When we think of a tailgate party we think of the crowded parking lot of the stadium or arena of your favorite sports team or musical act. But consider these tailgating party menus anytime you want to open up your trunk, wagon, jeep or SUV to the hungry public.
You can host a tailgating party near the lake, in the park, even in your driveway for a neighborhood block party. The menu and food you choose must travel well and taste good at room (or parking lot) temperature.
Before the fans, fun and food of the tailgate party you need to plan how to transport perishable and nonperishable food items. Be mindful of maintaining the quality and safety of the food you will be serving:
To keep cold foods cold:
To keep hot foods hot:
Big and Delicious
Prepare the brisket at home 1-3 days in advance. Wrap brisket slices in foil and reheat on grill. Serve on hard rolls with the onions and your favorite accompaniments
Just Right Tailgate Menu
Super simple last minute tailgate menu idea. Cook chicken breast at home and keep (mostly warm) tightly wrapped in foil or grill as desired.
Not everyone can or wants to use a grill for their tailgate party. Try these recipes that can be served cold or at "parking lot" temperature.
Purchase ready-made soup or make your own. For the chicken wings, double or triple the recipe to prepare 20 to 36 wings. Any of the dessert choices would be a sweet ending
Sausages and Shrimp Fest
What could be easier? Pack the boiled shrimp in a container. Place container on top of a Ziploc bag filled with ice. Serve with cocktail sauce and saltines.
All Bases Covered
This satisfying menu brings something for everyone. Start off with all the usual nibbles, snacks and beverages. End this feast with anything chocolate!
Don't be afraid to show the
The other tailgaters
for your recipes!