It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Pro Bowl 2008

Pro Bowl 2008

I’m very excited that the NFL football season started this week.  Our family loves football but especially me.  I even manage a fantasy league that has extended family and one of my son’s friends.  Sundays and Monday nights are all about game time and for some reason football games means game time food.

Every year I have a different set of parameters around the food.   One year I would make food from the opposing team’s cities that played on Monday night.  Every city has its own take on certain foods and its own traditions.  Some are obvious like Jambalaya for the New Orleans Saints and a Philly Cheese steak for the Philadelphia Eagles.  Other towns you need to do your homework on the internet. So this year, of course, the theme will be organic, wild caught, local and within the bounds of what we can eat. Here are some ideas that are great for any game:

  • Homemade tortillas filled with beans or shrimp and avocado, turkey with peppers and onions, or beef brisket.  The possibilities are endless.
  • Old Bay Fries — no brainer.  Bake off your favorite fries and sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning!

So if you love football and enjoy tailgating at home or at the game know that you can make great organic foods that are not processed, full of sugar or food dyes.  You’ll be the one that always gets invited to the game.

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