Many of you know me for my tailgating and homegating stories.

Many have asked if I have tested all my recipes.

During the college football off season, I look for creative ways to continue to test recipes, yet have fun.

Friday Night Flick parties have become a tradition.  We invite our friends to dinner and a movie.

I assign each friend a recipe and they bring the finished product to our Flick Night.  We serve and sit around the dining room table and discuss the movie we are about to watch.

During basketball season especially, we usually choose a Friday night because it is one of the few nights without any ballgames.

The movies are always classic….usually a comedy.

Our first official Friday Night Flick party showcased Alabama tailgating recipes from Bama fan, Myra Jeffreys.

We chose red as our theme color as in Crimson Tide.

University of Alabama recipe testing photo by Kathy Miller

The menu featured Denny Chimes hot wings.


  • 2 bottles of Paul Newman's Own Olive Oil & Vinegar Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green chiles
  • 50 wings or drummets (rinsed and dried)


  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 bottle Louisiana Habanero sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Thai Garlic Chili Pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun Sunshine Hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Cholula Hot Sauce


  1. Combine dressing and green chiles. Marinate wings for 2 hours in a large plastic bag.
  2. Melt the butter. Add sauces and simmer. Remove wings from marinade and grill on medium heat for 45 minutes, turning the wings every 10 minutes. Remove the wings from grill, and place in a large bowl and pour warm sauce over the wings tossing with thongs to coat.

By Myra Jeffreys via KathyMillerTime


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 Bama’s Beer Cheese Soup with Million Dollar Munchies

Million Dollar Munchies Alabama recipe photo by Kathy Miller


  • 3/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) chicken broth, condensed
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese ( 8 ounces )
  • 4 to 8 ounces of beer


  1. Cook carrots, celery and onion in butter in a 4-quart Dutch oven until celery and onions are transparent, about ten minutes.
  2. Stir in baking mix, paprika, black pepper and red pepper. Remove from heat.
  3. Gradually stir in chicken broth.
  4. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly: boil and stir 1 minute.
  5. Reduce heat: stir in half and half, cheese and beer. Heat until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve with million dollar munchies. (see recipe below)

By Myra Jeffreys via KathyMillerTime


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The featured movie was The Great Race, a Miller family favorite.  The movie is slapstick in its purest form and our family quotes line after line after line.

It features an all-star cast with Tony Curtis as The Great Leslie, Natalie Wood as Maggie Dubois, Jack Lemon in dual roles as Professor Fate/Crown Prince Frederick Hapnick, Peter Falk as Max, Larry Storch as Texas Jack,  and my personal favorite Dorothy Provine as Miss Lily Olay.  Blake Edwards directed and is classic Edwards.

Even though we served tailgating food, I set the dining room table very formally in honor of the movie setting.  The Great Leslie wooed Miss Dubois with champagne in crystal flutes.

The Great Race table photo by Kathy Miller

Each dinner guest had a place card with quotes from the movie written on the back.  We had such fun reading the quotes and explaining the general theme of the movie.

Dave was Professor Fate and had a big F sewn on his t shirt.

I was Lily Olay, the saloon singer who belts out the memorable “He Shouldn’t-A, Hadn’t-A, Oughtn’t-A Swang on Me”.  Those who know my accent will appreciate.

The quotes:

Prince Hapnick saying “More brandy, more brandy!”

Professor Fate on learning that the iceberg they are stranded on is rapidly melting.  “I’ll keep it to myself until the water reaches my lower lip and then I am going to mention it to somebody.”

  Professor Fate pretending to be a cowboy, “Pardon me Mr. Pahd-nuh”

Texas Jack in the classic bar fight, “Now will you give me some fighting room”.

Miss Lily Olay when asked if she was a native of Buraccho, “I ain’t no native, I was born here”.

The drunken Prince Hapnick telling Leslie goodbye, “So farewell, You great Leslie you”.

 We had lots of fun, toasts and stories about The Great Race.

We began the movie  around 8 and during intermission served Saban’s pie (for Alabama coach Nick Saban) and champagne.


  • 8 king size snickers
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups cool whip
  • 1 deep dish graham cracker crust


  1. Melt together and let cool. Add 4 cups of cool whip. Pour into a deep dish graham cracker crust.
  2. Freeze, then serve.

By Myra Jeffreys via KathyMillerTime


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 Thank you Aunt Vern, Joanne, Sue and Steve, Leslie (the Great Leslie) and Trish for a great night.

The Great Race Friday Night Flicks photo by Kathy Miller

Looking forward to more Friday Night Flicks with family and friends.

Come celebrate with me.

I’ll save you a seat at the table.


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