“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……