Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall is coming!

Ahhhhhhhh! Finally some cooler weather is here! I have to say it was wonderful that the last two mornings getting up to a crisp breeze.  I hauled out some Halloween decorations, just to get myself started into the season of pumpkins.  I can't remember being so excited for a season change before.....I think it has a lot to do with how hot this summer was for all of us.  Football season is here and so is tailgate food!

What is your favorite Tailgate Food?  I look forward to all the traditional hot wings and pigs in a blanket, but there are a few old standbys that from the time I was a kid until now I just can't get enough of when the pigskin season hits!  Grape Jelly Meatballs and Horse Radish Wraps.

Grape Jelly Meatballs

1 bag of frozen meatballs
1 large jar of grape jelly
2 jars chili sauce

Mix jelly and chili sauce together and pour over meatballs in a crockpot.  Cook on high until heated through then turn down to low.

Horse Radish Wraps

1 pkg Budding Roast Beef slices
1 pkg cream cheese softened (plain)
1/2 cup horse jarred horse radish

Mix together cream cheese and horse radish.  You can add less horse radish if you want less of a kick.  Take a small spoonful and place in the middle of the beef slice and fold to encase the cheese.  Use the toothpicks to hold together.  Refridgerate for at least an hour before serving.

Now is also a great time to start thinking about what bulbs you are going to plant for the spring. Clean up flower beds and your summer garden.  It's also a great time to start scoping out where you want to divide your Hostas and plant some mums. I have started on some of this, but need to get going before time gets away from me.

1 comment:

Natalie (Magistrale) Taylor said...

YUM! the grape jelly meatballs are one of our favorites too :)