This weekend marks the beginning of college football – yea!!
Yes, I do love college football. This year Syracuse joins the ACC - a move I wasn’t too sure about ( especially with basketball). But, living in the south, I do like the idea of getting to attend some games closer to home. This year , SU plays Ga Tech – in Atlanta. I’m already psyched and the game’s 6 weeks away!
Tomorrow, we start our season against Penn State. I can remember, as a member of the SU Marching Band, taking a bus to a Penn State game. The stadium was out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by huge parking lots. I’d never seen so many RVs in my life! The Carrier Dome, at SU, is in the middle of campus so the parking and therefore the tailgating set-up is quite different. I’ve learned since, that the sea of RVs a pretty typical sight on a football Saturday.
Anyway, today I’m sharing my favorite dip for watching football. It’s actually a recipe I shared in a multi recipe post, a while back. It’s so good I decided it needed a post of its own. Ladies – guys LOVE this dish. The full recipe makes ALOT - so if you’re having a big group, by all means make the full recipe. I usually make a half portion, which fits a pie pan or 8×8 dish perfectly. But I do make the full meat portion and freeze half of it, to have at the ready for another game. It’s a hearty dish and works perfectly with Tostitos Scoops. I offer extra salsa and guacamole on the side.
Note: The KEY to this dish is to make sure you drain the meat mixture VERY well. I put the meat in a colander to drain and then spread it, in a single layer, on a sheet pan covered with three layers of paper towels.