In the Junction: Roll Over the Tide Edition


It is the 10th game of the year and we are headed to Tuscaloosa to “Roll over the Tide”.  Game time is 2:30 and once again we are the game to watch on Saturday.  College Game Day will be back again for antoher Saturday of SEC football.

I was there when we “Beat the Bear” in 1980! This will be an awesome win for the Dawgs while we reamin #1 in the nation!

We have beautiful fall football weather. Take the 90 minute excursion to Bama Country and cheer on our Dawgs. Set up your tailgate early to show Alabama how to party and play football – Mississippi State style!




Beef Broth

V-8 vegetable juice



Worcestershire sauce


Pickapeppa sauce


For each beverage: Fill glass with half beef broth and half V-8.  Give 1 good jigger of vodka, 1/8 wedge of lime, several good squirts of Worcestershire, Tabasco, Pickapeppa sauce, and a good sprinkling of Tony’s. Stir and shake with ice to chill.


1 cup mayonnaise

1 dry package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing

1 (8 oz.) can artichokes, drained and chopped

1 jar marinated artichokes, drained and chopped

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. Creole seasoning

Add all ingredients together; chill.  Great served with Wheat Thins.


8 oz. Jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese, grated

8 oz. mild Cheddar cheese, grated

8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated

1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes, drained

4 oz. diced pimiento

Mayonnaise (about 1/3 cup)  May need more

Combine all ingredients.  Use for sandwiches or as a dip.


2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1 cup slivered almonds

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 pkg. Hormel bacon bits

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

5 minced green onions

Jar of orange marmalade

Let cream cheese get very soft.  Use a mixer and mix the first 5 ingredients well.  Line a deep bowl with saran wrap so the ball will unmold easily.    Press the ball into the bowl to make a firm cheese ball; refrigerate overnight.  After unmolding to serve, use a knife and spread the ball with the orange marmalade.  Then cover with bacon bits; using your hand to pat the bacon bits on cheese ball.  Serve with you favorite cracker – Ritz and Wheat thins are great!


1 Jiffy cornbread mix

3 eggs, beaten

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup chopped green onions

1 can Ro-Tel, drained

8 oz. grated Colby cheese

1 bag (16 oz.) frozen crawfish, do not drain

Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes.  Cut into brownie size pieces and serve warm.  Cornbread will be moist.


2 (10.25 oz.) pkg. Betty Crocker fudge Brownie Mix (bag not box)

8 oz.  sour cream

12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Prepare brownie mixes  according to package directions.  Add the sour cream and the chocolate chips and nuts.  Grease 48 miniature muffin tins; fill cups almost to the top.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 – 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Have a plate ready with a mixture of powdered and granulated sugar ready.  Release brownie bites from pan onto sugars.  Roll in sugar while still hot; place on wire rack to cool.