Monday, August 19, 2013

Good Ol' Football Food

Heyyy Ya'll! 
Even though the Dallas Cowboys had 6 effin' turnovers in Saturday's preason game, I'm STILL looking forward to football season! With football season I know comes cooler weather and more family and friend gatherings that of course involve FOOD! So I thought I would go through some of my favorite things to take or have at our football game watching parties. 

Chuy's Jalapeño Ranch Dip 

16 ounces Light Sour Cream
1 package (1 Oz.) Ranch Dip Mix
2 whole large jalapenos, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
1 whole lime, juiced
2-4 Tbsp milk

Combine roughly chopped jalapenos, cilantro and garlic in the food processor. 
Pulse until finely chopped. Add lime juice, sour cream and ranch mix. 
Pulse until thoroughly combined. 
Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired thickness. 
Pour into serving bowl and serve with chips

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups

Shredded chicken from rotisserie 
1 can Ro-tel diced tomatoes, drained
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt 

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
6-8 large flour tortillas

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, drained tomatoes, cheese, garlic, and cilantro. Mix together until well-incorporated. 
Add cooled chicken and stir together.
Lay out tortillas and divide mixture evenly in the center of each. Spread into a thin layer leaving the edges clean. 
Roll each tortilla tightly. Do not fold in the ends like you would with a burrito but leave them free. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1" thick slices and transfer to a serving platter. (The end pieces will likely unroll a little so just eat the extras). 
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Amazing Gumbo Dip

4 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 large bell pepper, seeded and diced
3/4 cup sliced okra pods
2 ribs celery, diced
6 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 400˚ F
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the bell pepper, okra, and celery to the pan and sauté until beginning to soften, about 6 minutes.  Stir in the green onions, garlic, and Cajun seasoning.  Cook 1 minute more, just until fragrant. 
Stir in the shrimp, cream cheese, and Parmesan.  
Stir over low heat until the cream cheese is melted and everything is evenly mixed. 
Spoon the mixture into a baking dish. 
Bake for 25 minutes then serve with pita chips

Happy Monday!! 


  1. So excited for football season to begin. Love drinking and eating food with my family. Giants fan here :)

    1. Ohhhh my bonus son is a hugeee Victor Cruz fan!! :)

  2. Yum, I want to try that jalapeno ranch dip! Our team (the Seahawks) were freaking MONEY on Saturday night... we could not be more excited for football season!!!!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

    1. Haha! Russell Wilson is a BEAST! Love watching him so much more than Tony Romo! :)

  3. I will be trying next game! Thanks girl!

    1. Let me know how they turn out for you! Your welcome! :)

  4. You stole my heart with chuys dip!! One of my favorites. Any time I'm in a town that has a chuys I am stopping!