We are gearing up for Football season! One of our favorite things besides the game is the food. Whether you watch with friends or family it is going to be a great time. These appetizers are more for the indoor game watchers than for tailgaters, because well not all fans get to attend every game but they can still cheer from home. Below are 3 of our favorites to enjoy with family, trying to bring a gourmet feel to a game day of fun.
Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce (Real Simple)
1 1/2 pounds new potatoes (about 15), halved
15 slices Broadbent Pepper Bacon, halved crosswise
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
kosher salt and black pepper
- Steam the potatoes in a steamer basket in a large saucepan until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool.
- Heat oven to 425° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Wrap each potato with a piece of bacon and place, seam-side down, on the baking sheet. Bake until the bacon is crisp, 18 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, dill, caraway seeds, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the potatoes.
Water (add until reaching desired consistency)
Fresh Chopped Jalapenos
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Place desired amount of cornbread mix in large bowl, stir in water to reach desired consistency. Add shredded cheddar cheese and finely chopped Jalapeno pieces (amount is based on preferences). Spoon into muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees until golden brown, 30-40 minutes.
Fresh Deli Style Spread
A great way to incorporate lots of fun items without cooking is with a simple a fresh food tray. Try loading a large wooden tray down with favorites including Summer Sausage, Ham Rolls, Olives, Crackers, Cheese slices, and on the side try a variety of pickles. Choose something extra special such as our Sweet Dillies.
When it comes to planning any party, simply think about your crowd & weather. Try not to get too specific, trying to please everyone can be overwhelming (except allergies like nuts) but if there are children try to avoid serving to many spicy foods. Always be aware of the weather simply because grilling in the rain is less than desirable.
What is a Game Day favorite in your household?