Am I the only person who didn’t know you couldn’t actually use the word Superbowl in advertising? I had no idea until they discussed it in Sunday School this past week (yes, super-spiritual). Only the OFFICIAL Superbowl sponsors get to use the word. And now you will notice in every commercial you see until Sunday–trust me!
If you’re searching for some football fare to share for parties on Sunday night, here are some ideas.
Mr. V has informed me that football season starts Saturday. He has no interest in NFL; college football is where it’s at for him (and the rest of SEC country). Our allegiances lie with Vanderbilt and Richmond, of course.
I’m sure it wouldn’t take much guessing to surmise that I don’t care a lick about football. I prefer if our teams win, of course, because it makes Mr. V happy and is good for our alumni associations! Our dear Richmond Spiders won the championship two years ago, and we’re very proud of that.
For me, Saturdays full of football mean Fall and FOOD! I actually enjoy puttering around the house, cleaning and running errands, while Mr. V cheers for whatever team is on ESPN that Saturday. While I don’t watch the games, I love the excitement that travels around SEC-land.
My in-laws are coming in town for Labor Day and I thought it might be fun to have a football-themed party for the occasion. Sure, it’s still 80 degrees + here every day–but that feels cool compared to the 100s!
Football Party Menu
Hot Crab Dip – this recipe makes 20 servings, so we’ll definitely be cutting it down for our small affair!
Antipasto Dip with pita chips – one of my favorite-ever appetizers
Jamie’s Chili – what says fall and football like a big bowl of chili?
Kickoff Cake – I will just make a regular cake and then use the toppings from this Kraft recipe. Cute!
Do you have any favorite football recipes? I couldn’t have a party menu without linking to my Mexican Corn Dip, the dip of all dips. Broccoli and Cheese Soup would be a good alternative to chili if you’re vegetarian or just want something a little lighter!
I got such wonderful feedback when I did a complete Christmas dinner menu that I thought I would throw together a great Valentine’s Menu for you. If you’ve been reading me for a long time, you might recall that I don’t really like Valentine’s Day. But I do like having an excuse to cook an exquisite meal for my honey. (And I really like making up menus, in case you couldn’t tell!)
Here’s a printable grocery list for the menu to make it as easy for you as possible. You DO have to do the cooking, though. Enjoy!
*I saw Ina make this recipe on Barefoot Contessa yesterday. It’s what I want and I ain’t budging. But if you’re not all about eating something full of chocolate and butter (huh??), there are plenty of other dessert recipes on my site!
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