Football and Food from Crest North Dallas Apartments

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Cowboys season is upon us and these north Dallas apartments are more than ready. Crest at Park Central is prepping our residents for game day with football-themed recipes courtesy of Babble. It can be a blast to watch the games at a bar like Neighborhood Services or The Second Floor but there’s something to be said for a lazy Sunday spent on the couch in your apartments in Dallas. If you’re going to hunker down and watch football all day you’re going to need sustenance. The team at Crest at Park Central is here to help.

These treats can be enjoyed by Cowboys and Texans fans alike. If there’s one thing everyone can agree on it’s a well-made taco dip. Without further delay, here are football-themed Game Day recipes for the hungry fans in your living room every Sunday. Happy eating, from the apartments for rent Dallas residents trust for all their game day needs.

Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

You’ll Need:

4 large sweet potatoes

3-4 cups of your favorite chili

Toppings: sliced green onions, olives, shredded cheese, pickled jalapeños, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced kale or spinach, toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), diced avocado

Stick the sweet potato in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes before you beautify it with all those toppings. This is a game day snack, so you’re supposed to make your potato look like a football by drawing the white laces on top in sour cream! These will be piping hot when you serve them so beware. Fans might have to wait until the second quarter to dig in but the wait is worth it.

Football Cheese and Cracker Plate

You’ll Need:
1 sleeve Toll House butter crackers

1 6 ounce bar marbled Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into slices 1/4 inch thick

1 8 ounce bar sharp cheddar cheese, cut into slices 1/4 inch thick

About 12 to 15 thinly sliced pepperoni

2 slices light colored cheese like Mozzarella

The key to a good-looking game day snack plate is proper ingredient arrangement. The cheese and crackers should line the edges of this plate to create a football shaped outline. Then,break out the meat and fill the middle of the plate with pepperoni or salami before lining the top with Mozzarella cheese to form the laces. Ta da!

Football Pepperoni Pizza

You’ll Need:

1 pizza dough or premade crust

Pizza sauce

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Pepperoni

Sliced white cheese, cut in strips (Something like Swiss cheese)

Are you noticing a trend here? If a food can be altered to look like a football it’s going to be on this list. Whether you’re making a homemade pizza or simply rearranging the pepperoni and cheese on a store-bought version, your guests will be delighted when this pigskin pizza pops out of the oven. The key, once again, is the presentation. You can throw a couple black olives on top to form the NFL logo as a finishing touch if you really want to show off your food-art skills.

Touchdown Taco Dip with Football Chips

You’ll Need:

For the dip

1 15-ounce can refried beans

4 tablespoons hot sauce, optional

1 cup sour cream

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons taco seasoning

3 cups guacamole

For the chips

12-pack 10″ flour tortillas

2-4 tablespoons olive oil or oil of choice

Salt

This recipe asks you to construct an entire football field out of taco dip. It sounds daunting, but the Crest at Park Central team believes in you. Complete the look with white hash marks, numbers and a midfield logo if you’re feeling fancy. Once you’re done prepping the football shaped tortilla chips you can throw deep bombs up and down your taco dip gridiron all Sunday afternoon.