March Madness Fun With #Orville

Watching sports and eating go hand in hand so I was excited when I got the chance to have some family over for a March Madness party. I found plans for a March Madness viewing party on the Party BluPrints website, made a shopping list, headed to Walmart to get all my ingredients (see my whrrl story here) and got to cookin’.

Ok, well that’s not entirely true. Sinisa got to cooking and I got to baking. Thankfully I was only in charge of one thing because I’m not much of a cook. I was in charge of making the Whoopie Pies which I have never had before in my life and I am pretty sure they didn’t turn out right. I missed the part on the directions where it said “chocolate” cake and got vanilla instead. That was my first strike. To make it chocolatey I added Hershey’s cocoa. I made the cookies and then started on the filling. I followed the directions and didn’t have the orange food coloring I needed so I used two colors that I thought made orange: yellow and red. But instead of orange it came out a weird shade of peach. Strike two. I figured that as long as I had the cookie part and the filling part I might as well put it together and taste it. I even made my mom try one but I’m guessing by the fact that almostĀ  the whole thing was left on her plate she wasn’t a huge fan. That was strike three.

We are lucky that Sinisa is better in the kitchen than I am. He used Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to make wings and buffalo chicken dip that had a kick to them but weren’t too spicy. He also made mini quarter pounder burgers with monterey jack cheese and carmelized onions on top.

For appetizers we also had spinach dip and Hawaiian bread, doritos, and popcorn. I tried the new Orville Redenbacher’s Pop-Up Bowls and loved them because they are so convenient! The popcorn pops in the package and it turns into a bowl. Nothing to clean up which is great because I hate doing dishes (ask Sinisa).

(Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias but all thoughts are my own.)