The summer heat is starting to simmer down. On the Gulf Coast, by the end of August a good rain is greatly appreciated to cool down the natives. It has already started in our little corner of the world, game day is almost here. The first Alabama game of the season is this weekend. The tail-gate parties are planned. The backyard football soiree’s are coming together. All the football decor is coming out of the closet.
It is at a time like this that I ponder, what did men do without football? I asked Alexa the same question, but she didn’t know either. On the other hand, Google was a plethora of information. Men have been chasing balls since the Romans. In 311 BC, Harpastum was played by the Roman Empire. In all corners of the world throughout time, men have been playing ball games.
Ladies, the ball is here to stay. I have girlfriends that are big football fans. They know all the rules. They can call a play with confidence. They yell and shout with the best of them. I would venture to say that a fair number are, football fanatics.
I have always admired my-football-loving friends. For myself, football season is a good time to throw a party. Game day dips are a must. Shout out to Alexa for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s, Sweet Home Alabama.
Sausage & Friends Game Day Dip
(2) 8 oz creme cheese, room temp
16 oz Hot ground sausage
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese
8 oz green chilies, drained
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
Preheat oven 350 degrees
In saute pan, cook sausage and drain. In bowl, combine creme cheese and sausage, stir well. Add in remaining ingredients and stir. Dip will fill (2) pie pans. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes. Serve hot out of the oven with Doritos or corn chips. Enjoy