Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Football Party Ideas

This Friday and Saturday marks the first day of college football season. YAY! So what are you doing to prepare for the day.

Well . . .
I'm going to be sporting around with my team on my toes. HAHA! Leslie did this last year. She told me what to do and I finally decided to do it this year. I think they turned out better than I thought.

Here are the products you need to do it yourself . . .

Use base coat, white nail art pen and clear top coat

As I was checking out my favorite blogs that I follow, I noticed Deep South Dish posted a recipe today for "Mississippi Caviar Salsa" and it reminded me of my "Texas Caviar Dip" recipe.  I couldn't believe that I didn't have this recipe in my collection.  It makes quite a bit, but you can split the recipe.  I love to serve it with nacho chips or any type of dip chips are good.  It would be a great gameday appetizer to set out on the table during the game.  I love making and especially EATING this dip during any occasion.  It is so quick and simply delicious!

Texas Caviar Dip
Makes up to 10 servings

2 cans blackeye peas
2 cans white shoe peg corn
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
2-3 tomatoes, chopped (I use can diced tomatoes)
1 large bottle zesty Italian dressing
1 small can hot chili peppers, optional for hotter dip
Nacho chips

  1. Combine all ingredients except chips

  2. Chill for 2 hours to blend flavors.

  3. Serve with Nacho chips
If you don't have any idea what to serve that's not so laboring, consider this juicy delicious barbeque sandwich.   I got this recipe a few years ago from one of my favorite cooking magazines "Taste of Home" and I absolutely love it.  It is so good!   

Shredded Steak Sandwiches
Makes 12-14 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Plan ahead - uses slow cooker

3 lbs. boneless beef round steak, cut into large pieces
2 large onions, chopped
3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
1-1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
2-3 tsp salt
2 tsp prepared mustard
1-1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8-1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce (I left this out)
12-14 sandwich rolls, split
  1. Place meat in a 5 qt slow cooker.  Add onions and celery.  In a bowl, combine the ketchup, water, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, paprika, chili powder, pepper and hot pepper sauce.  Pour over meat.  Cover and cook on high for 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove meat:  cool slightly.  Shred with a fork.  Return to the sauce and heat through.  Serve on rolls. 
A friend of mine was in the heart of Bama country and took a picture of this . . .

He said it would go alright if I share it with you. I love it! "The Bear" is a huge icon around these parts. If you saw only a picture of Paul "Bear" Bryant and nothing else (no writing), you would know instantly that it represents Alabama Football.



thekeyes said...

love the toes. i don't really have a college football team to put on mine. I may e picking a new nfl team to cheer for too.. i haven't decided on one quite yet but i'm here in arizona so i may just go with the hometeam. who knows.. it is just not going to be the chargers anymore.. i'm so let down by them every year.. fare weather fan maybe.. lol

AmandaRose said...

Awesome toe nails! It's really funny that you posted this, I'm making me some adorable gator cupcakes right now for saturday!

mommara said...

Love the nails and I love texas caviar. It is sooo yummy.

Laura said...

I am making a variation of Texas Caviar for Saturday night! I've never made it before.

Love the toes! I'm totally getting a pedicure tomorrow! A ME day!