it. That’s the list. Please comment below if you have any other favourite beer snacks.
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