Who’s ready for fall sports? While cheering on your favorite team looks different this year, we can still celebrate with some version of a “tailgate,” festive fall recipes, and watching games from home in your best school-spirit style! Lolli’s family has cheered on Alabama football for generations, and we both enjoy making intentional memories with fun snacks and treats for game days and other occasions.
So we’ve asked Elizabeth Scokin, otherwise known as the Haute Hostess, to share a couple of recipes WHERE THE GENERATIONS MEET®! Her company also makes glamorous aprons for every occasion, so you can entertain in style anywhere. It was flattering and fun to learn she named my alma mater SMU’s red and blue apron the “Elizabeth” after me, and you can shop more team colors and collections on her website…with masks to match! And right now, Elizabeth is offering $50.00 off her Collegiate Collection of aprons with code “rah!rah!” as well as $50 off her Lodge Collection with code “sassy.”
Read on for more about Haute Hostess, including festive fall recipe ideas and tailgate tips from the celebrity party planner herself!
Festive Fall Recipes
Cooler temps call for fall comfort foods! Lolli’s Weekend Beans and Tex-Mex Chili are seasonal favorites in our house. If you are looking to add some more festive recipes to your family movie or game night, Haute Hostess has you covered. Kick off your Game Day with her crowd-pleasing “Spinach Sarah” dip and a Haute Hostess favorite, “Tortilla Spirals” for a spread as pretty as it is delicious and that the whole family can enjoy!
I named this recipe after my daughter, who loves tailgate parties. Spinach Sarah is the perfect dip for a cocktail party or game day. I adore it with Fritos Scoops! ~ HH
4 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach
1 cup spinach liquid
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
10 tablespoons butter
2 cans Rotel tomatoes without the juice
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon black pepper
16 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
First, cook the spinach according to package directions. Drain and reserve liquid. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add flour, stirring until blended and smooth; do not brown. Then add reserved spinach liquid, stirring constantly. Cook until smooth and thickened. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until cheese melts and serve immediately.
These versatile Tex-Mex morsels are fun to make and great to nibble with a cocktail. Perfect Game Day appetizers! ~ HH
6 oz. cream cheese at room temp
4 oz. mild goat cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies
6 sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained and thinly sliced
3 scallions, trimmed and minced
1/3 cup pitted black olives, minced
4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
3 tablespoonfuls minced cilantro
2 teaspoons chili powder
Cayenne pepper and salt to taste
14 large flour tortillas
Begin by beating the room-temperature cream cheese and goat cheese together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in all the remaining ingredients except the tortillas. Then spread 1 tortilla with a generous 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Top with a second tortilla and spread in the same fashion with the cheese mixture. Roll up the tortillas tightly like a jelly roll and wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and cheese mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to firm. Cut each tortilla roll into 1/2 inch slices and serve on a pretty tray. VOILA, Y’ALL!™ Once made, they can be stored in the refrigerator up to a week, or even frozen.
“Cheers from Nashville!” -Elizabeth Scokin, Founder of Haute Hostess
Let us know if you try any of these recipes or go glam in a Haute Hostess apron (great for holiday gifts as well!) by tagging @lolliandme in your posts on Facebook and Instagram. Happy (nearly) fall, y’all! Love, Lolli and Me