Tailgating the easy way

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Part of the fun of participating in college sports (watching, not playing) involves the pre-game festivities, known in these parts as tailgating.

I haven’t actually seen anyone spread their fare on a tailgate; rather, you pitch a tent and invite perfect strangers to join in. Sometimes they are even wearing gear for the opposing team, as you see above!

The trick is figuring how to get quick and easy food to the stadium.  I found the perfect recipe and made it last week.  It was for Blue Cheese Crisps and it ranks Number 1 on the list of my recipes anyone ever wanted to take home with them.

Funny thing is that I found the recipe in a 1998 issue of Southern Living.   I had clipped it out and never tried it until the other day.  A real winner, even if the Dawgs couldn’t follow suit against LSU.


Blue Cheese Crisps

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 (4-ounce) package of crumbled blue cheese, softened

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1 small baguette (sour dough is best)

Stir together butter and cheese until blended.  Add pecans and set aside.  Place baguette slices in a single layer on baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes.  Flip over and spread evenly with blue cheese mixture.  Bake five minutes more and serve.    I garnished with parsley.  They are still good served stone cold.

One thought on “Tailgating the easy way

  1. UPS has overnight delivery. If you need anyone to test your next batch, you have my address. Bleau cheese is one of my favorites. Cheeses are my favorite, in moderation these days.

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