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Rejoice! The moment football fans across the country have been anticipating is finally upon us, the championship game!  And while there can only be one winner on the field, you can score a major victory at home with these grilling tips and recipe ideas. Spend more time cheering on your favorite team and less time in the kitchen this Sunday with a Kenyon electric grill and get your stomachs ready for some football!!!

 

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Pregame Prep 

Huddle up your team and decide on the menu in advance. Make your ultimate shopping list, draft your grilling quarterback and get your food in formation ahead of the game.

Focus on appetizers and foods that are easy to pick up with out the need for utensils.

Make sure there is something for everyone on your guest list, including kids, vegetarians or anyone with dietary restrictions.

Throw a spin on the traditional game day foods and serve regional fare portraying your teams locations. For example, add seafood appetizers (lobster, crab, scallops) to represent New England.

Get creative and consider setting up an interactive electric grilling station to keep your guests entertained during any down time or half time. Plate a variety of assorted ingredients (pre-cook any meats) so guests can prepare and grill anything from personalized mini pizzas, burgers, hotdogs, pigs in a blanket, sandwich melts and more! Sit back and let the crowd go wild.

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Go the Extra Yard

Get in the spirit and help cheer on your team from home with balloons, tablecloths, streamers and pennants in your team colors. For the divided household,  split your table at the 5o yard line and represent each team/color per side.

Make sure the traffic flow for the food is setup far enough away from the television, you don’t want any hungry guests intercepting the view!

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Sidelines 

Have your food ready to go on the grill sidelines. Prepare and plate each dish and cover with aluminum foil. Make sure your meat is pre-marinated or seasoned and has reached room temperature just before placing on the grill.

Got a beverage on hand? Of course you do! So why not pour a little into the grill’s drip tray? Water already needs to be added, but by pairing either beer, wine, or soda you can compliment and infuse flavor to your grilled food.

 

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Time Out 

After you’ve placed your food on the grill take a time out, close the lid and let grill until it’s good and ready. Set the clock and countdown. Don’t flip too early and don’t keep opening the lid. Let the game go into overtime, not your food.

 

Tackle the Mess 

Use paper goods! After the excitement from the game, who wants to spend all that time tending to dirty dishes.

Make sure to use a throw-away table cloth so you can simply roll up the mess, just be sure to empty or remove any open drinks or liquids first.

If you have a Kenyon grill, you can place the grills lid and grate directly in the dishwasher making cleanup a snap.

 

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Now do a little victory dance and give yourself a high five because you just WON the day!  Now whether or not your team did, that’s another story…

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