Tailgate menu ideas?
Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:51 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:14 AM
You can make chicken salad in pitas or lettuce cups, just grill/cook some chicken & cut it, & mix it with what you like. We love curry chicken salad with chopped cashews & grapes...okay I'm getting hungry!
Do they sell jicama where you live? A good and easy salad is jicama, mango, and cucumber with some lime, chili, and red onion.
We picnic a lot and I love making these sandwiches, if you end up going the sandwich route try them they are yummy! (recipe from Dean & Deluca)
Goat Cheese, Avocado, and Turkey Sandwich on Nut Bread
An ideal picnic sandwich, especially when a crisp, cool bottle of Sancerre or Pouilly-Fum© is at hand.
3/4 pound tomatoes, finely minced (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon finely minced scallion
2 heaping tablespoons finely minced cilantro
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
12 slices nut bread, each about 1/3 inch thick, 3 inches wide, 6 inches long (this is easiest to achieve if you cut the bread from a round loaf)
12 ounces goat cheese
12 thin slices of smoked turkey breast (about 1/2 pound)
2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and cut into thin slices
1. Mix together the tomatoes, scallion, and the cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Spread each of the 12 bread slices with 1 ounce of goat cheese. Top 6 of the slices with a slice of smoked turkey. Top each turkey slice with one sixth of the tomato mixture, spreading evenly. Top that with a thin layer of avocado slices, seasoned with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining slices of turkey, and cover with the remaining 6 slices of bread (which have been spread with goat cheese). Cut each sandwich in half.
Don't fret over slicing the bread exactly in this great sandwich recipe—or even the exact proportions of ingredients. What follows is a guideline. But any combination of these ingredients on any slice of nut bread is going to yield a great sandwich. Makes 6 sandwiches
Also, someone sent me this NY Times picnic list, really good stuff and easy:
Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:25 AM
And a good dessert always makes things special - a cheesecake with fresh strawberries or some apple pie, maybe?
At the stadium, they don't care what you're drinking as long as it's not in the original container. Champagne in plastic party cups would also make things nice!
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:52 AM
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:59 AM
Layered Summer Salad
It is definately a classic! I am actually making it this weekend for our annual family fishing derby!
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