It ’tis the season!! Time to do some Tailgating at a stadium or at home watching the Big Game! It’s raining here and the game is in Colorado at the Air Force Academy. Final score should be – I said should be – Boise State 27, Air Force 14. Sit back. Relax. Have a Brew and some Sloppy Joe! Hoot and Holler all you want. Time for some fun and good food. Here is the recipe for our Sloppy Joe Tailgate Party. Enjoy! The game starts at 5:00 MDT on CBSSN, Channel 221 on DirecTV.
You can not have a successful Tailgate Feast without Acme Bake Shop bread. We had some of their Baguette with our own Gumbo and Corn Bread. If you would like a good corn bread recipe, here is the one we use, Guatemalan Corn Bread. I just adapt it and put the corn from 1 ear in the batter without chopping the kernels. I still use the 3 ears mixed with the eggs. This reduces the amount of sugar I add to the batter. I only used 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 1 cup. See the recipe.
As for the gumbo, we use our “stand-by” recipe that we used for Robin’s 70th Birthday. I just reduced the ingredient amounts to satisfy our needs. Robin’s 70th Birthday Gumbo. Do enjoy the recipes and these photos. It made for a great Tailgate adventure. And, BSU won the game with Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, 34-9. That makes BSU 3-1 for the season, their only loss to Ole Miss.
Today was the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl here in Boise at the BSU Stadium. So, we needed to have something for our small Tailgate Party. Maybe potatoes? Yes, but with what? How about with my Mom’s Chili Con Carne Modified over a good, baked potato. (The photo to the left is the dish in the crockpot!) Wow! It was great! and it did bring back some memories of her making the chili. I just had to modify it because Robin can not eat sweet green peppers. So I modified Mom’s recipe and used Poblanos that I fire roasted on the grill. And most of this was locally grown: the beef, potatoes, onions and peppers. The tomatoes were not. Here are some photos with the Chili over a fresh Baked Potato. Enjoy!