Recipes for the Fans: Are You Ready For the Big Game?


There are only a few things that my southern heart looks forward to like I do the Big Game day! Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement…but I do REALLY love football on Sundays! 

Since moving to Duluth from Texas, we have kept our football traditions alive! Sure there may be snow on the ground & no one will be hanging out in the yard playing corn hole like we did down South but nonetheless, we have stuck to our roots! 

Every year we print betting sheets for all the attendees {pre-COVID}. We don’t charge money like typical betting pools. These betting sheets usually give you two choices to choose from & include various aspects of the game from how long the national anthem will be to how many times the quarterbacks will be sacked. You can Google “Big Game Betting Sheets” & find numerous options!

The other crucial part of any Big Game day is food! For the most part, I try to eat a well-balanced diet & make health-conscious food choices. That mindset is completely out the window on this particular Sunday of the year! I want all the bread, wings, & guilty pleasure foods possible! I will share two printable recipes that are a tried & true Big Game day favorites! 


Hawaiian Sliders 


24 slices of deli honey ham

6 slices of Swiss cheese, cut into fourths

1/3 cup mayo

1 T poppy seeds 

1.5 T Dijon mustard

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 T onion powder

1/2 t Worcestershire sauce

2 packages of Kings Hawaiian Rolls 

  1. Cut rolls in half & spread mayo on one side. Place a slice or 2 of ham & cheese in the roll. Replace tops & bunch them closely together in a baking dish 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder, & Worcestershire sauce. 
  3. Pour mixture over rolls, just covering the tops. Cover with foil & let sit for 10 minutes. 
  4. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Uncover & cook 2 more minutes or until the tops are slightly browned.



Reuben Dip 


1/2 pound corned beef

1 can sauerkraut

1/3 cup mayo

1/3 cup Thousand Island dressing

1/2 t Worcestershire sauce

1 package cream cheese

1 T milk 

1.5 cup Swiss cheese 

  1. In a medium bowl mix together cream cheese, mayo, Thousand Island dressing, & milk. It doesn’t need to be completely smooth but the cream cheese does need to be broken up. 
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. 
  3. Transfer to a lightly greased crock pot & cook on low for 2.5 hours, stirring half way through. 

*Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips* 


Do you have any Big Game traditions?? Let me know in the comments!