Getting ready for a big game this weekend? Whether you’re tailgating at the game or enjoying it with family and friends in the comfort of your own home, Football season is food season here in the South and no one wants to miss out on the fun by being in their kitchen!
Below you’ll find a collection of quick and easy recipes to enjoy on your game day. Visit each one to find a full photo tutorial on how to make it as well as a print friendly button in each post to print them out and take them with you. You’ll also find some quick tips from me as well!
Have a GOOD GAME!
1. My number one tip anytime you entertain is this: Cook as much as you can ahead of time. Everyone wants to enjoy the big game so planning ahead can keep you out of the kitchen and with your guests.
2. Slow Cookers are your best friend! Slow cooking makes tender and juicy meat, perfect for sandwiches and BBQ plates. Many new models are easily portable, too!
3. When it comes to desserts, think “grab and go”. Cookies, bar cookies, pound cakes, and brownies are great desserts to have on hand. They are sturdy, travel well, and easy to walk around with at tailgating events.
4. Don’t forget the iced tea! No matter the season, Sweet tea is always the beverage of choice in the South. Here is my recipe for perfect sweet tea every time! To view a video of how to make it , click here.
- 5 regular size tea bags (orange pekoe is what we generally use)
- 3/4 cup sugar
Makes 2 quarts
Place tea bags in sauce pot fill about three inches and bring just to a boil, then remove from heat.
Fill pitcher 1/2 of the way with cool water and add sugar. Stir. Add hot tea, stir. Add more water, if necessary, to make two quarts. Serve over ice.
*It is important to add the cold water first and then the sugar before adding in the hot tea to prevent the sugar from being scorched and having a bitter flavor.
5. Enjoy your day! I’d love to hear about your favorite games and teams in the comments below. I’m team neutral myself so let me know your team and I’ll root for all of them!
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More great tips and exclusive recipes for family meals and entertaining are in my new cookbook! It will be on store shelves October 5th, pre order now!