Tailgating 101

So there we were enjoying the Packer game Sunday afternoon when we got the call. Surprise guests! I reviewed our half-time snack plan, and quickly audibled. I sent Vince, husband and father, long to Piggly Wiggly for a few essentials. Molly ran a down and out to the garden for some basil and she quickly whipped up pesto hummus, and I gathered the football shaped serving bowls no respectable football family should be without.

We put this spread together in 15 minutes!

Vince had already grilled some chicken (with barbecue sauce from Montgomery Ribs, delicious!) and burgers, so we really just needed a few special teams additions. I quickly sliced some apples and stirred up a peanut butter caramel apple dip and we came back from the commercial break ready to roll. Planned tailgates are for the rookies. It’s the spontaneous ones that will put stickers on your helmet!

Still had plenty of time to enjoy the game.
Touchdown! Go Pack Go!
And the recipes….
Quick Caramel Apple Dip
8 oz. whipped cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all four ingredients and serve with assorted sliced apples.

Pesto Hummus

Start with the pesto:

2 cups fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oils
1/4 pine nuts
2 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Blend until smooth in a food processor. Then add:

One can of chick peas (drained)
1/4 olive oil

Blend until the ingredients are well mixed. Then add:

Another can of chick peas (drained)

Blend this until everything is smooth. Serve with carrots and crackers.

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