Last weekend was the first Saturday home game for the Hokies, and, as we are big into the tailgate scene, I knew we needed something to eat. If you leave it to Jon (don’t get me wrong, he CAN cook and mans a grill like nobody’s business) – you’ll end up eating meat and meat alone for 4-16 hours straight.
Okay, chips, too, but mostly meat.
Me? I like a few veggies mixed in. And bread, or dessert – something to break up the meat madness a bit.
So, because it was an early game, I went the brunchy route. Popovers? Great for brunch. Great for snacking, too, if they’re the little ones, made in a mini muffin pan. Bite sized and breakfast appropriate, but a little kick from the jalapeno jelly lets you know this is a tailgate worthy eat.
Oh, and don’t forget the brie. That ooey gooiness is perfect paired with the sweet heat and the subtle garlic and onion seasonings mixed in to the puff. Even Seven indulged, because he’s a Popover Prince, and I’ve taught him well. Of course, he also ate his weight in barbeque chips, so there is that side of him as well.
Give them a try for your next tailgate or party – ours were gone before we ever got the Big Game Meat out of the cooler.
That’s got to be an endorsement, right? Right. And no booster paid me to say that, either.
Hope you enjoy!
Now – who here is a huge college football fan? What team do you root for? What do you make for tailgating? I want your ideas! Link them here? I’d love that!