Fall has arrived and it’s time for some football!  Throw that beer in the fridge and start planning what football-friendly food to serve while watching the game.

Make up some Game Day Pretzels for that crunch that every gathering needs, this is one that you need to make a couple of days ahead so plan accordingly.

If the kids are watching the game with you it might be fun to make Sloppy Joe Nachos (the adults will love these too). Make our simple but tasty Sloppy Joe recipe, next make our Queso recipe, again really simple. Now you are ready to assemble your nachos. Layer a platter with tortilla chips and spoon your hot Sloppy Joe mix over the top of the chips and drizzle hot Queso over the top. Serve the remaining Sloppy Joes in buns and you also have plenty of Queso for dipping.

Buffalo Wings seem to be a staple for football watching menus and our favorite recipe uses Frank’s Red Hot sauce (we always have at least two bottles in our cupboard because we can’t run out).

Buffalo Wings

4 lbs. chicken wings, separated into 2 pieces, wing tips removed, rinsed thoroughly and patted dry with paper towels

Canola oil for frying

16 tbsp. butter (2 sticks)

12 oz hot sauce, preferably Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Sauce

Chunky blue cheese dressing for dipping

Celery Sticks to serve with the wings

Heat oven to 200° for holding batches of wings until all are fried. Pour oil to a depth of  approximately 2 inches in a 6-qt. Dutch oven, and heat over medium heat until deep-fry thermometer reaches at least 350°.Fry wings until golden brown, approx 12 minutes (test a wing to make certain it is completely cooked). Transfer wings to a wire rack set on a baking sheet, and place in oven to keep warm until all wings are fried.

Melt butter in a large deep-sided skillet over medium heat; stir in hot sauce until smooth. Add wings, and toss until completely coated.Serve the hot wings on a platter with dressing and celery on the side.

If you’re feeling more like seafood than Buffalo Wings, break out the shrimp and try our Beer-Battered Coconut Shrimp recipe. Absolutely delicious and very easy to make! Our very own “Chef Ryan” grabbed some Tallgrass beer and whipped these up in this video.

 

 

For some great taste and to add some color on the table Chunky Guacamole seems a perfect fit. For more color and crunch on the table we need some fresh veggies! We found this idea on Pinterest to serve cut veggies with a little dip in a small plastic cup.

 

Source: spearmintbaby.com via Festival on Pinterest

Now throw on your favorite jersey and enjoy yourself!

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