“Are you ready for some footbaaaaallll??” – Hank Williams, Jr.

Yay!!! It’s that time of the year again!!! Football, Fun, Friends and FOOD!!!

I don’t care which team you pull for – just as long as you pull for one. I’m in a house divided. I’m Alabama, and he’s Auburn. If you’re not from the great state of Alabama – you might not get it but boy that sure can cause a few problems.

Luckily – we’re pretty good at compromise.

Example being – if we go to an Auburn game, I will not wear the logo but I’ll wear the colors and vice-verse (unless we’re playing each other and then it’s all out war!)

So whether or not it Roll Tide or War Eagle it’s time to break out the appetizers!!!!

I love a good football watching get together (not tailgating – that’s a whole different ballgame – more on that later this fall – shout out to my tailgate family – whoop whoop!!).

At a great football gathering everyone brings their best appetizer and you get to graze like a cow all day/night. I start thinking about which one I want to make days in advance!

One of my go to favorites is Taco Salad – proudly adapted from my Mammaw. She had it at every holiday dinner (right beside the turkey and dressing) and it was always the first thing to disappear.

Mammaw’s Taco Salad

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 31 oz can of refried beans
  • 8 oz of salsa
  • 16 oz of sour cream
  • 2-3 cups of shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups of shredded Mexi-blend cheese
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of chopped green onions
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of chopped black olives
  • Tortillas chips

Start by browning meat and following instructions on Taco pack seasoning.

Next you start by layering refried beans.

Next comes the prepared taco meat.

Mix together sour cream and salsa. Spread over taco meat.

After that – the lettuce.


Tomatoes, onions and black olives and there you have it – ready to serve with tortilla chips!


Yum, Yum, Yum!

And if you happened to miss it ——-

Alabama whooped up on Michigan!!!


We just won’t talk about that other game……



6 thoughts on ““Are you ready for some footbaaaaallll??” – Hank Williams, Jr.

  1. Debbie Walker says:

    I’m impressed, I never knew you were such a food connoisseur. I love cooking and have passed it down to my one and only daughter. Fortunately I also have two wonderful daughter-in-laws that have an art for cooking as well, which comes in really handy during holidays, not to mention a little competitive:) I look forward to reading your blog and trying some new “game’ recipes. If you are in Birmingham please give me a shout I would love to see you.

    • pooreamy says:

      Hi!!! I remember your cooking well!!! I’m so glad you passed it on to Tiffany and that you have two other women to share it with!! I’m happy you enjoy the blog – I enjoy doing it. I’ll would love to get together!

  2. kalamitykelli says:

    These look so good and besides they are your Mammaw’s and who can resist that? In fact, they look so good – my family is getting them for supper tonight. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Kelli and my daughter is Holli – we are the new co-owners of Yum Goggle where these have been submitted……………about 2 years ago. We hope you will submit more of these great recipes and see the new categories we have as well as the newly refurbished and redesigned website we will have up and running in just a few short weeks. This recipe is being featured later this evening on our YG FB page as part of National #tortillachips Day! Thank you Kelli and Holli.

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