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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Football Food & Game Day Recipes

Well it's that time again.......... Football Season! In my house it's all about Football for my guys, but for me it's all about the eats. I don't know why, but I have never really been much of a football fan. Well, that's unless it's high school football. 

There's just something about High School Football and school spirit that really gets me going. I love being a part of it all, especially if my oldest son is playing. When it comes to NFL and College Football I really don't care a for it. Even though I don't get involved in the actual game I do love all the fun that surrounds it.

I guess you can say when it comes to football my job is in the kitchen and I love it!!!! It's so fun planning an preparing all the yummy food for everyone. This month Walmart challenged me to post some of my favorite football food and snack ideas and share them with my readers. So, today's post is all about football food!!!!

When it comes to tailgating and football food I always try to keep it simple. I usually lean more towards simple dishes and finger foods that transport easily. Let's face it folks they won't be eating in the dining room, so finger foods, dips and easy to carry items are a must. I usually don't plan any party without making Velveeta's Famous Queso Dip.

It's the one recipe I can count on to please everyone. Eat it plain or add in some browned ground beef, sausage or canned chili for a cheesy chili dip. You really can't go wrong with this recipe.

One of my all time favorite game time treats is this Copy Cat version of Wingers Famous Sticky Fingers. These always get rave reviews and everyone loves them. Sticky fingers are delicious chicken strips smothered in an amazing sweet and spicy sauce.

The franks hot sauce gives these chicken strips the perfect amount of heat without going overboard. My kids eat them so their not too hot. These chicken strips are a must at your next game day event.

I always make some type of treat and these Homemade Oreo Cookies are perfect. You can fill the cookies with a vanilla or sweet cream cheese filling. I warn you these little babies are highly addictive.

When we have friends over I like to have a variety of things to please everyone. Walmarts Marketside Fruit & Vegetable Trays are a perfect choice.The trays come in a variety of fruits, vegetables and dipping sauces. We chose the apple tray with two types of apples and a caramel dipping sauce.

As you can see by the photo the kids have already started on the caramel sauce LOL I also picked up a bag of Extra Large Frozen Cooked Shrimp for shrimp cocktail. As well as a ham and cheese snack tray from Hormel. All of these are such a big help and a great addition to our game day menu.
Hot dogs are easy and always a hit. Instead of you plane Jane hot dog why not serve Coney Island Hot Dogs. Coney Island Dogs are a hot dog topped with a Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce.

This beefy sauce is not a chili sauce like some may think, so it doesn't pack any heat. It's just a flavorful hamburger sauce you top your hot dogs with. Don't forget the shredded cheddar cheese, mustard and onions.
I have to say I couldn't pull off any of this without my triple crock pot system. Goodness this thing makes my life so much easier when it comes to entertaining. I can cook the coney island sauce in one crock pot, warm up the hot dogs in another and cook the Queso dip in the third. Everything stays nice and warm and everyone can serve themselves easily. I ♥ my triple crock pot.
Don't forget the chips, buns, hot dog fixins, drinks and sturdy disposable plates. When clean up time rolls around you'll be glad you did.

Need a few more game day recipes? Check out these.

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Axelle the french cooker. said... #

One day, I have to buy a pan which can go to the oven to try the chocolate chip skillet cookie !

Annette @LosingYourBelly said... #

You are my place to come for snack ideas. Thanks so much, keep them coming. I will be the hit at the games this year.