I'm going to be honest. I'm starting to have a little soft spot for football.
It's like when you're a kid and your mom makes you repeatedly eat something you don't like. Eventually, you'll develop a taste for it.
The athletic eye candy. The tension in the air. The party atmosphere. A reason to get together with friends. Trust me, I still have NO IDEA what's happening on the field, but at least I'm trying, right?
This 3-year old gets it, for crying out loud!
This week, I'm going to try really, really hard. To make it more interesting, I'm going to have a snack off by squaring nom vs nom in a race to the very last bite. Will the city with the best treat also win the game?
1) Cincinnati vs. Houston
Cincinnati is known for it's awesome 5-Way Chili, which is basically a way of building up and customizing your own bowl. We gave it another spin with this 5-Way Pizza
. Huzzah! Pair that off against some Snappy Joes on Texas Toast
and we've got a real competition on our hands. Houston, we have a problem.
2) Minnesota vs. Green Bay
This is a rivalry big enough that I
know about it. Packers and Vikings in a play-off showdown? Come on, son. To throw down for Minnesota, whip up this Gone Fishing Chex Mix
, an homage to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. For some Green Bay lovin', dip into Cheese Fondue
like a true Cheesehead.
3) Indianapolis vs. Baltimore
Indiana and corn pretty much go hand in hand, so dip your play-off wishes into this awesome Grilled Vegetable Salad
. Pair that against Maryland's renowned crabs with Impossibly Easy Mini Crab Cake Pies
4) Seattle vs. Washington
Here's a question: How are you supposed to choose? Is this just a city vs. state type of thing? Last time I checked, Seattle was part of Washington. For this game, pair an Iced Hazelnut Coffee Cooler
for Seattle with these Ground Beef- and Corn-Topped Potato Skins
, using Red Skin Potatoes for Washington.