Although I typically couldn’t care less about football or it’s biggest day of the year, this game is a little bit different.  We live in the suburbs of Atlanta and even I am getting excited about watching the Falcons this Sunday! The one thing that I do love about the game is creating a gluten free menu that will thrill Doug and our non-GF guests. All the usual suspects will be there; corn tortilla chips & salsa, popcorn, potato chips & dip, and chicken wings. I’ll also have roasted peanuts, M&M’s, and GF pretzels for mindless snacking (football’s a good excuse for that, right?). Of course, I’ll make my traditional football-shaped chocolate cake, using our ABUNDTANT LOVE cake mix, but I’m also adding a new Pinterest find, “Fluffy S’mores Dip” , served with GF graham crackers. The star of this year’s menu features this recent hit:

Meatball Sub Casserole

8 slices gluten free sandwich bread, toasted

8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided

1 pound package fully cooked frozen GF meatballs (or make your own!)

28 ounce jar pasta sauce (or make your own!)

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9X13 baking dish. Arrange toasted bread slices in a single layer in baking dish and fill in any gaps with smaller pieces of bread. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and seasonings, then spread of bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella. Gently combine meatballs and sauce and layer that on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.

In case I get bored, I’ve downloaded a new book and will have it at the ready, but maybe they’ll score some home runs or something and keep it entertaining! Just kidding…I know they’ll do that! 😉