Growing up in Alabama, it’s almost impossible not to get caught up in the excitement of football, but I think I always enjoyed the camaraderie more than the game itself. I don’t think anything generates more excitement than a bunch of avid fans getting together to watch the game. Of course, food and football are almost inseparable, so before game day it’s important to figure out what to feed your fans.
Chips, dip and snacks are a necessity, but I like to have something a little heartier to serve at halftime. Since the entries in the National Cornbread Cook-Off are main dish recipes many of our past winners are perfect to serve for the big game. Here are some of my recommendations.
Buffalo Chicken Cornbread with Blue Cheese Salad: My husband first tasted this when I prepared it on some TV cooking segments and it’s been a week night favorite ever since. Chunks of frozen boneless buffalo wings are baked in a moist cheesy cornbread then topped with blue cheese salad. The dish has a great combination of spicy and cool flavors.
Some of my other game day picks are White Chicken Chili with Cheddar Hush Puppy Crust and Chicken Taco and Cornbread Wedges with Ranchero Cilantro Drizzle. Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo are fun and delicious, but need to be assembled right before eating. No matter how the game turns out, you are sure to score points with any of these winning recipes.
What are some of your favorite game day dishes?