Get your bracket out and let the smash talking begin! It ‘s time for some college hoops. I cannot believe it is time for some college basketball tournament action again. Seems like just yesterday when my dad would bring home 2 copies of the newspaper so we could fill out our own NCAA Tournament Bracket. We would have so much fun making our picks and talking a little noise. Most of the time I had no clue who to pick… and that still stands true today. Back in the day, I would pull for the Kentucky Wildcats or the UNLV Rebels, but they have not been doing too hot recently. Plus, the only reason I would pick them is because my dad was from Kentucky and I always liked the UNLV mascot. Can you tell I put a lot of effort into my picks back then?
I actually have not been to any kind of college basketball game before. Therefore, I found it pretty cool that while Staci and I were on a tour of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the field was being converted to a basketball court for two upcoming games: Kansas Jayhawks vs Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. That is about as close as I may ever get and I am actually okay with that. I think I would much rather watch the games from the comfort of my home on my own TV. This way I can yell at the screen all I want without anyone looking at me weird.
Considering I have been busy with family members traveling or simply taking kids to various events, I have not had much time to even prepare for the games. Luckily, I was able to grab a few quick party items at our local Walgreens. The convenience of the store made for a fast break to grab and go all the snacks we needed. Walgreens is only about five minutes from our house and is easy to get to. Most people may think Walgreens only handles prescriptions and photos, but in reality they offer a wide range of items for any occasion. Not to mention, when we go to Walgreens we are greeted by friendly sales associates who are ready and willing to help. All the aisles are clearly marked so it is easy to find the items we need quickly. Plus, the shelves are stocked full to make sure we have plenty to choose from in relation to variety.
As we walked the aisles we began finding an assortment of snacks that would be perfect for our #SnackMadness party. Our teens had invited a handful of friends over to watch the game and we needed snacks. We discovered that Walgreens has several different type of Reese’s products. We found chocolate in all sorts of flavors and sizes. There was even a large selection of nuts, pretzels, beef jerky, and other foods made for parties. Not to mention, Walgreens carries Coca Cola products in numerous sizes and we knew the teens would enjoy them as well. Armed with everything we needed to host a fun College Basketball Tournament party, we were on our way back home to watch the games!
Reese’s Trail Mix
Since we like to snack as we watch sports, we were able to find a treat made to pass around as we cheered. We wanted to whip up something sweet and easy with the items we picked up at Walgreens. Therefore, we decided to make a Reese’s Trail Mix.
- 2 cups Reese’s Puff Cereal
- 1 ½ cups Life Cereal (or Chex Cereal)
- ½ cup Reese’s Pieces
- ½ cup Peanuts (we used Honey Roasted)
- ½ cup Raisins
- 1 cup Yogurt Covered Pretzels (broken)
- 10 Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (we used the White Chocolate)
- Break Yogurt Covered Pretzels in half before measuring.
- Unwrap Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl. Cover and shake to mix.
- Serve and enjoy!
Super easy just as I mentioned! And you can find all of the products at Walgreens. We were even able to grab a set of bowls with lids to both make and store the train mix. Walgreens really did have everything we needed… even a basketball to add to our #SnackMadness party fun!
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