Wings. Nachos. Fries. Meatballs. Dips.
Tired. Tired. Tired. Tired. Tired.
Don’t get me wrong… I love all of the aforementioned football treats. But they show up week after week on our Gameday tables.
And don’t we want more pigskin lovers? Don’t we deserve a break from the norm?
You’re darn right we do! And so I bring you, an unexpected treat, Indian inspired, and sure to delight the taste buds of your fellow cheering fans.
Going soft she is. Lots of vegetarian recipes lately.
What’s happened to the meat-lovin’ gal we once knew?
She’s still here, folks. Don’t want you thinking I’ve gone rogue on you!
So… you’re feelin’ fancy. You’ve got a bounce in your step. You’ve got a twinkle in your eye.
While the majority of us can barely reach for the queso, chips, and PBR, you’re ready to bust out the big guns… The celebratory feast.
Money is no object when your team is in first, so this one’s for you Broncos and Chiefs fans, and the insane AFC West!
What do you get when you combine Fall’s beloved with the ultimate comfort food… Creamy Pumpkin Pasta, of course!
Perhaps you’re a lovely lady, or fine fella that enjoy the occasional sweet treat. Perhaps the thought of a fluffy cake-like bar filled with pumpkin, nutty goodnesss, topped with decadent cream cheese frosting… makes you a little weak in the knees.
Or, perhaps you want nothing to do with a sugary snack, but enjoy the idea of sharing baked goods that make the intended think you slaved away all day, as the flour and sweat flew.
Well, here’s the answer friends.
Confession – I curse, like a sailor in fact. I know it’s not ladylike. I know it’s not classy. It is in no way how my parents raised me. I know that should I ever implement a curse cup into my life, some lucky local charity would feel as though they hit the lottery.
This undesirable character flaw rears its ugly head at certain times more than others, as you might suspect. Case in point, making this soup.
Cutting and peeling a pumpkin. Seemed pretty straight forward, at least in my mind. It wasn’t. Maybe there’s a strategy I don’t know about, a trick, a tool, a special Halloween spell to cast so that the skin magically falls off, I don’t know. I do know that I cut myself, swore, and generally had a difficult time.
No room… No room!
Things I fill up on when engaged in game day festivities: beer, and cheese laden delights.
Rarely, if ever, do I have room for dessert. Until this.
It’s a formidable scent.
It stings the nostrils… In a good way.
Smells usually associated with pleasant morning time manga – bacon, pancakes, muffins, etc.
Popable. Portable. No muss. No fuss.
These are typically the goals of tailgating/entertaining food stuffs.
For this, the first installment of the 2013 season of Touchdown Thursdays, I’m hitting up a classic that satisfies all of the above, but with a seriously sophisticated twist… duck fat and smoked salt!
It’s here. It’s here. It’s finally here!!!
The most beloved and wonderful time of year. When the nights get crisper. The leaves, they are a changin’. The pumpkin, it is everywhere. The hoodies are comin out of the closet. And the Football Season, it is a startin!!!