We are a house divided. We are divided right now by last names, gender, biology/DNA, and most significantly, our NFL teams. L is literally the only one on the fence in our house (it’s because she is so laid-back and wants to cheer for everyone, sweet little thing… and J is brainwashing her slightly). But the rest of the girls in the house are Team NINERSSSSSS as in the San Francisco Forty-Niners as in the BEST TEAM EVER as in the Red and Gold as in Colin Kaepernick… *Pause*
Ok between cupcakes and Colin… I’m drooling puddles. Snapping out of it. The boys are Team Cowboys as in the Dallas Cowboys as in… well there really isn’t much to say because well… Here this should explain it.
And as if normal football at our house isn’t already divided enough, we are also competing against one another in Fantasy Football this week. We’ve kept the trash talking to a minimum so far. But I have decided to represent both teams this week by creating a house divided wreath. Mine is pin-inspired and not really based only on one pin but a compilation of many. Two of my favorites are below, but you can find so many on my Pinterest page.
Website: SwankySouth (This specific item is no longer available on the Etsy shop, but still check out the other items, they have some really cute stuff)
Pin: House Divided Wreath
Website: Again the item is no longer available, but I have made several rag wreaths, and they are a little time consuming but very easy.
I decided to make a rag wreath and add some stars for Dallas and gold ribbon for SF. I then added a cute football ribbon to hang it. Very simple and super cute. If you need instructions on how to make a rag wreath, I found an DIY tutorial at HubPages.
And I can’t leave you without a little tailgating food on Friday. I’m not trying out a pin but giving you a recipe for my Mama’s go to Football Dip aka Sausage Dip. This dip is incredibly easy and so delicious. It is a staple after football games at the Coaches Party and at just about any other fall/winter party. I usually only get a taste of it each time because IT IS GONE in a heartbeat. You will love it trust me. Here’s the play-by-play:
Mama’s Sausage Dip
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes, Cooking Time: 10 minutes
1 can of Ro*tel Tomatoes
1 8 oz. block of cream cheese
1 lb. of pork sausage
*I swear by Neese’s Sausage. I’m sorry if you do not have this stuff readily available in your area. It pretty much is like the Lexington BBQ of Sausage… In other words… THE ONLY SAUSAGE! Click on the link and buy you some. You can thank me later.*
Brown the sausage in a skillet and drain. In a microwaveable glass dish (with a lid), combine the browned sausage, cream cheese, and the tomatoes. Microwave for 5 minutes. Take out and stir. Microwave for an additional 5 minutes. Stir. If mixed completely, no additional time is needed. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips. Love your life and me because I just gave you the best dip ever.
No tailgate will ever be the same without it. Enjoy your football and food today. And if your house is divided, celebrate it. Differences make the world special. And even if those you love are clearly making the wrong team choices, kiss and hug them anyways.