If you are anything like me, you are always looking for the best tailgate food to serve when having a group over for the big game. One of the best parts of owning our home has been the opportunity to host parties and get togethers. One of my favorite times to “party” is when there is a football game on the big screen. And of course a big part of such “get togethers” is the food involved. I thought I would share a couple of Kim’s masterpieces that help make game time, fun time, around our house.
The first recipe is one she has made for games, holidays and a myriad of other occasions. We call these little creations “Punkie Bars.” The name comes from a nickname her sister gave her as a kid.
To make “Punkie Bars” you will need:
1 cup of crisco
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
As many chocolate chips as you want!
Mix the crisco, sugar, brown sugar and eggs in a mixer. Combine the flour, salt and soda in a separate bowl and then slowly pour these dry ingredients into the mixture of crisco, sugar and eggs. Add vanilla and chocolate chips, pour into a 9×13 pan and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The results are a cookie/cake/brownie hybrid that I promise everyone will enjoy!
Another food item that is often on our table for weekend festivities is our “Simple Pulled Pork Masterpieces.” This is a VERY simple recipe that you can make in minutes.
To make “Simple Pulled Pork Masterpieces” you will need
3-4 pound “bone in” pork shoulder roast
18 ounce bottle of barbecue sauce
12 ounce bottle of coke
Place roast in crock pot and pour coke and BBQ sauce over it. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. You can also cook on high for 4-5 hours and then low for 2-3 hours if you have less time. Be sure to cook until pork pulls off of bone easily. We have found that the longer you cook on the low the better the flavor!
Serve on hamburger buns with a pickle, add some baked beans, chips and a Punkie bar and you have a great meal to watch the Baylor Bears or Dallas Cowboys 🙂