So Here’s the Thing…

So here’s the thing: I don’t really like watching football.

I do, however, enjoy everything that comes along with football season. I love parties, tailgating, lazy Sundays and dressing up to support your team. I also really like attending football games because the energy and excitement is contagious and I’m a huge fan of classic stadium food like hot dogs, kettle corn, nachos and oversized draft beer.

When I got home from laying out by the pool this afternoon, I found Ryan and Sadie on the couch taking in the first University of Florida football game of the season.

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Ryan got his MBA at UF and my sister is currently a senior at the university (and is actually at the game today along with my mom and dad).

I really love having football games on in the background at home. For some reason the sounds of a college or NFL game remind me of home and make me feel relaxed. Strange, I know.

While Ryan took in the game, I made us a simple lunch.

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On the menu today:

  • Turkey sandwich with honey mustard and baby greens
  • Sliced apple
  • String cheese

It was a lunch fit for a 5th grader… or a 26-year-old guy and 25-year-old girl. 😉

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Is honey mustard a southern thing? I never heard of it until I moved to Florida and now I absolutely adore it. Honey mustard can seriously transform a sandwich. So tasty!

Now I’m off to shower up before we pile into my car to run some errands and pick up somethin’ special for dinner.

Hope you’re enjoying this holiday weekend so far. 😀

Question of the Afternoon

Are you a football fan?

33 Responses

  1. I don’t know if it’s a southern thing, but we definitely have it in Ohio! I love that stuff. I like football season too, and I am somewhat of a football fan, at least when it comes to my team, the Buckeyes. I’m fanatical about them! But when it comes to NFL and other teams… I could take it or leave it.

  2. I live in Niagara Falls and we have Honey Mustard 😉
    So, it’s def. NOT a southern thing!

  3. i’m in hawaii and i looove honey mustard!

    ugh football. if my bf didn’t talk/analyze/watch it 24/7 i don’t think i’d mind it so much. hahahaha. all the talk about over/unders, spreads, and even analyzing the weather takes the fun out of it for me. hahaha. but i love going to games for the food! ;p

  4. In Vancouver BC and I LOVE honey mustard, so I don’t think it’s just the south.

    I have never watched college football… But it looks like fun!

  5. I LOVE college football! It is much more fun to attend games, but I will take watching them on television as well. Any way I can support Cal! Go bears!

  6. honey mustard is definitely not just a southern thing! I’m from NY and had it all the time. Plus they have it a Subway usually and that is nationwide!

  7. I’m from Minneapolis and love honey mustard and have it on everything!
    Love college football season too. Go Gophers!

  8. I am not a fan of any sports, but I love the atmosphere too! It’s exciting! Even if I have absolutely no idea what is going on, nor any cares to know!

  9. Mmmm love honey mustard! I agree — good on anything!!!

  10. I love fall because of the lazy Saturdays and Sundays! I definitely can’t sit and watch an entire game though!

    I’m with you on it being comforting – it reminds me of growing up, knowing my dad was in the other room with the game on while my mom napped on the couch next to him.

  11. I am with you on the football! I would be satisfied with the food associated with it and the final score of the game!!!

    We have honey mustard in Michigan…wherever it came from it is yummy!

  12. I LOVE honey mustard! I don’t think it’s a Southern thing, I live in MD and I’ve had it here my whole life 🙂 but who knows, maybe it migrated, haha 🙂 It makes any sammie THAT much tastier, right?!

    Enjoy your football filled day!

  13. I’m a huge football fan! Love it!

  14. I don’t know if it’s a southern thing, but i LOVE it! We like to make our own with local honey and Trader Joe’s brown mustard! YUM! 🙂

  15. I am the same way about football. I like it okay and I like watching the games inside but I don’t actually like going to the games. I end up getting bored about halfway through so it’s not really worth it to me! I do love having a bunch of people over to watch the game though!!

  16. I feel the same about it in the back ground,makes me happy and relaxed..don’t care to watch it though..unless I’m at a game..
    Honey mustard is sweet hot honey in Arizona…

  17. I love honey mustard! I had a honey mustard sandwich for lunch today too. I prefer the runnier, dressing-type honey mustard to the mustard-texture types, but they are both delicious.

  18. Well i loved your blog before…now i love it even more knowing you love the Gators!!! That is my team! We watched the game too!

    Honey Mustard on sandwiches are great or on cheese and crackers.

  19. You must try honey mustard on Salmon…and then add a bit of dill. It’s divine!

  20. yum! i love honey mustard. it’s not a southern thing–i’m from IN! and i don’t like football either but i love the food that goes along with it 🙂

  21. Mmmm I love honey mustard. It’s not a southern thing, we have it in Oregon. Your sandwich looks so tasty! 🙂

  22. I looove college football! And I agree, it makes me relaxed to.

  23. I’m not a fan of football either.. but I love the food that’s involved! 🙂

  24. I absolutely hate watching football, but… I am the same as you and enjoy having it on as background noise. It feels homey, cozy, and like fall- just don’t make me watch it!

  25. I love football season!! I’m not the biggest football fan in the world but I enjoy watching it and love everything about it like you said. Go Trojans!

  26. I feel the same way about most sports! I don’t always know the players or their stats, but I like going with my friends, dressing up, and just being there (or watching with them!). I went to a MN Twins game today and while I haven’t really followed the Twins, it was awesome to just go, enjoy the fall weather and support them.

    And honey mustard is wonderful. It’s changed my life too 🙂

  27. I never was until I moved in with my now husband. He explained the game to me so now that I actually understand what is going on I really enjoy it!!! Stick with it or just enjoy the other aspects:) Being from Canada I do enjoy the CFL but also enjoy the NFL.
    No particular team though

  28. TOTALLY a football fan!!! I am so looking forward to Sunday football days. Our friends all rotate houses throughout the season and hang out, eat food, drink beers, and just have a great time. I’m a huge Jets fan! 🙂

  29. With the exception of the Superbowl, I don’t like watching football on TV. But going to a live game is a lot of fun, even if I don’t understand everything going on.

  30. i cant staannnd football! ick! lol! i love honey mustard though! 🙂

  31. Oh yeah! I love college football. Aside from going to Purdue and Virginia Tech (both big football schools), it also reminds me of home. My dad would always have it on, usually folding laundry, while we were growing up.

  32. I’m the same way with football. I don’t actually LIKE watching the games, but I love the energy surrounding them. Football reminds me of laying on the couch snoozing while my dad sat in his chair cheering on his team. And actually going to the games? Forget about it! LOVE THEM!

  33. I’m the same way! I don’t like actually watching the game, but rather all the fun stuff you mentioned.

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