Award Show Party Food

Award Show Party Food - Guacamole Sliders and Tropical Chicken Nachos

With the Oscar award show coming up soon, I thought a post about award show party food would be appropriate. It’s always fun to have a movie night at home with friends and family. Since the Oscar show is kind of the ultimate movie night occasion, I figured I’d roll out the red carpet myself and create some real show stopping recipes. This award show party features two of my favorite things – Wholly Guacamole and Daily’s Cocktails. For family movie night, I made my friends and family some guacamole sliders and tropical chicken nachos. Yummy!

The foods I made were simple to put together thanks to the star ingredients from Wholly Guacamole. Here are my recipes…

Guacamole Sliders

Guacamole Sliders - Award Show Party Food

Guacamole Sliders Ingredients:
1 1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small tomato, thinly sliced
1 (7 ounce) package Wholly Guacamole, any variety
grated Cheddar cheese
rolls or small buns for sliders

Combine ground beef with salt and pepper. Shape into 10 patties of equal size. Place patties in a grill pan or on a grill over medium heat. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Serve topped with Wholly Guacamole, sliced tomato, and grated Cheddar cheese.

Tropical Chicken Nachos

Tropical Chicken Nachos - Award Show Party Food

Tropical Chicken Nachos Ingredients:
tortilla chips, approximately 1/2 of 12 oz bag
2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts – shredded or chopped
1 8 ounce package shredded Cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
1 (10 ounce) container Red Pepper Mango Wholly Salsa

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread a thin layer of tortilla chips in a 9×13 or equivalent baking dish.

Sprinkle chips with chicken and shredded. Spoon Wholly Salsa over the nachos.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and heated through.

Award Show Party Food

Award Show Party Food

My family recently had the chance to try some Wholly Guacamole products and it was a real treat for us. We’ve enjoyed the Wholly Guacamole in the Classic, Home Style, and Spicy varieties. They are all delicious, but the Home Style is our favorite with bits chunks of tomato, onion, and peppers throughout. It has a slight amount of heat that makes it perfect, but not overpowering.

I could eat chips and salsa every day of the week. The Red Pepper Mango Wholly Salsa that I used in my Nachos recipe is probably the best sweet salsa I’ve ever tried. If you’re more of a traditionalist, you’ll love the Wholly Salsa in the Classic Medium. It’s equally yummy! If you like to change things up a bit… Guacamole and Spicy Pico Wholly Salsa gives you the best of both worlds with a combination of fresh guacamole and salsa.

Award Show Party Food

Freeze, Squeeze, and Enjoy!

No award show party would be complete without refreshing beverages for the adults! I’m such a huge fan of Daily’s Cocktails. The Original Margarita rivals those I’ve had in restaurants, and the Pomegranate Acai Margarita is probably my favorite. I love the convenience of the frozen pouches. They are super affordable and perfect for parties. I like to keep an assortment of them in the freezer for guests (and myself, of course).

Daily’s Original Frozen Pouches are available in 3 new flavors – Light Pink Lemonade, Light Mango Passion Fruit Daiquiri, and Light Margarita. Have you tried them yet?

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Win an Amazing Daily’s and Wholly Guacamole Prize Package
One About a Mom reader will win a #RedCarpetReady prize pack (RV $75) that will include these items:

  • Four Wholly Guacamole and three Wholly Salsa products in a variety of yummy flavors.
  • A $20 Walmart gift card to pick up an assortment of Daily’s Cocktails Pouches (plus whatever else you might need!)
  • Promotional products from Wholly Guacamole and Daily’s Cocktails.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on March 2, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

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I received Wholly Gucamole and Salsa food and promotional products, in addition to a Walmart gift card to purchase Daily Cocktails for this review and giveaway. Opinions expressed are not influenced.

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  1. says

    I love wings I most often have chips and dip and you know we just don’t fondue like we used to which is too bad I do love a good fondue. Heck I just like saying the word F O N D U . Dang it know I’ve gone and done it, I have to find that fondu pot.

  2. Maria Reaser says

    Nachos with whatever left over meat, lots of cheese, salsa, jalepenos, guacamole, sour cream. Ok i guess condiments are my favorite snack lol

  3. Audra Weathers says

    I like a good taco bar with lots of toppings. Also I’m a sucker for a good french onion dip and baked chips.

  4. Lisa R says

    I make my own version of taco dip….scoops on bottm….taco meat and then melt cheese on it and then add all the taco ingredients on top like lettuce tomato etc

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  5. Ashley Parks says

    Our favorite party and/or movie night food is little smokies and Spicy Wholly Guacamole with tortilla chips!! YUM!!

  6. Katie Bellamy says

    My Father Inlaw makes the Velveeta Cheese Dip with his “special twist” for every family occasion! We LOVE it!

  7. Leslie Galloway says

    We love Velveeta & Rotel dip for a movie snack!

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  8. Ttrockwood says

    I love a bubbly drink like prosecco and some finger foods like veggies and hummus, garlic knots and mini brownies

  9. Ilene says

    Tostitos with guacamole, salsa and a dab of sour cream. Ice cold beer. Hot wings. Pigs in a blanket. that about does it!

  10. Wild Orchid says

    Nachos are my favorite

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  11. Cassandra Eastman says

    I am literally drooling after this post! Everything looks amazing! Our favorite award show snack is chips and dip, either spinach artichoke or spicy wholly guacamole!

  12. says

    Nachos are always a hit! And by adding a few different ingredients, you can totally change the nachos into a whole new meal! Like adding feta and black olives to go Mediterranean, or adding taco meat to go Mexican!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  13. Sue Hull says

    I like to eat chips and dip. I’m going to make those yummy looking sliders. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

  14. Bobby Tarumi says

    My favorite would be popcorn with Arare (a local Hawaiian combination; pronounced “ah ra reh”). Give it a try!

  15. Coriander Warren says

    those little cocktail weinies in bbq sauce, chicken wings, crackers and cheese…finger foods

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