I am so excited that football season has officially begun. We live in Denver and are big Bronco’s fans. I still remember the days of watching John Elway and now between Peyton Manning and Wes Welker (who interestingly enough played high school football with my cousin in Oklahoma!) we are set for an amazing season!! In our house we have some pretty consistent and fun NFL football traditions. Most of the traditions center around food. Most every Sunday during football season you will find all of our crock pots going in the kitchen. We like to snack on “football” food all day and don’t really plan any “meals.”
If you ask my daughter what football season means she immediately responds with “Lil’ Smokies!” I have never blogged my Lil’ Smokies recipe because it is just so darn easy. However, when I just searched to find the recipe elsewhere to link you to, I realized nobody seems to do it just the way I do ~ so maybe some day soon I will actually blog the recipe. Anyway, it is just 1 can Coke, 1 jar chili sauce, and 1 package Lil’ Smokies. Throw them in the slow cooker (I use my little 1.5 quart one) and let them warm on low all day. We also usually have 2 different types of chili cooking. My husband likes a very simple meat and bean only chili whereas I like something with more pizazz such as my Monday Night Football Chili.
For bigger games we also make a bunch of munchies which usually include veggies, chips, and a half a dozen different dips. A huge hit is my friend Trista from Anderson’s Angels’ Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Our other big tradition is betting. No, we don’t have a bookie, but the wagers can get interesting! There are the household bets that include who does the dishes or changes the next diaper. There is also fantasy football as well as brackets we fill out with our friends and family. So far that is as “hard core” as we get but online football betting is back if you want to put your money where your mouth is!
Are there big football fans in your family? What are your football traditions?
And with that I must go ~ gotta have dinner ready in time to watch the Broncos put a smack down in the Seattle Seagulls (err… I mean Seahawks).
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