Football is here!! That means it’s not only time to watch our favorite teams kick-off, but also time for those special foods that we make specifically for football games. Today, I’ve decided to share three of our household’s must-haves!
But first, I thought I’d share what football season means to me—and that’s friends and family. Enjoy!
Now, let’s talk food! The first two recipes were passed on to me from my mother, and I have enjoyed them both since I was a little girl. The last one comes courtesy of a former co-worker (thanks, Amy!).
Peel hard-boiled eggs and cut in half
Carefully remove yoke and place in mixing bowl
Add 2 tablespoons of mayo
Add 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
Mix together with a fork
Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
Add salt and pepper to taste
Scoop back into egg halves
Sprinkle with paprika
**For quantities of six hard-boiled eggs…
¾ cup of chopped onion
2 tablespoons of butter
1 can of diced tomatoes and green chilis
1 package of 8 oz. cream cheese, cut into small cubes
1/3 cup of milk
In sauce pan, sauté onion in butter until soft. Add tomatoes and chilies and cook over medium heat. Gradually blend in cream cheese, stirring until it is completely melted. Slowly add milk. Mix well, heat through, and serve.
**Brown hamburger meat with the onions if you want to add a little flare to the queso…
1 package of hot, ground sausage (Jimmy Dean is great!)
1 cup of Heart Healthy Bisquick (or regular Bisquick, it really doesn’t matter; I just try to add little bits of “health” where I can)
1 cup of grated, sharp cheese
Mix all ingredients together. Pinch off one to two inch sections of the meat mixture and roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for thirty minutes at 350.
**Once I have all of the mixture rolled into balls, I like to pat each of them in the extra Bisquick in the bowl before I throw it out. This gives the outside a nice crispy texture after baking.
Do you make anything special during football season? If so, please share! I’d love to hear from you.
Here are a few of my latest reviews!
Football Sweetheart is a great read that brought back so many high school memories. The characters are relatable, and the story keeps you guessing until the very end. I can’t wait to read more about Aimee and her friends! I highly recommend this book. ~T. Hunt
I love the vivid descriptions of how important high school football is in West Texas and how it shapes every persons life in the small town. The fact that the book is a “murder mystery” is just a bonus….who doesn’t love a good “who done it” novel? ~ M. McWilliams
Football Sweetheart is a promising first from Tiffany A. White. The story contains all the required elements of a mystery, capturing your attention from Chapter One. High school innocence evaporates in a heartbeat when a popular girl disappears. Her best friend singles herself out to find the victim and stumbles onto more than she bargained for. There are no secrets in this small West Texas town, or are there? A brisk read full of twists and turns as each character carries you toward the conclusion. Looking forward to the next book in this series. ~ E. Meyer