To celebrate our Game Week
this week we wanted to give you the Solesmith Ultimate guide to a Game Night to Remember! There is nothing better than having friends round, getting the family together and enjoying the simple things. There is no need to spend a fortune, spend hours getting ready or even stay up late to have a good night in. Have a look through our handy list
of what we think make up the essentials to any good game night.
We take our food very seriously at Solesmith so it had to be high up the list! One of the great things about being at home for a get together is being able to snack on the lovely food pretty much all night, and the comfy attire allow for lots of room!
So here's some ideas for some pretty delicious snacks that are definitely crowd-pleasers! We have chosen these are as they are also so easy to make at home or even just cheat and get from the shop!
The Best Snacks
- Our ultimate Nachos (the recipe is coming up!)
- Houmous and lots of lovely things to dip (e.g. pitta breads, cucumber, carrot sticks, bell pepper sticks.)
- Olives and Feta
- Spicy Chicken Wings
- Camembert and crusty bread
- Pork pies and sausage rolls
- Marinated Skewers. Veggies, halloumi. chicken, lamb (the list could go on and on)
- Hot Dogs with all the toppings
Our Guide to Ultimate Nachos
For a downloadable recipe you can print and put on the fridge click here
So who doesn't love nachos?! This definitely wasn't an excuse to make some nachos at all!
Nachos can be as easy or as difficult as you want them to be. However, essential components include Tortilla chips (obviously!), cheese, salsa and Guacamole. But we encourage that when it comes to nachos more is more! So this is our version...
Salted Tortilla chips
avocados x 2
red onions x 2
medium tomatoes x6
garlic x 1 clove
coriander (1/2 bunch)
Sour cream (one pot)
Making the salsa
Chop the tomatoes, one of the onions and half of the coriander to roughly the same size. chop finely or into larger pieces depending on whether you want it chunkier or smoother.
Then finely chop the garlic clove.
Combine all your ingredients together in a bowl.
Add the juice of half a lime (save your other half.)
Keep in the fridge until you make your nachos.
Making the Guacamole
finely chop one onion and two tomatoes.
Roughly chop all of the avocados in to 1cm chunks.
Roughly chop the coriander.
Put everything you’ve chopped so far in to a bowl. take the back of a fork and mash the ingredients together, you’re trying to make it really smooth, but just so it comes to together.
add the juice of other half of the lime and a touch of salt if desired.
Making your Nachos
Now the fun bit!
grate the cheese (when you think you’ve done enough, do some more!)
The key to good nachos is layering!
So take a large plate/bowl/platter and spread a handful of the tortilla chips over the base of the plate. Then sprinkle over a handful of cheese.
You then need to keep repeating these layers until you’ve ran out of tortilla chips, but remember to leave enough cheese for the top!
You then need to put a few big spoonfuls of salsa on top of your glorious mountain of cheese and tortillas.
Cover everything in (you guessed it) more cheese and put under the grill for about 5 minutes. But keep an eye on it because a stray chip can catch!
To finish, dollop generous spoonfuls of your guacamole and sour cream.
To add something a little extra special, try making a slow cooked chilli or add an acidic punch with jalapenos and pickled pink onions!
Thirsty? Your drinks are sorted too!
As a host you may need an apron to protect your lovely outfit, check out our gorgeous selection!
Share the fun you had on your game night with us, with #solesmith.