Tailgate Breakfast recipe? 'Appetizer'?
A good friend is freaking out, as she needs:
"an appetizer suggestion that I am supposed to provide on Saturday. The twist is it's for a tailgating party and it's a morning tailgate! They are serving a three-foot breakfast burrito as the main course and I think there will be bloody marys."
breakfast sausage pigs in a blanket (wrapped in crescent rolls)
french toast fingers and maple syrup dipping sauce
hash brown patties
chunky fruit with sweet cream dip
the strata is easy and it tastes good even at room temp. i'd add some minced jalapeño and have frank's hot sauce on the side. but i don't think that strata would work in the mini muffin tins -- even the muffin tins might be a little skimpy, unless they're large.
the strata might mimic the 3 foot burrito in terms of egginess. what'll be in the burrito?
fruit kabobs are always welcome, esp. if you make a vanilla-scented yogurt dipping sauce.
i like the idea of parfaits made with yogurt, fruit and granola. pretty, and easy to set up and transport (use the clear plastic "glasses", and cover with saran wrap; place in a box with styro peanuts to keep them upright).
i just remembered: what about pimento cheese? yeah!
ooh, look, a pimento-cheese potato gratin from the lee brothers: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33589442
deviled eggs with little chunks of smoked trout or curls of smoked salmon on top, with minced red onions and capers sprinkled over them. line the platter with mesclun or baby spinach, or chopped (cleaned) kale or collards -- to keep the eggs stable. it makes a pretty presentation, and every single egg will be gobbled up before anything else is gone -- i gah-ron-tee.
Sausage balls!!! (Bascially breakfast sausage meat, shredded cheese, flour, etc, rolled into meatballs and baked.) They're as good at room temp as they are hot!