Saturday, September 13, 2008

getting crafty for football season - game day recipes

I really don't mind playing host to my husband's friends when they get together to watch the game, because that means I get to make lots of delicious game-day food! We've compiled a few of our favorite football party recipes for you, but beware, they go fast (hence no pictures)!

Cathie’s Bacon Wrapped Sausages

One package Lil' Smokies sausage
One or two packages of bacon
Brown sugar

Cut bacon strips in half. Wrap a Lil' Smokies sausage with a half strip of bacon. Skewer it with a toothpick so the bacon stays on the sausage. Repeat for all the Smokies. Place them all on a cookie sheet. You may want to cover your cookie sheet with aluminum foil first to make clean up easier. Sprinkle brown sugar generously over the sausages.

Bake at 425° until the bacon is thoroughly cooked and all of the brown sugar has melted into a nice sticky glaze. Remove from oven and serve.
-Cathie Cottle

Super Bean Dip

2 cans Frito Lay Bean Dip
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. sour cream
20 drops tabasco sauce (more if you want it really hot)
1 c. sliced green onions
1/2 envelope taco seasoning

Mix all ingredients in a 9x9 casserole pan. Sprinkle cheddar cheese all over top. Heat until warm and cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

Hot Artichoke Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried)
2 Tbsp. chopped red onion (or 1 1/2 Tbsp. onion flakes)
1 clove garlic, minced

Mix all ingredients with electric mixer until well blended. Spoon into 9x9 pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Top with extra Parmesan. Bake 10 minutes more. Serve with crackers.

Game-Winning Meatballs

1 package Kirkland Signature (Costco) frozen meatballs
1 c. chili sauce
1 c. grape jelly

Stir chili sauce and grape jelly together. Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low setting until hot. These sound weird, but they are so amazing!

P.S. Go Huskies! And my husband says, "Go Utes!"

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5 Responses to “getting crafty for football season - game day recipes”

Jessica said...

I have to admit I have a big soft spot for football...just hearing it on tv makes me all excited. Of course, there isn't anything like a small town high school game with a little cider and sugar doughnut to eat at half time. I'm certainly trying some of these recipes during this football season!

Miranda said...

Go BYU!!! :)

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Anything with bacon AND's just gotta be good!

ms.clark said...

Made the bacon wrapped smokies tonight and they were a huge hit. They went so fast. I definitely recommend them if you are in a pinch for a quick and easy appetizer. They will boost your popularity by leaps and bounds.

Audrey said...

I've had these bacon smokies, they are sooooo good! The other recipes looke pretty good as well. Thanks for sharing!

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