Gameday Food on Thanksgiving? It can work

October 18, 2017 / by CHARGE


You might be thinking that based on the title, this isn't our usual business blog. You're right! Take your mind off work and read about some awesome recipes that you might want to make for Thanksgiving that also work for gameday. Here are our CHARGE's top recipes and who they belong to:

Fruit Turkey (pictured) - Ronda Hite

Are you the person who always brings a fruit tray to pitch-ins at work or with family and friends? This one is for you.


  • Grapes
  • Pineapples
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Clementine orange segments
  • The Turkey is a pear with raisins as eyes and candied ginger cut into shapes for the feet and nose

Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese - Chris Myers

This is a classic that almost everyone is guaranteed to like.


  • 16 oz Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 (12 oz) can of Evaporated Milk
  • 16 oz Whole Milk
  • 3 cups shredded sharp white cheddar
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar
  • ¼ cup of melted butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Cook elbow macaroni and cool
  2. Melt butter and cool
  3. Mix all wet ingredients and spices including cooled melted butter together
  4. Add wet ingredients to chilled elbow macaroni
  5. Mix in ¾ of shredded cheese
  6. Add all ingredients to Crock-Pot set on Low
  7. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of macaroni
  8. Cook for 3-3.5 hrs on low

Rye Crisps - Teri Toler

Looking to make something a little different than usual? Make this easy to eat appetizer!


  • 1 pkg. Party rye bread

  • 1lb      Velveeta cheese

  • 1lb      Roll of spicy sausage (Bob Evans preferably)

  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp. Garlic

  • 1 tsp. Salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Brown and drain sausage
  2. Add cubed Velveeta and other ingredients
  3. Spread on top of party rye slices
  4. Place on cookie sheet and broil for 3 to 5 minutes
    • Watch carefully so they don't burn!

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