Sunday, September 20, 2009


We were ecstatic to receive coveted tickets to the Tennessee at Florida game as a wedding gift. We had been planning on going to Gainesville for about 3 months. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and due to work and a series of illnesses, we stayed home on the couch in the nice cold A/C. Anyway, we love making nachos for football games, and this is what we typically do. Our Kitchenaid mixer is essential on game days. We use it almost every day actually, I don't understand when people say they barely use theirs. They are missing out!

We are lucky enough to have a fertile avocado tree, so my hubby plucks those babies and we turn them into homemade guacamole, very simply. We just need an avocado, chopped tomato and onion, and fresh lime juice. Then we throw it in the mixer with the beater blade attachment. And yes, our mixer is Gator blue, as is the rest of our kitchen!

We bring out or favorite platter, a Gator platter that we got as a wedding gift from my fellow gator friend Tara. Thanks love! Here is the finished guacamole with some tortillas. Next we will make the chicken dip.

We use our mixer to shred up chicken instead of pulling it apart the old fashioned way. It's amazing the tips you can learn on the different Kitchenaid forums! We shred up 2 cooked chicken breasts, and throw them in a large bowl with a jar of salsa, 2 cups shredded cheese, and a half cup of Mojo marinade and a few dashes of hot sauce. I microwave it all together for about 4 minutes and mix it all up. These amounts will make the dip less cheesy and more chicken-y, which is how we like it. If you want the cheese to be more stretchy and gooey, use one chicken breast or double up on the cheese. This makes a large bowl, and we scoop about half of it into a smaller bowl to put on the platter. Ollie likes the leftovers to make sandwiches or just to eat with more chips later. We also add some sour cream to the last section on the platter and voila!

We ate this with crystal light cranberry lemonade, sprite, and vodka with crushed ice. We are so thankful that the Gators won, although it was a sloppy win. Oh well, we are still ranked #1!


  1. Hey Jessica! It's Christy. We have a kitchen aid that we hardly ever use! I'm so going to try this. Thanks for the tips and I love your blog.

  2. Christy! How have you been? It's good to hear from you!

  3. I'm doing pretty good. Oh yeah, one more thing....which attachment do you use to shred chicken?