Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Score a Touchdown With Your Party Food!!

Being a coach's daughter and coach's wife football and basketball seasons are just a part of my life. (Aren't they part of everyone's??!!) I joke with my husband in July and say, "See you in March, honey!" With football season comes many, many gatherings. Whether it's the coaches all convening after a game or practice... many times after both, players coming by, or an actual planned party with family and friends, good party food is a must!
Here are some of our favorites.

Sandwich Ring:
In the past, for all of our parties (and we love to party here) I have always ordered a hoagie ring from the deli. These run us from $28-$35, whether we need a medium or large. I slice the ring into sandwiches for each guest. Everyone loves them so they were worth the expense. So, I was so excited to get this recipe! I never even thought of being able to make my own!! Leave it up to Pillsbury!!
I often make these sandwiches into a Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie ring... or a Primanti sandwich (a cheesy burger with french fries and coleslaw on top!) a Steeler original!!

Hot dogs en croute: (sounds better than "pigs in a blanket")
I always make these. I've been making these myself with the crescent rolls for years. SO much cheaper than buying 100 of them (frozen) for $16.99, which they cost here, and they taste so much better!! I buy a large pack of Nathan's cocktail franks at a wholesale club for $6.99, then get my crescents for free or .30 cents, usually, with coupons!

Grilled Pizza:
Our last pizza delivery bill when the coaches stopped by was upwards of $75! We won't be having many more at that price! So, we just grill our own. Comes out to be less than half that!


  1. Grilled pizza would be perfect for fall kick off!

  2. Good post! You can never have too many football food recipes.