Football is here!!
This 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!), and it is now a household favorite.
Peel hard-boiled eggs and cut in half (see my easy oven-baked hard-boiled egg trick)
Carefully remove egg yolk and place in a mixing bowl
Add 2 tablespoons of mayo
Add 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
Mix together with a fork
Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
Mix again until smooth
Add salt and pepper to taste
Scoop the yolk mixture back into the egg halves
Sprinkle with paprika
**These measurements work for six hard-boiled eggs…
Mom’s Holiday Queso
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 a sauce pan, sauté onion in butter until soft. Add tomatoes and chilies and cook over medium heat. Gradually blend in the cubes of 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 1-2 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.