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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cooking Through the Football Season

Last year my oldest sister (who is also an Aggie) gave me and my middle sister (whose husband went to Vet school at LSU) copies of the Southern Living “The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook.”  Which is cool now that we are all fans of SEC teams. 

SEC cookbook

The way the book is organized, each team is highlighted in alphabetical order and has its own game day menu and dishes that are inspired by the team, the school and/or its locale.  For instance, LSU’s game day menu naturally includes Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.  Mississippi State’s menu includes Mississippi Mud Cookies. 

The book also includes a list of team inspired spritzers (all non-alcoholic) and cupcakes as well.  You can visit the Southern Living website for even more SEC game day and tailgating tips and recipes.

So, as I was flipping through it and humming “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” on Saturday morning, the first Saturday of the 2013 College Football season, I had this great idea!

I am going to cook my way through the college football season this year using this cookbook. 

Here’s what I plan to do….

On weeks when Texas A&M is playing an SEC opponent, I plan to make something from our opponent’s menu.  On weeks when we play a non-conference opponent, I will make something either from Texas A&M’s menu or one of the other many great looking recipes in the book. 

Week 1 has come and gone and I did make something from the book.  I’ll post it shortly. 

Gig ‘em and Beat The Hell Outta EVERYONE!