Because we sure were!
Sunday kicked off the first Football Sunday of the NFL season, which is a pretty big deal in our house.
For the past several years, we have invited our football loving friends over to enjoy a day off food, beer, and shenanigans.
Brian woke me up bright and early, like a little kid on Christmas. He scurried around, making sure everything was in working order, i.e the kegerator, the dual TVs in the man room, the TV in the living room (soon to be dining room), and the newest addition, the outdoor bar TV. Everything important of course.
I focused on making sure there were snacks available to help fuel everyone for a big day of cheering for their favorite team.
Lets look at the spread.
Grape Jelly Meatballs
- 32 oz jar of grape jelly
- 2 12 oz jars of chili sauce
- A buncha frozen vegetarian meatballs or real meatballs
- OR 2 lbs of ground beef
-3/4 bread crumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- dried minced onions
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine the grape jelly and chili sauce in a crock-pot on high and allow the contents to get to know each other for awhile. If you are making your meatballs from scratch, combine those ingredients together and form into small balls (yes, small balls). Line your small balls on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes.
Add your small balls into the crock-pot, dial the temperature down to warm and let them swim around for awhile.
Your guests will show up and love them.
We also had plenty of other food available.
Veggies and hummus
A delicious taco dip made by Heather.
Chee-eese dip in a mini crock-pot
Jordan’s famous pepperoni rolls
Eric also made a fantastic smelling green chili which made me want to look into finding a vegetarian version, STAT. Plus there were lots of pretzels, chips and beer.
Shea was so excited because she knew her friends were coming over.
They spent a long time romping around in the yard (and the pool), before they decided they wanted to come inside. We had an instance of “Bumpuses!!” a la the Christmas Story when the dogs managed to open the back door by themselves and came romping in wet dirty paws and all. We finally corralled them into the living room. Not having carpet in there makes it an excellent place for wet dogs to hang out.
You might recognize Charlie in the back from Heather’s blog, Cole is front left, and She Stadium in front right. They were drooling over the pepperoni rolls coming out of the kitchen. Notice the blurry tails, they wouldn’t stop waggin’!
It was quite the successful first football Sunday, and we were tuckered afterwards.
Can’t wait for the rest of the season!