It’s August, and we all know what that means: FOOTBALL! It may only be preseason, but I know you’ve been waiting all year for this time.
You’ve been waiting for those Sunday barbeques, the smell of some fire grilled burgers and fresh cut grass. The sounds of cheering and booing filling your ears. That one drunk friend, who can get a little too into the game. Who doesn’t love football?
Whether you are more into college or into pro, we all know the excitement we feel when watching the game. Deep rivalries can come out. The best of friends can be pinned against each other one week if their rival teams are playing.
It’s South Florida, and the home favorites are of course the Miami Dolphins, and the University of Miami Hurricanes. But we also have huge populations of fans from other teams. In Florida, college football is a big deal. We have fans from the University of Florida Gators and Florida State University Seminoles, as well as the University of Central Florida Knights and University of South Florida Bulls. But who are the pro teams you root for? We have dedicated bars for teams other than the Dolphins. Did you know that Slackers (Fort. Lauderdale) is a Green Bay Packers bar, or that Billy’s Tavern (Davie) is a Pittsburgh Steelers bar?
We want to know where you go to watch the big games, when you aren’t watching them at home. Where are the best football specials? Who has the best TV screens or projectors for watching that up close and personal action?
And if you happen to prefer to spend your time at home watching the game, we all know you have those delicious recipes for party dips or platters to spice up your party. What is your best crowd pleasing recipe?
Here’s one we think is the best thing since sliced bread, and super easy to make. Just grab a bottle of Frank’s Red Hot. The recipe is right on the bottle!
Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 cups shredded chicken (you can use canned it works great, trust me!)
1 (8 oz. package) of softened cream cheese
½ cup Frank’s Red Hot
½ cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
½ cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine all ingredient and spoon into shallow 1 quart baking dish.
Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables!