Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Two More Tailgates or Wish You Were Here

Indiana University may not be winning lately,
but they have not been visiting our tailgate, either.
I think not.

A couple of weeks ago we had our breakfast tailgate.
We prepared Honey Vanilla Poundcake
with berry glaze.

I used Ina Garten's recipe for the pound cake.
Since it can be difficult to find extra-large eggs,
I suggest using large eggs, but adding one extra egg
to compensate.

Do as I say and not as I do.
Follow the directions and take the pound cake out 
after 60 minutes, max.
I hesitated, based upon reviewer complaints 
and left it in for 70 minutes.
It was too well-done.

One cannot determine if a pound cake is done by using a tester.
It will always come out gooey with batter.

Pound cake is a dense cake,
a gooey cake,
not a fluffy cake.

The Foodie Daughter made the berry glaze.

I had also made my world famous 

Hearts soared,
crowds cheered
and the Hoosiers still lost.

Guess they should have come to the tailgate.
Coach Wilson, are you listening?
From one Miami alumnus to another...
Miami something, er assistant head coach,
just saying.

Breakfast burritos, courtesy one of our tailgate chums.

I recently had a dip at a Master Gardener meeting
that I just had to get the recipe for.

Artichoke Dip

1 cup mayonnaise (do not use light mayo)
1 8-ounce block cream cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dill
1 garlic clove, grated
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts

Not shown: paprika

Either in a food processor or with a mixer,
blend together the cream cheese,
mayonnaise, Parmesan, dill, garlic and 
Worcestershire sauce.

Chop the artichoke hearts as finely as desired.
Warning: with some brands it will be necessary
to remove the choke from the artichokes
before chopping.

Stir in the chopped artichokes.

Spread into a 8" round or square baking pan.

Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes,
or until bubbly and a little brown.

Serve with crackers or on sliced French bread
or another sturdy bread.

Fast forward a week and we find that our spot has
been usurped by Habitat for Humanity.

That tree is our usual spot and if we had set up the
tent there,
then our tailgate neighbors would not have had room to set up.
So we moved over so they would have room.

The tables are set with food.
This week it is a seafood extravaganza
complete with our offerings of
shrimp rolls,
krab bites
and artichoke dip.
Our friends brought 
crab rangoon,
spicy shrimp,
teriyaki shrimp,
cheesy meatballs
and gravy and biscuits.

Our tailgate neighbors had to set up closer to the street.

They were serving up breakfast sandwiches,
with over easy eggs, fried spam and bologna
with fried crispy crowns (think flat tater tots) on top.

They generously offered me a sandwich.
Delicious and filling.

They were also serving up jambalaya,
fried chicken wings, jalapeno poppers
and marinated pork sandwiches.

I hear the jambalaya was good,
but as it had chicken in it, I had to pass.

Fabian Seafood visited town again this week
so I purchased more shrimp.
Lovely shrimp for this delicious and different recipe.

Shrimp Rolls

1 small lemon
2 tablespoons sweet chili aioli*
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
1 pound shrimp, sauteed and chopped
1/2 cup celery, diced
2 eggs, hard boiled and diced
salt and pepper to taste
4 hot dog buns or New England style buns
4 lettuce leaves

*For the sweet chili aioli,
combine 2 tablespoons mayonnaise,
2 teaspoons lemon juice, 
1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
and 1 tablespoon sugar.
Mix well.

This aioli also works well as a salad dressing,
or a condiment for fish.

Grate 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind form the lemon.  
Squeeze lemon to measure 1-1/2 tablespoons juice.
Combine lemon rind, juice, mayonnaise and onion
in a large bowl.
Add shrimp, eggs and celery: toss gently.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Crab rangoon and teriyaki shrimp.

Marinated pork.

Cooked perfectly.

I complemented the chef on a job well done.
But the pork was not well done 
- it was cooked medium -
and that was perfect!

He told me that the pork was marinated in teriyaki sauce.

This is the Habitat for Humanity house 
that was being built across the way. 
They spent just over a week building it 
and it will be moved to its permanent location 
for the proud new homeowners.

The Marching Hundred.


It's a sea of red.

Having fun.

Hair twirling.

I found my husband back here.
I wonder why?

Scottish bagpipers.

Emergency run!

If you've never tailgated, 
you don't know what you are missing.
Go out and support your local sports team,
be it high school, college or pro team.

Even if they lose - again.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

That looks like fun!

Marilyn said...

Next time you should come on over!