Once fall arrives, my inbox is inundated with fantasy football invites, but I’ve always opted out of them. I usually end up spending my Sundays checking out the apple orchard with my busy-bodied three-year-old or curling up with a book during his naptime. But I secretly fantasize about hosting a game day food bonanza. I mean, who doesn’t want a day dedicated to grazing and lounging around with friends?
If I were hosting a game day spread, my main star would be chili, and I’d use one of these fun upgrades.
Repurpose with a Purpose
If your cupboard is anything like mine, there’s a growing family of mismatched coffee mugs. Where do they come from? I think the culprit is in cahoots with the sock monster. (You know who you are.)
Mugs aren’t limited to coffee, though. They’re actually the ideal chili cups for game day – individual serving size with a handle to prevent overheated hands. Here’s a perfect recipe from our Fall Lookbook to serve in them.
The New Chili Bar
Everyone has a favorite chili delivery device: hot dogs, fries, nachos. I’m totally inspired by Chris Nease’s take on the chili bar. It’s a foolproof way to please every palate and diversify a one-dish meal.