Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's Time For Football...Food, That Is!

If you follow my blog (and I sure hope you do), you know that I love any excuse to eat food, talk about food, look at food and make food for other people. So clearly, I love football season, because it basically involves eating lots of food. And watching football, of course. The food for football season basically consists of bread, cheese and various variations of the aforementioned bread/cheese combo. Since bread and cheese are pretty much my culinary lifelines (along with wine, as if that needed to be said),
football season = happy season for this gal. 

Here are some yummy recipes guaranteed to make this football season a little more scrumptious.

Mmm....homemade pretzels, I'm making these faster than I can throw a perfect spiral. Since I'm pretty sure I can't throw a spiral, I'll be making these asap. For shizzle.

These mini chili bites are simply adorable! Just cut off the top of a dinner roll and hollow it out, then fill with chili for a delightful game day treat.

Football season is the perfect time to break out the pumpkin flavors, so why not whip up some easy peasy pumpkin pie chex mix to snack on during the big game. For full disclosure, I'm going to admit that I probably will never make this because if I do, I will eat the entire thing in one sitting. That's pretty much a guarantee.
If you make this devilish treat, let me know how it turns out!

Let's do a big switcharoo from pumpkin to poppers...jalapeno poppers, that is. How about this delicious popper dip...

...Or these popper crescent roll-ups. Just do as the picture says and "pop 'em like they're hot..."

I've got three words for you... Fried. Cheese. Balls.
 'Nuff said.

How cute are these cornbread/chili mason jars? The lesson here is that just because it's football season doesn't mean it can't be adorbs. 

I'm going to go ahead and say that the next item is probably the MOST unhealthy food I've ever put on my blog. It's a loaded baked potato dip, which is made with cheese, sour cream, bacon and you dip it with...wait for it....waffle fries. Does anyone else find this appetizing and slightly disgusting at the same time?

For some other football food ideas, check out my latest Tablespoon article HERE that celebrates all things football-food related.

I hope you're planning to enjoy at least one of these cheesy, delicious football recipes this weekend while you watch the games. I'm hoping that my Panthers put on a better showing than they did last weekend...yikes...that wasn't pretty. In other Fo household news, it's Mr. Fo's birthday on Saturday and I've got a fun weekend planned including a delicious dinner I'm whipping up!
I'll report back next week with all the deets!
 Have a great weekend! 


  1. I'm tempted to try them all...and I just might have to!!! Thank you so much for the idea! Now that I do not live with a football fanatic I almost forgot it was football season but thanks to Facebook I will never forget!!!

  2. That chex mix sounds delicious! Maybe I'll make some & send you a small(ish) portion. ;)