Welcome back, family! As summer’s heat begins to wane, Alabamians immediately start turning to football. We love attending our son’s games, and we enjoy hosting gatherings and tailgates for those Southeastern Conference games, as well. Of course, the center of attention, aside from the television, is the buffet.
Here, I’m sharing some great additions to your football lineup. I like to stick with finger foods or lighter bites to allow everyone to enjoy the smorgasbord of offerings. This leaves room for friends to bring their special dishes, too. There is nothing like seeing your table fill up with delicious dishes from friends and family!
Pickle de Gallo is an adaption of the classic pico but with the addition of pickles for all the relish lovers out there. It’s great served by itself on tortilla chips, but it’s also delicious on tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled chicken, hot dogs, etc.
Growing up, my mother made chicken salad on a regular basis since it was so affordable. That same cost efficiency makes it perfect when cooking for a crowd. Despite the many chicken salad recipes I have, Pecan Chicken Salad will always be at the top of my list — so that’s what I’m sharing.
This month, we’re featuring a recipe all the way back from 1998 from Alabama Farmers Federation member Carol Glass. She lives in Franklin County and is a longtime leader of Women’s Leadership Committee activities. Over the years, she’s become known for her delicious cooking, and Peanut Butter Crunch is one of her most requested treats. My family sure gobbled them up.
I’m looking forward to fall temperatures, Friday night lights and fun evenings at home with friends and family now that the heated pace of summer is beginning to subside. Each season holds its blessings, and I wish the best of all fall has to offer to you and yours.