Monday, June 28, 2010

Hasbro Game Night

Hasbro Game Night!

Ahh, the perks of the internet. As a member of, I have the opportunity to apply for parties I'd like to host. HouseParty reviews the applications and then offers you a party pack if you agree to host. The party packs usually include various items to help make your party a success. In this party pack -- for a Hasbro Game Night House Party -- I received the three games shown above: Taboo, Catch Phrase, and the highlight of the pack, Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It -- the latest version that hadn't even hit stores yet when I received it!

Brainstorming how to make my party extra special, I decided to combine game night with a wine and food pairing, which the guests would enjoy while taking a wine trivia quiz -- the first game of the night.

I picked three white wines: Champange, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
No, these are not expensive wines. Yes, you can get them at your grocery store for under $10. No, my guests didn't care. :)

And here are the three reds: Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon

The first course!

Champagne goes well with salty appetizers, such as the nuts and crackers. It also pairs well with parmigiano reggiano cheese and peaches and plums.

The wine quiz!

The 2nd pairing: Marinated Chicken and Shrimp Skewers, served with Sauvignon Blanc

The 3rd pairing: Crab Cakes Over Salad Greens, served with Chardonnay

The 4th pairing: Open-Faced Hamburger Sliders, topped with shredded cheese and french-fried onions, served with Zinfandel

The 5th pairing: Spaghetti with Homemade Marinara Sauce, served with Merlot

The 6th and final pairing: Dark chocolate, served with Cabernet Sauvignon

All guests received coupons from Hasbro!

***All recipes shown in this post will be available over the course of the week -- keep checking back for updates!

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