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Today we’re going to talk about tailgating. It’s almost football season, and you know what that means… Super Bowl is really Supper Bowl with football.
Instead of grilling in the parking lot, maybe you’d rather precook food and keep it hot. That can be done. Here’s the secret. Buy lightweight Styrofoam coolers. They come in all sizes, they’re lightweight, and disposable.
Line the cooler with aluminum foil and a large towel, so that hot items won’t destroy the cooler. Cook or reheat foods such as ribs, wings and roasted chicken. Wrap the hot food in plastic wrap and rewrap it in foil before placing in the prepared cooler. You may want to bake in disposable foil containers for easy cleanup. Have a great time!
Try this salad for something a little different.
Preheat oven 300 degrees
1 medium head white cabbage, sliced thin (prepackaged sliced or chopped cabbage may be substituted
3 to 4 scallions, chopped including green tops
1 small package almonds, slivered
1 package Raman Noodles (chicken flavored)
White sesame seeds, about the same amount as almonds (sunflower seeds may be substituted or added)
Butter or spray butter
Cut a piece of aluminum foil twice the size of your cookie sheet, folding the excess foil underneath. Break up the Raman noodles into small pieces and place them on the cookie sheet, only taking 1/3 of the available space. Add nuts and seeds, keeping everything separated. Dot everything with butter, or spray with artificial butter and bake until lightly browned and crisp, being careful not to burn anything.
Remove from oven and wrap tightly, using excess foil. Place in cooler containing hot foods. If this is going to be the only hot food, place items in a thermal bag or cup and seal.
Place washed cabbage and scallions in serving container. When ready to serve, toss with balsamic dressing and top with toasted almonds, noodles, and seeds.
Tip: If you wish to keep a small amount of food warm, place a hot baked potato in the cooler to increase warmth. Normally, other hot foods packed in the cooler will be enough to keep everything warm as long as you keep the top on the cooler.
Makes 2 cups
¼ cup light brown sugar plus 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
½ cup plus 2 Tablespoon very good quality balsamic vinegar
¾ cup sesame oil
¾ cup plus 1 Tablespoon good quality olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 ½ tablespoon granulated chicken bouillon, including Raman
noodle foil packet
Place all ingredients in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate until ready to serve. If fat congeals, microwave for 40 seconds on high until fat has dissolved. Shake vigorously before using.
This Week’s Joke: What is the difference between football in the north and football in the south?
North – College stadiums hold 20,000 fans
South – High school stadiums hold 20,000 fans
Future topics will include:
- GHOULISH GOOLASH for Halloween
- HOW TO COOK THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH ONLY ONE OVEN
- HOW TO HAVE FUN COOKING TOGETHER AS A COUPLE
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