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post #1 of 19
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In a few weeks I am getting together with my Dad and father-in-law and we are heading for a Brewer's game (no comment about the Brewer's!). We will be tailgating and I have most of the menu set, but I would love to hear what you would serve for a summertime tailgate. Here is what I have for my menu so far:
-Chorizo Bugers with Pickled Red Onions and a Cilantro-Coriander mayo
-Deviled Eggs
-Corn & Bacon Relish
-Tortellini Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes
-Brownies (some kind,not sure yet, but they're great for absorbing excess alcohol!)
-Hobo Pack Sweet Potatoes

What would you do?
post #2 of 19
I'd park next to you and look hungry. :look:
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post #3 of 19
You need some fruit. I'm partial to melons for this sort of affair.
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post #4 of 19
The Angels are my team, but I loved the Brewers! Robin Yount!!! I was sad when they got bumped to the NL.

As for the tailgate, I am all about easy clean-up, and having as few utensils as possible. So handheld items like burgers, sausages, hot dogs, etc. would be on my list.

Specifically, because of my background, I would probably do carne asada with some whole, grilled green onions, throw it onto a homeade tortilla with some white minced onions, cilantro, a touch of hot sauce, guacamole y voila! Or I should say alli esta!

Dang it! Now I am hungry!:lol:
post #5 of 19
Yeah, what he said!!!!
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post #6 of 19
:eek: Actually, it's what she said. The avatar is androgenous, so how would you know?
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post #7 of 19
Oh, yea...watermelon. Then you can have a seed-spitting contest. [guys spit anyway, might as well have it be for a reason :look: ]
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post #8 of 19
I actually almost edited it because I wasnt sure but left it knowing that if I was wrong I would be corrected. Sorry for the confusion. :smiles:
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post #9 of 19
Sounds delicious...I might add brats for myself..
post #10 of 19
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I love a good brat, but I can get those anytime, anywhere during the summer as I live in Wisconsin (Brat capital of the World).
post #11 of 19
Nathans Coney Island hotdogs. any kind of Brat or sausage with sauteed peppers and onions in beer...........save the fruit for another day...........This is a ball game not a knitting party.......... fruit and beer...NOT.........Mariners Here.......Go Griffey
post #12 of 19
love your menu.

Summertime tailgate menu:

watermelon, red onion, raspberry vinegar salad
deviled eggs
BBQ pork, slaw sandwiches
fresh corn salad, with sweet/horseradish dressing
Spicy gingersnaps, chocolate chip cookies etc.....or if blowing out the gaskets, ice cream sandwiches on dry ice.

Spicy Ginger Cookies with Peach Ice cream

Chocolate Cookies with Cherry Ice Cream or Salt Caramel Ice Cream or Candied Orange Pecan Ice Cream or .......

Oatmeal Cookies with any fruit ice cream that would make it taste like a fruit crisp.

2.5-3" cookies so you can try more than one flavor. :p
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post #13 of 19
What about some southern style deep fried chicken pieces? Great portable food that.

Big thermos full of ground beef ragu - make sloppy joes. Lots of grated cheese and ketchup to top off the bread rolls.

Big picnic loaf full of med. style veg. Hollow out a long loaf of sourdough or pide bread and fill with some char grilled zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, haloumi cheese, basil etc, spice it up with loads of pepper, drizzle with EVOO, wrap up tight in foil, chill overnight. Slice it on the day.
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post #14 of 19
Pete-

Please let me know the date and time. I'm not that far away; I can be there! :D

I don't need a ticket to the game- I'm a Cubs fan. I just want the food. :rolleyes:

What could I bring? Not 50 pounds of caviar, I hope.

Mike
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post #15 of 19
Corn and Bacon Relish... sounds pretty good. Could you send me the recipe?
post #16 of 19
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My corn and bacon relish changes all the time to fit my mood and what I have on hand, but here is the general idea of what I do.

Grill fresh corn on the cob, in the husk to cook it. When done, peel it and give it a quick char to add a little more flavor. Meanwhile render some chopped bacon until crisp, and remove from pan. Leaving all the bacon grease in there saute up some finely diced red onion and a little fresh garlic. Cook until translucent but do not brown (any more than cooking in bacon grease will cause). Cut the corn from the cob and toss with the onions, garlic and bacon. Add a couple splashes of cider vinegar and maple syrup to get a nice sweet & sour taste (let your tastes be your guide for this). Add some finely chopped parsley and a little finely diced red bell pepper. Finally season with salt and a good dose of freshly ground black pepper.

That is the basic guideline for it. As I said, it changes often according to what I have on hand.
post #17 of 19
Pete, Even though I'm a life long Cub fan...........with that kinda menu, I'd suffer through a Brewers game to tailgate with ya'll........That is if it weren't a two day drive to get there.:D What would sweeten the opportunity would be if they were playing the Cubbies! :look:. Got a old friend that lives up that way in Cambridge. He's even more a Cub fan than me.....his wife is a Brewers Fanatic. Now that they're both in the same league and division and with the last couple years.....talk about a "House Divided":lol:

Like the corn bacon relish. I've done a similar one with chipotle peppers (I've got some habanero ones instead of the jalapeno's) and some grilled B-reds.
post #18 of 19
Pete, where ever you work in Fond du lac there's a good chance I've been there! My parents live 35 minutes south of you.

Tailgaiting in Wisconsin is serious buisness! I tailgated at the Brewers/Reds game a couple weeks ago and we had grilled pizza, white cheddar corn-bread sticks, and cantaloupe halo-halo. I like halo-halo for Brewer games because you've already got ice in the cooler. Its not exactly blistering hot out yet but when you're surrounded by hot grills the Miller Park parking lot can still feel like a dessert.

Enjoy the game! GO BREWERS!!!
post #19 of 19
if the corn is really fresh and sweet, there's no need to cook it.....just shuck and cut.
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