Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall, Football, Food

Now that fall is here, it is football season.  Now I am not a fan, an G only watches occassionaly - but we still like all the fun foods that go along with football parties and tailgating.  He is a Super Bowl fan - so we often fix something special for that night.

I am going to list a couple recipes that are perfect for tailgating parties, but they are also great for all those family get togethers around the holidays.  I love having easy finger foods available, so everyone can visit and munch.  You don't need to have a fancy sit down meal.  Most of our guests love just being able to munch away whenever they get the urge and as often as they get the urge!!!!

Tailgate Dip

1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 lb. ground sausage, browned
8 oz. jar of salsa
1 lb. Velveeta, cubed

Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan or small crockpot, until cheese is melted.  Stir often.  Serves with crackers, pita, bread, etc.
*(Easy version - 1 lb. Velveeta, cubed and a can of chili - mixed together and heated)
We absolutely love this stuff.  You can truthfully make a meal of it served on some nice Italian bread!

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

15 oz. can black beans - drained
15 oz. can corn - drained
3/4 C onion - chopped
3/4 C red bell pepper - chopped (red makes it pretty)
1 C tomato - chopped
1 tsp. pepper
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C oil  (can be omitted if you want to go 'light')
Fold all ingredients together in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 3 - 4 hours before serving.
Great served with tortilla chips!  This is yummy.

All For One Dip

1 round loaf of bread
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
6 oz. can crabmeat (or equivalent of fresh or faux)
1 C onion diced
1 C mayonnaise

Scoop and hollow out the bread center - Make into cubes and set aside.  Combine the other ingredients, spread on an ungreased 8 x 8 baking pan.  bake at 350* for 20 minutes:  spoon into hollowed out bread.  Serve with reserved bread cubes.

Give these a try.  They are all so good and your fans/family will love them.
Do you have any fun fall snacks that you make?

Please share your recipes - I love having new things to make when the family shows up for informal holiday get togethers.


  1. We don't tailgate but we often do a snack-y kind of meal on Sundays and sometimes late in the evenings, these recipes will definitely boost the quality of those snacks! thanks Cheryl!

    1. You are so very welcome. Same here - I have never tailgated in my life!
      Love those weekend kind of snacks too.