Party Planning Tips Plus $50 Gift Card Giveaway {Closed}

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I must admit, I can watch just about any sport as long as I have some great food by my side. Now, I am not what you would ordinarily call a “sports fan,” but a food fan… A thousand times yes.

I’ve seen live baseball, hockey, football, boxing and basketball games at one time or another. My husband realized a long time ago that if he really wanted to “draw me in,” then great food had to be a part of the “let’s watch sports” equation.

The upcoming March college basketball games are a great excuse for some great food and party fun. Game day party food should be easy and delicious. People want to be able to watch and mingle, while they eat.

My Crispy Baked Chicken Wings will do just that. They are portable, delicious and so easy to make. These chicken wings are a guaranteed slam dunk (see recipe below). The Progresso® Italian Style breadcrumbs that I used gave them a crispy and tasty coating.

You can stop by Food Lion® to pick up the chicken, seasonings maybe some drinks and whatever else you need for your game day get-together. While you are there, be sure to check out Food Lion’s® awesome March sale.

Food Lion Food Promo with General Mills

Right now if you buy 10 General Mills products using your Food Lion MVP Card you will get a $5 coupon printed at the register that you can use during your next. Products must be purchased in one transaction and coupons expire on 3/30/14.

On a recent shopping trip, I picked up some of our favorite boxes of cereal , some Progresso® soups and Progresso®Italian Style breadcrumbs.

I still can’t believe that it’s still so cold outside! The best part about this sale is you can use your $5 coupon on anything you want. Now that’s what I call value.

To add to the excitement of the Food Lion® Sale, I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win a $50 dollar gift card to help with your shopping in the giveaway below. One reader will be selected to win on March 28th,

Time to get the party started!

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings (Serves 4-6)

  • 2 lbs chicken pieces
  • 3-4 eggs (well beaten)

(add these ingredients to your taste)

  • Progresso® Italian style breadcrumbs
  • flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • all-purpose or poultry seasoning
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne
  • Canola oil spray

*For serving

Celery sticks

Ranch, mango chutney and barbeque sauces (or any sauces desired)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Rinse wings and pat dry

Add salt, pepper and other seasonings

In small batches coat wings in flour, then dips in eggs, then breadcrumbs…Shaking off excess after each addition

Place chicken wings on foil lined lightly sprayed sheet pan

After placing the chicken on the sheet pan, lightly spray the other side of the chicken with the canola oil

Cook for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown- turning half way between cooking

Serve alongside fresh cut celery and selected sauces or dipping

$50 Food Lion® Gift Card Giveaway:

One reader will win a $50 gift card to Food Lion®. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter below. Contest ends at midnight on 3/28/14. Winner will be notified by email.

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