I LOVE OSU FOOTBALL, that's it, I am done with this post.
Tricked you. Saturday is the start of The Ohio State Football season, I get real short of "giddy" when that time of year starts. However, there is heart break to be had, Braxton Miller, No. 5, the star quarter back is out for the season due to a shoulder surgery. My poor mother is just beside herself, he is the son she never had, will not be playing this year, BUT he will be back for the 2015-2016 season. What is the poor woman going to do this year? She will probably wallow in the hot corn dip a little longer then usual. Every game we make the same wonderful, gooey, wonderful, can't go wrong, hot corn dip. We are convinced that every time we make it, OSU wins, or at least has a pretty decent season, except for that one year....
The usual seating arrangement takes place in the studio, which is turned into a stadium for the day. I am on the left, my mother is on the right of the light green tufted couch. My poor husband still cannot figure how to sit in the bean bag chair. He will start of in the up right position, but by the end of a quarter, he is laying flat and trying to get up to start the whole process over again. I think I will have pity on him and get him his own chair this season, not so much for his comfort, but it is really distracting for us to watch the game when he is thrashing around like a just caught trout, I have my priorities you see.
I am going to share this much sought out recipe, but you must be careful, if you are not a OSU fan, this just might turn you to the Buckeye Nation--you have been warned.
Hot Corn Dip
- 2 - 11 oz cans of whole corn, any kind you like, drained
- 2 - 4 1/2 oz cans of chopped green chilies, drained
- 2 cups of shredded cheese, preferably, Monterey Jack, Cheddar or Colby or all three
- 2/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- Ground cayenne pepper for added heat, optional
- Corn chips for dipping, I prefer the ones that are for scooping, the chip does not break and the dip sits in the scoop.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray a 9 x 13 by 2" tall casserole dish.
Grab a bowl and throw everything in, except for the chips. Mix till fully combined, pour everything into the casserole dish and throw in oven, bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, till the edges are bubbly and browned. While the dip is baking, put as much of the chips you like on a baking sheet. When the dip is done, take the dip out and while it cools a touch, put the baking sheet of chips in and heat them up for about 5-10 minutes, it will enhance the flavor of the chip. If the game has started and you have no time to heat chips, by all means eat straight out of the bag, we are short on ceremony around here when the game is ready to start. Enjoy.
Just in case, when the spirit grabs you and you want to sing the OSU Battle Cry and don't want to feel left out, play this a couple of times so you can sing right along. My other alternative favorite is Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye.
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