Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tailgate 2008 #4

So I haven't really followed through with posting about the tailgates, but actually nothing noteworthy has gone on so far. Our default fare is hot dogs. This year I swapped out chicken breasts split down the middle lengthwise for a hot dog and with the ketchup and mustard, you can't really tell the difference.

This past week, being our last tailgate for a month, I decided to take it up with carne and pollo asada. The Sprouts grocery by our house has great marinated meat for purchase and it just happened to be on sale for $3.99 a pound. I picked up 4 pounds of chicken and 3 of beef. For sides I made 2 types of rice, one was salsa and cilantro rice, the other was cilantro and adobo seasoning. I also made up 2 cans of black beans with some diced jalapenos in it. We had chips, salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, corn and flour tortillas and shredded cheese. I brought the stuff to make authentic margaritas using a classic 3-2-1 ratio (tequila, triple sec, lime juice) along with a bunch of Tecate and lime slices. It was quite a bit of fun. We has a childless tailgate and Darrell Kinder showed up sans wife. One of my cornhole boards took a beating last week when Zach jumped onto it. I fixed the most obvious issue, but found that one of the joints had come loose so only one board was used. I will have a whole month to fix the other board as it is late October before our next home game (2 open dates and 2 road games) and I am planning to do an Oktoberfest theme with Brats and some good German beer. After that it is Homecoming and then our post T-Day bash.

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At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Bryan said...

You can't tell the difference between chicken and hot dogs?

At 8:07 AM, Blogger mhaugan said...

It is a delusion that has enabled me to loose 55 pounds since the beginning of the year. But I do argue that a hot dog tastes mostly like ketchup and mustard.


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