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."
Sounds like an adult gathering. Why not something sweet for grown ups?!!
WHISKEY WALNUT CINNAMON ROLLS
Not only are they quick and simple to make the whiskey gives them a different flavor profile. The whiskey caramelizes in the oven and burns off the alcohol your buns will come out gooey perfect..
1 ball of bread dough (store bought is just fine)
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
½ oz whiskey
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine the Sugar and Cinnamon.
Roll your dough into a 9 x 11 in rectangle. Evenly spread the combined cinnamon and sugar over the dough.
Now roll the dough so you have an 10 to 11 inch long tube. Cut the tube into 1 inch sections and arrange in a round glass baking dish. Using a pastry brush gently apply ½ oz whiskey coating. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.
This will yield 10 to 11 rolls, so multiply according to your needs for your group.
Make the morning of, or night before. And if there's a grill at your tailgate, you could place the finished rolls in disposable aluminum pan cover with foil to be warmed a few minutes before serving at the party.
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.