GO VOLS!!! GO VOLS!!
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 :
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.
White Chicken Chili
Wholesome, filling, white bean, chicken, chili, with just a little kick.
Start beans cooking early in the day, then set aside still in water/broth
Cut chicken breasts into small bite size pieces
Add chicken to stock pot with just a bit of oil
Add all seasonings to chicken and saute until almost done
Add beans and broth to stock pot with cooked chicken
Add milk, sour cream, and softened cream cheese to stock pot
Add can of rotelle (diced tomatoes and green chili's
Let simmer, taste and adjust seasonings to taste
Top with a little shredded cheddar, a bit of hot sauce, and ENJOY
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.
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.
Dice and chop all ingredients: WHILE BEANS ARE STILL COOKING: Then take a break.
Saute onions, celery, garlic, and bell peppers in butter then add to the bean mix while it cooks
Add the tomatoes and tomatoes with green chilis to the beans
Add your seasonings and spices to your taste, honey, and molasses to the mix when beans are about 1 hour away from being done.
Add Sausages and Chicken Breast meat
Leave me a reply with a link to your favorite FOOTBALL and WINTER recipes. 🙂