In the South, football season marks the beginning of a new year. Our steps are ordered by the first kickoff of our favorite college team. We are a house divided. I am an Alabama fan, and Neal is for Auburn. Except for one tiny day a year, we enjoy watching as many games as we can on Saturdays! The other one day, well, we are cordial to one another. (For my non-Southern friends who may be less familiar, here’s an introduction to the Iron Bowl rivalry between Auburn and Alabama)
Football season at our house signals one surefire thing we can all agree on: food! As soon as the games come on, it’s time to eat football food. Football food has the same meaning as Thanksgiving food in the South. Some things will never change, and that’s what makes it wonderful.
I have a few go-to favorites, such as sausage pinwheels and hot ham and cheese sandwiches, that I return to every year. On game day this year, though, I’m excited to try something new. I love the variety of tailgating recipes that Louisiana Cookin’ features on their website. They have football watching fare to please any palate, and I’m especially excited to try Cajun Coconut Sweet Fries, Boudin Sliders (aka. Sweet Baby Breesus) and their classic layered salad with this year.
What do you serve on game day?