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Are You Ready For Some Football and Food? 
Jan. 14, 2013 6:18 pm 
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013 4:08 pm

Watching football always involves food. What a great way to spend a Saturday with my family, watching football and enjoying some good food. Excitement was in the air and there was plenty of food for all. Are you ready for some football? We were excited to watch a nail biting game with the Denver Broncos playing the Baltimore Ravens. 

No one can say that they went away hungry with the Football Feast last Saturday. It was a team effort in preparing all the finger licking food. 

My son-in-law made hot wings using the Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce. Spicy, hot, and tasty.

My son loves pizza in any form. My daughter made mini pizzas using the two GT Express cookers. The GT Express bakes a mini pizza in 7 minutes. I love the little cookers. Some people do not, but my GT Express cookers work great.

Mini Pizzas using Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

I whipped a hot cheese dip and kept it warm in a slow cooker. It was great poured over round tortilla chips.

I made mini corn dogs. These were so easy using a recipe I found on pinterest. Just remember to pat the hot dogs to remove moisture and flour the hot dogs so the batter will stick.

Mini Corn Dogs

 Mini Corn Dogs 

I made a stromboli with salami and pepperoni with Jay's Signature Pizza Crust and followed the Simple Stromboli recipe from AR.

I bought a shrimp tray which my little grand daughter loved. She loves sushi, so it was not a surprise to see her reach for the shrimp.


When watching football, dips are the first to go. My daughter made the AR recipe Best Guacamole

Of course I couldn't leave the chip eaters out, so I made a ranch dip using AR's Fast and Easy Chip Dip.

I made a relish tray. My husband loves the cheese spread in a spray can.  I buy it to make him happy. He sprayed the cheese on the celery and of course ate half of them.  I dipped the veggies in the Ranch Dip and the Guac above, Yumm-O!

Now, you may ask what did my son do to contribute to the team effort. He was busy dressing the dog in a Bronco Jersey and of course stuffing his face!

I made an Orange Cake for dessert. Sorry, the cake is all gone. So no photos. My daughter requested a boxed cake mix. For those who make cake from scratch, just close your eyes on this part.

Now, for the let down. Denver Lost. However, there is always next year. 

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Jan. 14, 2013 6:32 pm
Wow Lela,your pictures are enough to make anyone hungry.Your doing very good with your new camera.Always nice to spend time like that with your family.My brother,who lives in Alberta,and my husband always bet on the super bowl,$2.00 bet,the last 2 years my brother had to pay up.First time he sent a $2 dollar bill,last year it was 8 quaters.Was too funny.What will happen this year who knows.
Jan. 14, 2013 6:34 pm
Forgot to say your son is a cutie,and your blog was good reading.
Jan. 14, 2013 7:26 pm
manella-Sending quarters that is funny! I am learning how to use my camera. It has a lot of buttons on it that I need to study and learn. My son is a good kid and lots of fun.
Jan. 14, 2013 7:36 pm
Lela, I was going to say you knocked this one out of the park. Instead I'll say, you kicked this one out of the stadium! Great blog.
Jan. 14, 2013 10:42 pm
Thanks bd.weld. It was easy to do with my members of my family helping.
Jan. 15, 2013 3:12 am
Wow Lela! You put out quite a spread for the game! I love that all contributed. How'd the dog like the jersey being put on him?
Jan. 15, 2013 4:54 am
Wow Lela, fantastic job and some great food! I like the very last picture the best. :)
Jan. 15, 2013 5:55 am
Mother Ann-my dog Misha will wear the jersey for a little while and then she wants it off. Ever since my son was little, he was always putting t-shirts, etc. on our dogs, so she is used to his playful antics.
Jan. 15, 2013 5:56 am
Sherri-the pic of my son says it all when it comes to eating something he likes.
Jan. 16, 2013 6:38 am
Wow - I am definitely going to draw some inspiratation from your Gameday spread. Great pictures and I think your son could have taken a bigger bite. B-) Go Broncos ! (next year)
Jan. 16, 2013 6:53 am
Looks like your family was well-catered! Nice photos, too!
Jan. 16, 2013 6:55 am
Hello Doug! My son only eats like that when I serve all his favorite foods. He could survive on pizza.
Jan. 16, 2013 6:57 am
Wow Lela Wonderful blog and GREAT PHOTOS!! Isn't Jays dough so tasty? Makes me hungry just looking at your yummy treats!! Thanks for sharing and keep an eye on that cute son you have, the girls will be knocking down the door for Him!!
Jan. 16, 2013 6:58 am
Hello Bibi! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, no one went home hungry. However, we were disappointed Denver didn't win.
Jan. 16, 2013 7:00 am
Hello, Patty Cakes! I love Jay's pizza dough. Thanks for the compliments. I think the photo of my son eating might keep a few girls away. LOL!
Jan. 16, 2013 7:27 am
Lol yeah but if the girls come around, it might save you money on that Pizza bill!! Hahah
Jan. 16, 2013 7:30 am
A friend of mine at work LOVES the Broncos. I am married to a DIE HARD Raiders fan! Pretty funny being between the 2"):)
Jan. 16, 2013 7:33 am
Patty Cakes-Hmm-that would save on the Pizza Bill for sure. I always make more pizza than we can eat or I should say my son can eat. I pop it in the freezer and of course my son says the pizza is hands off for everyone else.
Jan. 16, 2013 8:51 am
This blog makes me hungry! I'm saving up for food at the playoff party I'll be going to! Yum!
Jan. 16, 2013 9:51 am
I'm hungry now! I thought food was the only reason to watch football :)
Jan. 16, 2013 10:05 am
Good Morning, Marianne. Bring your appetite to your playoff party! I hope you enjoy the party as much as my family did.
Jan. 16, 2013 10:06 am
Hello, Cat Hill-food is most certainly the best part of watching football.
Jan. 18, 2013 7:34 pm
Not a football fan at all Lela, but your food looks and sounds great. Touchdown! She scores...
Jan. 18, 2013 7:34 pm
Not a football fan at all Lela, but your food looks and sounds great. Touchdown! She scores...
Jan. 19, 2013 7:21 am
Magnolia-thanks. I wasn't a football fan until my family and my extended family starting playing Fantasy Football together. Go figure! Thanks for stopping by.
Jan. 28, 2013 9:41 am
Awesome job! Your pics look sooo good. Got my fever started for food now!
Jan. 28, 2013 10:26 am
Lela, what a menu! You sure know how to host! Can you come to my home and bring everything? ;) All this talk about Superbowl has got me thinking. I'm definately going to make the best spinach dip from AR, hot wings, I'll make salsa and dip for the chips. Not sure what else. Can't wait!!
Jan. 28, 2013 4:05 pm
Cliff now you need to get busy making some good football food.
Jan. 28, 2013 4:08 pm
luv2cook - I would love to bring you some food. Now, if only I could figure a way to send all the food over the internet. LOL! It sounds like you have a menu already. I might make the best spinach dip-too. I think I am going to make some mini apple pie rolls that I saw on pinterest.
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I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
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