I’ll confess, when it comes to football fun, the only thing fun about it is tailgating!
Tailgating and Superbowl parties.
Even though I’m a girly girl to the max and would much rather be painting my nails than watching football, I do love a themed party! I love party food, making themed dishes, and the community and fellowship of people who gather together to celebrate things, even football!
Part of my job this year is to assist with coordinating, planning, and implementing tailgating at Mississippi College. Have I gone to a game yet?
Have I loved every tailgate?
Football games, especially in the south on Friday nights on high school fields, absolutely cannot happen without this one Mississippi staple… Boiled peanuts! This was my first time ever making them! Let’s be clear, just making, not eating!My sweet Pawpaw grew peanuts among the many other things in his garden so these were always available. I had wanted to make them since last year when I ran across several Pinterest crock pot ideas for making boiled peanuts. Unfortunately my grocery store had already stopped selling them for the season. The minute I saw them return this year, I bought four pounds, worked on my ideal “recipe” for boiled peanuts, and made two whole batches. This recipe is so easy that it feels silly to call it a recipe. Let’s just call it a project.
2 – 2 1/2 lbs of raw peanuts (not roasted, just raw green peanuts in the shell)
1/3 cup table salt
1/2 tablespoon Tony’s
Rinse peanuts thoroughly with warm water in a strainer. Make sure you get as much dirt as possible off. I used my sink sprayer for more water pressure to get them good and clean. Place peanuts in a 5-6 quart crock pot. Pour 1/3 cup of salt over the peanuts and sprinkle on the Tony’s. Next, add enough water to the peanuts to fully cover them. Cook peanuts on low for about 20 hours.
If you have a crock pot with simple settings, it will be easier! Mine has a 10 hour low setting then switches to warm after that. Just start them in the morning, then restart it again when you get home. Normal crock pot dishes you wouldn’t want to leave on warm or sitting out for too long, but with the peanuts it doesn’t hurt them at all to soak extra time in the warm water, actually helps! So once they are finished cooking, drain, cool to the temperature you like (some people like them warm, some like them cold). Then eat! Perfect football fun snack because they feed lots of people and are super easy to snack on.
My name is Kasia. I cook. I bake. I plan meals. I organize things. Occasionally I craft and DIY it up. I collect aprons, owls, cookbooks, days of the week notepads, and recipe cards. Most of my recipes are healthy, but every once in a while splurges are totally welcomed (and always indicated). When I’m not cooking, baking, planning meals, blogging, or dreaming about having a bakery, I work as a Resident Director at
Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Work and 3/4ths of a Master of Arts in Christian Education for Women’s Ministry. I am passionate about ministry with women young and old and doing real life together with all the messiness it holds. Welcome to my kitchen! You can find Kasia at Kasia’s Kitchen.
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