Blogger and YouTube personality Julianne Cronin loves football season — and a good tailgate party. But honestly, who doesn’t? Food and drink are two of the best parts of gameday, which is why she has created three fun recipes for a tailgate party, including football shaped sandwiches, single-serving chili, and, of course, a seasonal spritzer. See how she makes these deliciously themed snacks and drinks in the video above.
Dark rye bread
Turkey or ham cold cuts
Sliced Swiss cheese
Sliced Colby cheese
Lay your bread out on a cutting board, and use either a football shaped cookie cutter or oval container to cut football shapes out of the bread.
Spread mustard on bread slices, and then layer in your cheese and cold cuts. Use your cookie cutter to remove any excess meat and cheese.
Add mayo to a squeeze bottle and use it to make the laces of the football on the top of the sandwich.
Chili On The Go
* You will also need mason jars
Take a cornbread muffin and cut it horizontally into three thin discs. Drop one of the discs into the bottom of a mason jar.
Fill the rest of the mason jar up about three-quarters of the way with warm chili.
Top the chili with shredded cheese, sour cream, and chives; seal the jar with a lid.
Helpful tip: Don’t forget your spoons and pack the jars in an insulated bag to keep the chili warm.
Citrus Rosemary Spritzer
1 cup sugar
½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 sprig rosemary
1 liter club soda
Optional: Alcohol of choice
Combine the lemon zest, sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, and rosemary in a pot. Boil for one minute until the sugar has dissolved and syrup remains. Let cool.
Strain the syrup into a pitcher and add ice and club soda. If you choose to add alcohol, mix in now.