The ‘Big Game’ has come to be more than just football–it’s a time to spend with family and friends, the biggest day of the year for TV commercials, and an excellent excuse to cook up large quantities of great food.
The typical Game Day food fare is easy, quick, and indulgent.. but we decided to take it a step farther by incorporating tailgating foods to give an authentic football-feel. Don’t buy the preservative-packed frozen foods for your guests- save your money and tastebuds with just a small amount of prep time.
We must (of course) express how much easier throwing a Football-viewing party will be if you Cook with Kenyon. Kenyon All Seasons™ Electric Grills are safe to use indoors and out so you won’t miss a second of the action. With no dangerous flare-ups and easy cleanup, both the guests and host will end their night with full stomachs and a smile (permitting each persons’ favorite team performs well!) Check out our wares at [here] (or click the picture below) to see which grill suits you best.
This week only, we are also offering a special ‘Game Day’ promotion! Score Big with a FREE Grill Utensil Kit (valued at $74.95) with any grill purchase. If you aren’t cooking with Kenyon yet, now’s the time! Promotion ends 02/05/2014 at 11:59:59 EST.
Here are our favorite recipes for grilling up on game day:
1. Grilled Sliders Done Easy
Everyone loves a great slider, but they’re not as simple to make as one would think, right? WRONG! Grillin’ Fool has found a ‘fool-proof’ way to create a bunch of sliders at once. We absolutely love this method because so many sliders can be made at once with zero hassle. Make the ‘slider’ slabs ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator until it’s time to grill!
2. Armadillo Eggs
Anyone can make a jalapeno popper. Want to really impress this weekend? Try Armadillo Eggs. (Don’t worry… there are no actual eggs involved). Think ‘jalapeno popper stuffed inside a delicious sausage meatball.’ They’re stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese and cheddar, making each bite cheesy, meaty, and slightly spicy. We promise these snacks will not disappoint any meat-lover. Plus, this is another treat you can make a day or two ahead of time and refrigerate (uncooked) until it’s time to grill.
3. Grilled Dips
Game Day isn’t Game Day without chips (or veggies!) and dip.. but why would you settle for premade, store-bought dips? After trying these grilled dip recipes, you won’t go back. Grilling gives the ingredients a distinctly delicious flavor. The result is a dip that tastes fresher, more flavorful, and overall better! Below are recipes for a grilled onion dip and grilled guacamole – both are easier than you’d think and can be made ahead of time.
4. Grilled Personal Pizzas
These are wonderful because they can be customized to each individual guest. Grab some tortillas (or pizza dough, or premade pizza crust) and let each guest top with their own choice of cheeses and toppings- then just grill them up until they’re crispy and melty!
5. Grilled Stuffed Avocados
Finally, taking the classic guacamole one tiny step farther, we have a great variation on the plain grilled avocado. Grillin’ Fool once again has created something magical with this recipe for Grilled Avocados stuffed with cheese, bacon, and grilled shrimp. The great thing about these are that they’re completely customizable – full each avocado half up with anything that suits your tastes! After being grilled, the ‘meat’ of the avocado becomes unbelievably smooth. Give each person half of an avocado (the skin makes them each their own individual cup!) and a spoon and watch them go at it.
That’s all for now! For more grilling ideas for the Game Day, visit our special Pinterest board here. To contribute your own ideas, visit us on Facebook and Twitter. As always, thank you for reading and Cooking with Kenyon.