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Football Food: GO VOLS!!! It’s Football Time in Tennessee

GO VOLS!!! GO VOLS!!GoVols

It’s Football Time in Tennessee: Go VOLS!!

Football time in Tennessee means FOOD!!  Tons of food!!  Meaty, cheesy, manly foods; chili, sausage, jambalaya, hamburgers, and steaks.  Grills and tailgate parties, huge gatherings, indoors and out, rain or shine, IT’S FOOTBALL TIME!! (in TENNESSEE) GO VOLS!!!

So if you haven’t figured it out by now, I might have a slight football addiction.  I LOVE football, especially Anderson County Mavericks High School Football and Tennessee Volunteer Football.  Oh I loved watching my favorite NFL men play, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, I love Tennessee Titans Football.  However, my number 1, all time, football love, goes to the Tennessee Volunteers.  I can’t help it :   Go Vols! It's football time in Tennessee

We spend the entire football season having friends over for football parties and food or visiting others to watch football.  Heaven forbid anything interfere with:

 FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!

So to celebrate the start of Tennessee Football:

I wanted to share some of our favorite crowd pleasing recipes and some of our favorite take along recipes.

These meals will not only be meaty, cheesy, and manly, they will be healthy, real-food recipes. Shhhhhhhhhhh… If you don’t tell, they’ll never know.

RECIPES:

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White Chicken Chili
Wholesome, filling, white bean, chicken, chili, with just a little kick.
White Chili: Football food for a crowd. Warm and hearty, meaty and cheesy, manly, HEALTHY!!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
White Chili: Football food for a crowd. Warm and hearty, meaty and cheesy, manly, HEALTHY!!
Instructions
  1. Start beans cooking early in the day, then set aside still in water/broth
  2. Cut chicken breasts into small bite size pieces
  3. Add chicken to stock pot with just a bit of oil
  4. Add all seasonings to chicken and saute until almost done
  5. Add beans and broth to stock pot with cooked chicken
  6. Add milk, sour cream, and softened cream cheese to stock pot
  7. Add can of rotelle (diced tomatoes and green chili's
  8. Let simmer, taste and adjust seasonings to taste
Recipe Notes

Top with a little shredded cheddar, a bit of hot sauce, and ENJOY

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16 Bean Jambalaya Stew: Warm Fall Real Food: FOOTBALL food.
This is an amazingly flavorful stew, with a Cajun kick. We love serving this at football games and for any cool weather gathering. (Makes a great New Year's Day dish also). You can make it as spicy or mild as your heart desires. Kick it up with some added shrimp or crab meat.
Jambalaya: 16 Bean Stew: A healthy alternative
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
People
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
People
Jambalaya: 16 Bean Stew: A healthy alternative
Instructions
  1. Start your beans. Place dried beans in a pot with COLD water, place them on the stove on high heat, bring them to a boil, turn off the heat and let them sit for an hour. After 1 hours strain the beans, add cold water again, place back on the stove, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 to 3 hours until beans are done.
  2. Dice and chop all ingredients: WHILE BEANS ARE STILL COOKING: Then take a break.
  3. Saute onions, celery, garlic, and bell peppers in butter then add to the bean mix while it cooks
  4. Add the tomatoes and tomatoes with green chilis to the beans
  5. Add your seasonings and spices to your taste, honey, and molasses to the mix when beans are about 1 hour away from being done.
    Jambalay Seasonings
  6. Add Sausages and Chicken Breast meat
  7. Add Kale and/Or Spinach
Recipe Notes

Leave me a reply with a link to your favorite FOOTBALL and WINTER recipes. 🙂

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