Big Weekend for the Spartans

Happy Monday to you! If you are a Spartan fan, I’m sure you are just as excited as I am because we won the Big 10 Championship on Saturday! Go Green! Congrats to the other three teams who made the playoffs as well. We are looking forward to another great game against Alabama on New Year’s Eve.

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Indianapolis to attend the game and had a very fun weekend. Cheering on the Spartans with some of my favorite people, what could be better? I went with my parents, Nick, and best friend Alyssa and we met some family friends and family there. We arrived to Indy on Friday evening and the town was already buzzing with fans from both schools. We prepared for the game with some good food and of course a couple drinks. The game itself was obviously the highlight of the weekend.It was an intense game (I have little to no voice left), but our Spartans fought hard and beat the Hawkeyes 16-13.

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I hope everyone else had a great weekend full of family, friends, and football as well! Talk to you guys soon!

– A & M –

Tailgate Chip Dip

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an exciting, football-filled weekend like I did! I attended the MSU vs Oregon football game on Saturday. Not only did the Spartans pull out a victory (GO GREEN!), but I had a great time tailgating and celebrating with friends and family!

Along with tailgating comes yummy food, drinks, and getting excited for the upcoming game. I’m always looking for new recipes to try and came across a delicious chip dip because someone was serving it at their party. It is always a good sign when everyone is surrounding and devouring one specific dish, and I loved it myself. My mom and I have made it a few times now, and every time it is completely gone and numerous people have asked for the recipe. Bonus that it is packed with veggies and beans so you don’t feel super guilty eating it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as everyone at the tailgate did! Beware it is highly addicting!

Veggie and Bean Chip Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 15.25 oz can corn
  • 1 15 oz black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 packet good seasons dressing mix

Directions:

  • Place corn, beans, and chopped veggies in a medium bowl.
  • Mix oil, vinegar, and seasoning packet.
  • Add liquid dressing to veggie and bean mix.

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I intended on taking a picture of the dip at the tailgate, but the fun and craziness got the best of me, oops! When my mom, and I make it, we dice the avocado smaller than what’s shown in the above picture.

(Picture from http://www.rachelcooks.com/2011/07/01/black-bean-and-avocado-dip-or-salad/)

– M –