Like many of our friends and neighbors, we are dedicated football fans, watching games on Sunday afternoons.
Only, as a locavore, our snacks may be a bit different than others out there.
Crackers with chevre and pineapple habanero jelly. Don’t you always serve these at your football tailgate parties? If not, you should.
The chevre is just so, so good. I get it from Breezy Willow. They buy it from an Amish farm and sell it at their farm, and at the Glenwood farmers’ market.
Believe me, I could sit there and eat the entire log of this cheese. We put it on rosemary crackers, from Roots. Added a dollop of my homemade jelly.
We figured something out about the jelly. The bottom of the jar is hotter than the top. It seems those bits of pepper settle and the more you dig into the jar, the hotter the jelly gets.
Still, with a cold Yuengling, from my husband’s home county in Pennsylvania, this is locavore Nirvana, in terms of game day food.
Anything else you can think of, that compliments football and fall?
All summer long I was digging (yes, I chose that word, and I mean digging with a pita chip or a spoon as well as enjoying!) layered veggie appetizers and thought I’d be eating them during football season.
Of course football season for me means spending 4 hours heating pretzels in the concession stand, with breaks to pour “cheese” and “chili” into bags of Fritos for Marching Tacos . . . but come the Superbowl, yes, I need to step up my game. I can’t go entirely local, though, as I will want some guacamole and I don’t live where avocados grow.
To me, tomato tarts are terrific for fall football food, as the tomatoes are still coming (still!) and I’m happy to turn on the oven to bake. That, and chili. A nice bowl is a terrific meal to dig my spoon or chip into.