I Put My Hand Up On That Chip; When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip
After a disappointing end to Auburn's longest winning streak in the nation, this week we are faced with a night game. A 7 PM E.T. kick-off means one thing; more time to tailgate. This Saturday's all-day festivities call for a larger football feast, refills of school spirit(s), and completed tackles by Auburn's defense. During Saturday's grazing to prepare for the game, why not try one of these delectable dips?! For a simple but festive dip, spread guacamole in a tray and create yard lines and end zones with strips of sour cream (Snackpicks.com).
For those of you up for more of a challenge, Southern Living compiled a list of 14 Team-Inspired Tailgate Dishes. Of course the 2010 National Champs made the cut! The 'War Eagle Dip-and-Chips' served with kettle chips or waffle fries will please not only your taste buds but also your fellow tailgaters.
War Eagle Dip-and-Chips
1 (2.1-oz.) package fully cooked bacon slices
1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
2 cups (8 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup sliced fresh chives
2 teaspoons hot sauce
Microwave bacon according to package directions until crisp; drain on paper towels. Cool 10 minutes; crumble. Stir together bacon and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours before serving. Garnish, if desired. Serve with crispy, warm waffle fries or kettle chips. Store leftovers in refrigerator up to 7 days.
Prepare either of these dips, or even THE Buffalo "Eagle" Dip (reference earlier blog post), and your tailgate will be up to Charlie Sheen's "Winning" standards! War Damn Dips! Down with the FAU Owls!