Quick and Dirty Game Day Foods

Football frenzied crowds are a festive lot to feed and making sure that everyone is satisfied with both quantity and flavor can be a tough task.  If time is an issue this weekend, we have you covered.  While my motto is, fresh and local whenever possible, reality is, it’s not always possible and there are times when quick and dirty is what will get the job done.

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls by Aaron McCargo Jr. for Food Network.  If you are like me and an urge to throw a party at the spur of the moment hits you, tossing together a last minute menu can be quite the magic trick.  This is a great recipe because most of the prep work has already been completed by your neighborhood deli or supermarket.  Ingredients list; Store bought rotisserie chicken, hot sauce, black pepper, sharp cheddar, scallions, flour, eggs, panko bread crumbs, vegetable oil, mayonnaise, blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, lemon and garlic.  This is 30 minutes start to finish and is a fantastic game day finger food.  Full Recipe and Method here

Delicious Game Time Margarita
Delicious Game Time Margarita

Tin Can Margaritas by Emeril Lagasse for Food Network.  Yes, I am staying with the Food Network crew for this one.  Emeril is one of my favs and I love this quick and no fuss recipe for a bit of a twist on the one of my front runner tequila picks.  Ingredients list; Lime, can of frozen limeade, tequila, triple sec, lemon juice and ice.  Full Recipe and Method here

Beer Cheese Spread  Photo: William Dickey
Beer Cheese Spread
Photo: William Dickey

Beer Cheese Spread by Southern Living.  When you head to the market for your rotisserie chicken grab a few boxes of crackers for this spirited spread.  Whip it up quickly, cover, chill for two hours and get to work on the next menu item.  Ingredients list; Cheddar cheese, onion, garlic, hot sauce, ground pepper, bottle of amber beer and a thyme sprig.  Full Recipe and Method here



There are more game day favorites at the links provided here. 

Game-Day Appetizers & Finger Foods

Bloody Mary

Game-Day Menu; Baby Back Ribs & Bloody Mary’s

Game Weekend Brunch

Playoff Weekend Margaritas

Football Fever; Let’s raise a glass, or three!

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