How many of you like to get the kids excited for the Ravens game? Need some ideas for how to get them involved? Here are a few…
Not only can they wear their favorite players jersey, but why not take it a step further and have a purple contest. Kids can get dressed in anything purple, even wear a purple wig. There are so many things available to dress in from dresses to jeans, hair to nail polish. Why not go all out for the game? The best dressed purple kid gets a Ravens surprise.
Here’s an idea… Get a clear jar and get some purple M&M’s. You can get “Ravens” M&M’s but you will pay dearly for those! You have to get a few pounds of them to make it hard. Count them and then put them in a jar on the festive purple table you have set up. Have each child guess how many are in the jar. The winner gets a cool Raven item of your choice.
Kids love cake and frosting. The best cake invention for kids is the cake pop. The children will love a sweet purple cake pop that won’t make a mess in your home. Yummy! Plus they look super cute on your table.
Get the children involved and let them use their imagination! Think Purple Pride on everything!
This turns purple very easily for a Ravens Chili!!Why not surprise your guest?
Ok, Ravens fans, here is a recipe that can be doctored up with purple food coloring for the game. Just a few drops of purple and you can show your team spirit through your food.
Here is a tasty recipe your guests will love.
Purple Chicken Chili
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each), chopped
2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained, divided
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Chopped jalapeno pepper, optional
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion in oil for 10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the chicken, chicken broth, green chilies, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low. With a potato masher, mash one can of beans until smooth. Add to saucepan. Add remaining beans to saucepan. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until heated throughly.
*** this is where you make it purple***
Top each serving with cheese and jalapeno pepper if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
1 cup (calculated without jalapeno) equals 219 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 644 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 19 g protein.
Originally published as White Chicken Chili in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Fall 2006, p21
***Be sure to add your Purple Food*** after it is completely cooked.
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