Everyday Mom's Meals: Game Day Fun with Dr Pepper® and Kroger {Part 2}

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Game Day Fun with Dr Pepper® and Kroger {Part 2}

It's Game Day! Grab your favorite team apparel, load up the car (or grab the remote) and get the tailgating/pre-game party started!

For our family, as much as we love College Football (ALL football really) we have discovered we don't have to be at the game or even with a huge group of people to have fun. See, the three of us can make a pretty big ruckus ourselves, and do it right from the comfort of our living room!

As a busy mom, I have to make sure I can plan our day of football fun around everything else we've got going on, and one way I make it convenient for myself is by stocking up on our favorite snacks and drinks at Kroger. I am already there doing my weekly grocery shopping, so why not grab some favorites, like Dr Pepper® and let the party planning begin! For us, there needs to be lots of food, from main dishes like sandwiches, to sides, such as good ol' tater salad, to snacks we can munch on the entire game.

 For our at home football feasts, I still put out enough food to feed an army, even if it is just the 3 of us enjoying the game. I want us to be able to eat all day/evening long, and keep going back for more and more. The "spreads" I put out for these low key, in our own living room parties, have kinda become famous. Everyone is always so amazed at the amount of work I put into something that nobody but us will enjoy, but I always want it to be extra special, extra fun and of course, extra delicious.

One of the ways I make sure we can enjoy our tasty buffet all day long is to utilize one of my favorite kitchen appliances...my crock pot! Food stays warm all through the game and we can go back for seconds, thirds and fourths, as much as we crave!

So this time, with my crock pot and Dr Pepper®, I became inspired right away. Adding one of our favorite sodas, to one of our favorite dishes, barbecue, was a no brainer! The Dr Pepper® really blends with the barbecue sauce to make this barbecued pork like you've never tasted before! So unique. So tasty. Dripping with amazing flavor, they are sure to please even the hungriest of football fans.

If you are heading out to the game to party down in the parking lot, have fun! But if you are like us, and are enjoying your favorite team from your recliner, make sure you have just as much fun! Lots of food to keep you energized until the last down has been played!!

Oh, and while you're at Kroger stocking up on your game day essentials, look for the in-store sweepstakes from Miller Coors®/Kellogg’s®/Dr Pepper® for fly away trips to Rivalry Games! See store for details. Heck, maybe if your team comes up short, you can still be a winner!

Crock Pot Dr Pepper® Barbecued Pork
2 lbs. leftover roast pork, shredded
1 (19 oz.) bottle barbecue sauce
1 (12 oz.) can Dr Pepper®
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Pretzel Buns
Sliced Pickles

Spray Crock Pot with nonstick spray. Add pork, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Pour barbecue sauce over. Add a little Dr Pepper® to empty barbecue sauce bottle, put lid on and shake. Add to pork mix. Add rest of soda to pork. Stir well. Cook on LOW for 6 hours. Serve on pretzel buns with pickles.

Shared at Weekend Potluck

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. Game Day Greats brought to you by Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine

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