Game Day in the Humiston House

Fall Sundays are undoubtedly Shaun's and my favorite day of the week. Not only do we get a double dose of football (S is a lifetime, devout Jets fan while I'm a born 'n bred Giants kind of girl), but we often make it our mission to come up with tasty dishes to enjoy while watching the game. Typically we each pick a game day dish, cook together in our avid kitchen and then settle in for a solid 7+ hours of football (Shaun also likes to watch the 8 o'clock game, though at that point I usually retreat to the bedroom to catch up on my girly shows which include but are not limited to Parenthood and Kardashians). Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to give you a little snapshot of our Sunday game day fun!


For this particular week, Shaun assembled a 7-layer taco dip, complete with roasted and subsequently shredded chicken that was lightly baked to melt the cheese.


I went with an old favorite and penultimate crowd pleaser, pizza dip! I often make this for football Sunday since we both love it so much. Though I do try to branch out to other things, it's hard to cast this aside...


Oh and Shaun also got his Alton Brown on with his famous homemade tortilla chips, warm and salted right out of the fryer (hey, who said game day was healthy?)

Here's my favorite Jets fan digging into the goods...


And here I am loading up one (of many) chips.


So that's how we spend our Sundays. Though today I'm feeling under the weather and sleepy from a dinner party at our place last night, I'm rallying to at the very least change out of my pajamas rock my Bradshaw tee and feast on some leftovers. On the menu for today? Leftover buffalo wing dip (Shaun's delectable creation) and mini hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls! What do you have on tap for today?

Psst...looking for more game day inspiration? Check out the Recipes page under Starters & Dips!

Game Day Eats: Ultimate Pizza Dip

You may or may not know about my fascination with pizza. From Pizza Fridays at work to ordering it once a week for dinner (though still searching for the perfect slice in Hoboken or Jersey City... recommendations welcome!) it seems like that would be enough. That is until I stumbled upon a life-changing recipe. This recipe has become a serious staple on our weekly football-watching Sundays and it's sure to make a major appearance on Superbowl Sunday. It's the Ultimate Pizza Dip - delicious and a crowd-pleaser to boot.

Ultimate Pizza Dip
1 pkg cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat)
1 8oz can Red Pack tomato sauce
1 medium onion, diced
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Pepperoni (I use the turkey kind)
Black olives (if you'd like)
Dried oregano & basil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spread cream cheese in bottom of 9 inch pie plate
Pour tomato sauce over cream cheese
Sprinkle with basil & oregano (to your taste)
Sprinkle diced onion over seasoned sauce layer
Sprinkle cheese over top (generously!!)
Add whole pepperoni slices and black olives(if using...I didn't) on top
Bake for 20-25 minutes uncovered until cheese is brown and bubbly and looks like this...
Serve with Tostitos.
*For another twist add bell peppers or red pepper flakes

So what do you think? What are you doing, and subsequently eating, on Superbowl Sunday?

If you missed Part I of Game Day Eats, check out Roasted Garlic and Goat Cheese Crostini.