Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tailgate food Vanderbilt edition

We have season tickets for Mizzou Football this year, their first year in the SEC. Not that this is magic or anything,  I think it's like taking AP classes in high school .. it's really hard and at first you don't really measure up, but in the long run it makes you better. Now until this year we went to about half the home games each year so when some friends thought they'd let 2 of their seats go Adam bought them instead. 

 This season got started with 3 weeks of home games, all in the evening, and when you add tailgating into the day and the fact that Adam has been working most Saturday mornings, it makes for a reeeealy long day. 

So this week brought Vanderbilt to town and it wasn't the outcome we hoped for with a loss and a few injuries to the team. Also, this week our weather turned from crisp to cold (in my opinion) and even with quite a few layers on, I froze. 

There's always a wide variety of food to eat. I tried a new recipe to take this week, it was good but needs some tweaking.  

Jalapeno Popper Dip
6-8 slices of bacon  Confession- I used the whole pound minus what I snacked on. Don't judge.
2  8 ounces packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayo
4-6 jalapenos copped- you know the rules get rid of seeds and veins if you want less heat
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup chopped green onion  

1 cup crushed crackers- they suggested Ritz, I used Town House
1 cup Parmesan.
1/2 stick butter- melted

Pre-heat oven to 350 
Combine all the ingredients and mix well. I just put them all in my Kitchen-aid and let it do the work for me. Spread in baking dish- I used a browning pan and it worked well. Obviously, the bigger the pan, the less baking time. Combine the toppings, and cover the top.  Bake approx 20-30 or until bubbling.
We used Frito's scoops but it would be really good on crackers too.

Like I said it needs something... more heat for me I think. Since I wasn't sure who liked spicy and who didn't I played it safe. 

I use a grapefruit spoon to get seeds out

Yummy bacon

Cookies travel well and are always a hit

Here's hoping for more wins, and more warm games! Go Tigers!




  1. Ooh, that popper dip is different from the one I make. We might have to try your version next time!

    1. I'll get yours and make a hybrid recipe!