Whether we are tailgating from a parking lot or cheering from the couch, we enjoy big game day and fun treats to serve. Besides serving the traditional guacamole and chips ( big and crunchy pita or tortilla), we have added more avocado toppings.

Our new twist is adding more green to top off our homemade or delivered pizza.Try chopped or sliced avocado, green onions and a few cilantro leaves over your usual pizza choice.

We usually serve a big pot of chili, right from the crock pot, then place bowls of garnish for everyone to add their own toppings. Along with the usual sour cream, chopped onions and grated cheddar cheese, we place black olives and sliced or diced avocado in bright bowls for color, flavor and texture.

Although beer is the usual choice, try festive lemony-beer for a lighter and refreshing change.
Fill a tall glass with ice and 2/3 or 3/4 lemonade. You can give this glass to children or designated drivers.

Fill the rest of the glass of lemonade with gold beer or ale until frothy. Serve with the hot chili.
Margaritas also pair well with the above game-day dishes. If you are in Miami on Sunday, fresh lime margaritas and ripe avocados are in season.

Cheers to you and your favorite team!

Brenda C. Hill
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