Grey Cup Party Made Easy


Party for the win

After a very chilly East Division playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Manitoba’s CFL team -the Winnipeg Blue Bombers- clinched their spot in the 99th Grey Cup! The breezy -15 weather didn’t stop the sold-out crowd from going out in full support of the team, which was also to be the last game ever played at Canad Inns. And what a final game it was.

The Bombers have not won a Grey Cup in 20 years, and Sunday’s game isn’t going to be easy. They will play the B.C. Lions to a home crowd. For those of us not fortunate enough to be travelling to B.C. to watch the game, why not consider hosting a Grey Cup party? It’s easy! Pull out all the blue and gold gear you own and follow our simple tips to get started!

Baked Fries with canola oil | www.canolaeatwell.comFood…the fuel of the party

Football party food doesn’t have to be difficult to make. it also doesn’t have to be unhealthy. We’ve got you covered with a few basics:

Instead of putting out chips and onion dip, make your own Baked Chips and serve them with our Canola Garlic-Herb Spread.

Ditch the cheezies for a platter of veggies, or crackers and cheese.



Chili and football go together like turkey and thanksgiving. This Spicy Three Bean Chili recipe includes beans which are incredibly nutritious and are an important part of any healthy diet. It is simple to make and can be made in large quantities, making it the perfect party food.

Finger foods are another way to go. Pick a few different recipes you like and let your guests serve themselves buffet style. Some of my picks include:

Mexican Coleslaw with Whole Wheat Tortilla Triangles (tastes so good you’d think it was bad for you),

Mexican Coleslaw with Whole-wheat Tortilla Triangles |

Turkey Meatballs.

Turkey Meatballs with Braised Apples |

Fun Party Extras

Top it all of with Sugar Cookies or Cupcakes decorated as footballs or in blue and gold icing. For decorations, make a pennant banner by cutting out triangles of blue and gold paper, tape ribbon to the back and hang. Blue and gold streamers or balloons can easily be put up and taken down.

To add an element of fun, make your own “bad call bricks”. Stock up on red sponges and write “bad call” on them with white finger paint. During the game, guests frustrated by calls made by the referees can throw the sponges at the t.v. with out damaging your house.


Don’t forget to sit down and enjoy the game!  Go Bombers go!

Be Well…Wendy


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