Fall + football + family = a great weekend here in East Tennessee! Our daughters were home from Nashville for the weekend and, believe it or not, the four of us participated in our first Family 5K! The girls started training for a half marathon earlier this year and planted the seed that we should all do a family 5K. Initially, my response was, “Yeah, right,” seeing as how I am not a runner. Anyway, long story short, John and I began training (a.k.a. walking) and when I saw the announcement about the Team Faith 5K, it seemed like the right time to jump in!
After completing the race Saturday morning, we spent the afternoon at home watching the UT-GA game (if only the VOLS had won!) and snacking on Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip, a new favorite for our football party menu!
Saturday’s 5K was in honor of Faith’s ninth birthday (funds will help with adoption expenses for her little brother from Haiti). Faith was born with Spina Bifida and despite predictions she would never walk, she is determined to show everyone what can be accomplished through FAITH. “Because I want to show people that God made me walk. I want to let everyone know that even if they have Spina Bifida they can finish a race!” Her first race was March 15, 2014. I feel honored to have completed my first 5K as part of Faith’s birthday celebration!
As for today’s recipe, at first my family was a little skeptical when they read the ingredients, but we all loved this appetizer! Cook the sausage, onion, and red bell pepper together, melt in the cheese and remaining ingredients, bake for 20 minutes, and serve! Easy and delicious! I served this dip with corn chip scoops and traditional tortilla chips–not the thin ones–this dip demands a hearty chip. Enjoy!
Recipe by Southern Living, January 2011 As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 81mg Sodium: 835mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 19g
Recipe by Southern Living, January 2011
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