With my five kids out of the house I don’t cook like I used to. Hubby and I don’t need all that food in the house (or so I tell him!) I figure I cooked the first thirty years, dh can cook the next thirty and then we’ll renegotiate :). But there are times when I do cook…A LOT. Holidays and tailgating seasons have my kitchen bustling.
If you haven’t noticed, it’s football season which means seven weekends in the fall I’m the tailgating queen.
I don’t have to cook as much for the games as I used to. When the kids were in college we’d have thirty or forty hungry college kids descend on the tailgate. Now we’re usually down to about half that. This Saturday, however will be different. It’s a night game, which means we’ll be tailgating from six AM until the game starts at 5 and expecting a large group.
On the menu this week is party mix, popcorn chicken, hamburger/cheese dip, smoked turkey, caramel bars, crab bagels, dip, meat/cheese/crackers, spicy pretzels and pepperoni bread.
Now that some of my kids have their own kitchens 🙂 they help out by bringing a dish each. Which means my preparation is down, which I love! But right now I have two pans of bars in the oven and five grilled turkeys to carve before bedtime….
I’m always on the look out for ideas for tailgating treats. Anyone have any favorites foods/recipes ideal for those game get togethers?