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Are you ready for football season? For me, fall is all about football and homegating parties. These parties are my favorite because they are so casual and relaxed. I don’t even have to get dressed up. Jeans and favorite football jerseys are the way to go and my Bacon Sausage Kabobs are always a huge hit.
A few days before my homegating party, I make a list of everything I need to get my house party perfect. I don’t want to spend time in the kitchen while the game is on so I make a run to my local Dollar General for my favorite Georgia-Pacific®, Glad® and Kingsford® products.
I’ll be cooking my easy Bacon Sausage Kabobs on the grill, so I make sure to stock up on my favorite Kingsford® Charcoal while I’m in Dollar General.
When it comes to getting your house ready for your homegating party, you don’t have to spend hours cleaning. My cleanup tips will get your house party-ready in no time at all.
Favorite Pre-Party Cleanup Tips
Will your guests be arriving through the front door? If so, make sure their first impression is a good one. Sweep the porch and entryway. Clean the glass in your front door to get rid of fingerprints and smudges. A little window cleaner and Sparkle® Paper Towels are all you need. Done!
Get Rid of Clutter
My husband thinks I have way too many throw pillows on the sofas. Since this is where everyone will be gathering while watching the big game, I banish most of the pillows to my bedroom. Get rid of clutter in the kitchen and bathrooms too.
Freshen up the Bathrooms
Make sure the bathroom your guests will be using is clean and smells fresh. Be sure and stock up on Angel Soft® with Fresh Lavender Scent 12 Big Roll. It smells so good! You can never have too much bath tissue!
Dump the Trash
Don’t forget to dump the trash and add a new trash can liner. I use Glad® Trash Bags because they grip the can and have 2x more stretchable strength.
Serve Delicious Bacon Sausage Kabobs
Good food is a must at a homegating party. You’re going to love my Bacon Sausage Kabobs. They are so easy to cook on the grill. Plus they’re easy to eat while watching the big game because you don’t need a fork or spoon!
Hostess Tip: Be sure and have Glad® Food Containers on hand to store all your leftovers.
- Soak 6 bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes
- 1 (14 oz.) package smoked sausage, cut into 1" pieces
- 8 slices of center cut bacon, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 red onion, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
- Barbecue sauce
- Soak the bamboo skewers in water while the grill is preheating.
- Cook the bacon pieces for 1 minute in the microwave.
- Thread sausage, bacon, onion, bell pepper on skewers ending with sausage.
- Grill over medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side.
- Brush with barbecue sauce and cook for two additional minutes.
Helpful Hint: Buy 3 participating items and save $3 at Dollar General. Offer valid 9/25/17-10/22/17.
It doesn’t take long to spruce up your house for guests. You’re ready to host your homegating party like a boss and you won’t have to miss a play during the big game!
How do you prepare for a homegating party?