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Turn Up Your Tailgate

Posted on October 11, 2011

Sure, it’s time to cheer on your favorite team, but let’s face it before kick-off; there are more important matters at hand. When given the proper attention, pre-game munching is worthy of it’s own cheering squad. If you really want to score big time this football season, feel free to steal a few moves from our playbook.

  • Work the Wings. If the NFL could have an edible mascot, it would most likely be the Buffalo wing. The spicier the better. Of course, why stop with Buffalo-style, when an infinite number of flavor options could change the game altogether. Try spicy things up with a chipotle honey glaze or turning on going for a sweet and spicy soy marinade for a change.  We’ve got an Apricot Glazed Chicken Wing recipe that’ll keep everyone cheering.
  • Turn on the Heat. What’s stopping a sandwich from taking the game? With a little flame from the grill, this humdrum underdog is destined for a break away. Heat up a few FreeBird Patties with melted mozzarella and your favorite tomato sauce for a wave-worthy Chicken Parm. Want serious flavor without any work? Fire up a pre-marinated chicken breast and top with a little cole slaw for a kickin’ Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich.
  • Stick It. Spend a little pre-game time with the family prepping for the big day. Gather a variety of cut veggies, like peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes and squash and cube up some chicken to make your kebabs. Marinate them before heading off to the game and grill them up while waiting for kick-off. Extra points for sticking with your team colors!