Impress friends at your next football party with this masterpiece. The best part? There's practically no cooking involved!
You will need
- Cheese dip
- Sour cream
- 22 Vienna sausages
- 11 cubes yellow cheese
- 11 cubes white cheese
- 2 beef jerky sticks
- 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese
- Hot dogs and rolls
- Assorted snacks
- Heavy-duty aluminum foil
- 9 x 13-in. pan
- Pastry bag with tip
Step 1 Fill the field Place heavy-duty aluminum foil on the spot where you plan to build your stadium. Center the pan on the foil, and fill the middle with guacamole to represent grass. Then, line one end zone with salsa and the other with cheese dip.
Build the stadium where it will be eaten; once you finish, moving it will be impossible.
Step 2 Draw the yard lines Using a pastry bag, draw yard lines with sour cream
Step 3 Top sausages with cheese Create players with helmets by securing a cheese cube to the top of each Vienna sausage. Place the sausages with white cheese tops on one end and the yellow cheese-topped sausages on the opposite side to represent opposing teams.
Step 4 Fabricate goal posts Make goal posts by slicing each sausage stick into four strips and using toothpicks to hold them together. Then lay a slice of Monterey Jack cheese in either end zone, securing the posts through the cheese and to the field with toothpicks.
Step 5 Build the stadium Build the stadium. Line the edges of the field with 1 to 2 layers of cooked hot dogs in rolls, held together with skewers.
Step 6 Add the fans Fill the space between the stadium walls and the field with chips and another assorted snacks to represent fans. Have extra bags of ‘fans’ on hand to replace those who, um, don’t make it to the end of the game.
Franklin Field, which has staged University of Pennsylvania sports since 1895, is the oldest U.S. football stadium, according to the National Collegiate Athletics Association.