Cook's Corner

Published 5:14 pm Wednesday, September 3, 2008

By Staff
Football and food mix well
By Lisa Tindell
Football and food just seem to together. When I think of football I naturally think of things like hamburgers, hot dogs, boiled peanuts and a cool drink.
Since football season is getting into swing, I thought I might share some recipes this week that would be great for a tailgate party before the big game.
Although, Brewton doesn’t have a big college team to watch locally, there are a lot of people who do go to games in Tuscaloosa, Auburn and Tallahassee and even on down to Gainesville. When you make the effort to travel to those games, you might as well enjoy the whole weekend by having a tailgate party with your friends.
Even if you don’t travel to big games, it’s still fun to have friends gather for some great food at home around the big-screen television on a Saturday afternoon.
If getting together with friends before the game, at home or away, the recipes found here may give you a little something to look forward to along with touchdowns.
The best kinds of foods for any party are ones that can be prepared ahead of time and served with minimal fuss. That means that appetizers, sandwiches or other hand-held foods are the best selections for just such an event.
To start things off, this appetizer might be one of the best combinations
I’ve ever seen. And, to make it even better, this version of Buffalo wings isn’t messy and doesn’t require a lot of clean up afterwards. I’ve made this recipe several times and everyone seems to enjoy it pretty well. Although
I’ve only served it with crackers and vegetables, I think it might make a pretty good sandwich. I’ll let you be the judge.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup Ranch dressing
3/4 cup pepper sauce, such as Franks

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