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. Last week, I included three of my family’s recipes: deviled eggs, queso, and sausage balls. Today, I’m adding to that list and sharing two more of our household’s must-haves… plus a few of our favorite adult beverages perfect for tailgating!
Mom’s Drunken Weenies
The picture says it all… that’s all you need!
A crock pot
A package or two of party weenies
A beer of any kind, I used Bud Light this day
Any kind of BBQ sauce, although Stubb’s is might tasty
Dump, mix, cover, and cook!
Cook on high for an hour or two and then simmer. It’s that simple! And guys love this stuff…
Easy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
One package of frozen, creamed spinach
16 oz. of drained artichoke halves, cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons of jarred pesto
2 tablespoons of horseradish sauce (or mayonnaise if preferred)
1/2 cup of chopped onion
Grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the creamed spinach per the instructions on the package. Mix together with bite-size artichokes, pesto, horseradish sauce, chopped onion, and a few shakes of the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into an oven-safe dish, cover with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees for at least thirty minutes.
I saw this cooking segment with Guy Fieri years ago on Regis and Kelly, and Guy put together his spinach and artichoke dip in an aluminum baking pan covered in foil. Of course, he used more ingredients than I do (he’s a culinary wizard, after all) and he grilled it outside!! I haven’t tried grilling it yet, but maybe at the next tailgate…
And now for our favorite quick and easy ADULT BEVERAGES.
By “adult beverage,” I mean NO ONE under the age of twenty-one should try any of the below drinks.
Margaritaville Skinny Margaritas
Just add ice!!
I love this stuff. It is now a staple in my household and I always make sure to have a bottle in the pantry or refrigerator!
Pick your favorite flavor! I like more than what’s pictured above… but everyone gets the idea.
Classic Bourbon and Coke
The BEST stuff ever!!
I’ve always enjoyed Whiskey and/or Bourbon and Coke with football. Heck, I even knew a boy in college my friends and I called “Jim Beam Boy.” Why? Because he always kept us warm by pouring a little Jim Beam into our Cokes at the football games. Now, that’s a good friend!
Do you make anything special during football season? What’s your favorite tailgating beverage? Please share! I’d love to hear from you.