Growing up in Pittsburgh it’s in your blood to be a huge sports fan. We are the City of Champions for sure with our Pittsburgh Steelers, the Penguins and Pirates. You can’t forget about the Panthers as well as our amazing high school teams. I grew up in a house where either you played sports or you watched them on tv…well at least that was how my brothers were. Since neither I nor my sister (sorry Di) have zero athletic ability, we were in the kitchen with Mom making food for the big game. Every game was ‘the big game’ with each game being more important than the last.
Game day in our house meant two things – you had your assigned seat to sit in as superstition played a huge factor and secondly, you always, ALWAYS, had amazing foods to eat. I mean you had to keep up your energy in order to cheer on your team. Here in Pittsburgh we bleed black ‘n gold and regardless of where you live in the world you’re a Steelers fan for life.
I can remember when Mr. Fantabulous and I were in Vegas many years ago. I was walking down the strip wearing a Steelers jersey. I lost count of how many folks would see my shirt and immediately high five me while chanting “here we go Steelers, here we go!”. I wear my colors proud whether they win or lose. So even though the Steelers aren’t in the running this year for the big game, I’ll still watch football…and hockey…and whatever other sport is on tv.
With that I’m sharing with you some Fantabulous Game Day Dishes that are sure to make you the MVP of the game… well that is, for the food at least *wink*.
So nachos are a requirement for every game however switch it up and go with my Creole Shrimp Nachos!
Right now I’m on a huge Fried Ravioli dish. You get all that cheesy goodness of a cheesestick but in a crispy pasta crust!
Beef – Bacon – BBQ Sauce… you need nothing else.
Sriracha Glazed Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings… yeah, you can drool a little!
Candied Kielbasa Bites – so easy yet to flippin’ good!
Hot Guinness Reuben Dip – my life is complete now!
BBQ Meatloaf Stacks – Bite size or man-size!