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?
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
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!
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