5 lovely links (you’ll love): tailgating recipes

20 Sep

happy tuesday!

another day, just aiming towards friday.  i hope you’re doing well.  today is tuesday, so you know what that means…i find links and you click on them.  it’s really that simple.  for some reason lately, i always have food on my mind.  it’s just wrong.  i think it could be stress.  but that’s another blog post all together.

since i’ve been on this fall kick (and if you must know, i am a full fledge cowboy fan) and it’s time to talk tailgating.  here are some links to some good ones.

LINK #1 cheddar blt burgers with tarragon russian dressing

cheddar burger with tarragon russian dressing

LINK #2 italian chicken soup

i think this is great to pack in a thermos and sip while the burgers are being made!  thanks ree

Ingredients
  • 1 box Ditalini Pasta (very Short Macaroni-type Pasta Noodles)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Cut Up Fryer Chicken
  • 8 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
  • 2 whole Green Bell Peppers, Diced
  • 2 stalks Celery, Diced
  • 2 whole Fresh Jalapenos, Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 can (28-ounce) Can Whole Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • ⅓ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Oregano
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Pepper, To Taste
  • Parmesan Cheese Shavings, For Serving

preparation instructions

Cook pasta in a pot according to package directions, being sure not to overcook it. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool. Toss in 1 tablespoon olive oil and set aside.

Place chicken in a large pot or dutch oven and cover in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer chicken, covered, for 30 minutes. Turn off heat and leave covered for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and shred meat. Discard bones and set meat aside.

Dice canned tomatoes and return them to their juice. Set aside.

Heat a small skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and oregano and turn off heat, stirring over the next minute to keep oregano from burning. Set this aside.

Either pour off chicken broth into a separate container or use a new pot to saute onion, green pepper, celery, and jalapenos in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, and tomatoes with their juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add cooked pasta, cream, and all the oregano and olive oil from the small skillet. Stir to combine. Turn off heat.

Serve with lots of Parmesan sprinkled on the top–the more the better! Crusty Italian bread is good, too.

LINK #3: traditional southern deviled eggs

i’m not usually a fan of paula deen just because that accent drives me BONKERS but these eggs will be the hit of your party or tailgate.  just pop them in a tupperware dish and throw on the table.  BAM! oh, wrong chef.

LINK # 4: amy’s party ideas

check out these great and cute ideas for a theme party on the sidelines…

LINK # 5: carmelized onion dip

gotta have a dip!  check this one out from southern living (click above)


     

One Response to “5 lovely links (you’ll love): tailgating recipes”

  1. Susan September 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Yum, liked todays food links. xo

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