For the Super Bowl game this year, as always, I try to split the food and beverage choices evenly between the two teams.
For the Atlanta appetizer portion, I found the perfect dip recipe from www.mccormick.com.
It's a perfect blend of bacon, peaches, Vidalia onions, and McCormick's Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade mix. This one will definitely be made again for summertime cookouts!
1 T. butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced Vidalia onion
2 slices bacon, chopped
1 package McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon marinade
1 cup cola-flavored beverage
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh peaches (about 3 or 4)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon; cook and stir 6 - 8 minutes until bacon is crisp.
Stir marinade mix, cola, and brown sugar into skillet. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Stir in peaches and pecans; simmer until heated through.