Many residents in our apartments in Charlotte, NC are going to sit back and enjoy the Carolina Panthers first pre-season game against the Chicago Bears on August 9th. This will be the first preseason meeting between the teams since they played the first ever game at the stadium in 1996. Since football season is finally here, you can enjoy tailgating at home, and tailgating in the lot with the Panthers and our college teams.
No game is complete without a little tailgating. Whether you are tailgating indoors or out, chill the beer, put on your game day jersey and check out these football-friendly foods. And don’t forget, on game day, minimize the need for utensils and keep the food as handheld as possible.
While this may sound a bit superfluous and excessive, we must keep in mind that tailgating can never be overdone.
Breakfast- After getting to the stadium early, one must immediately toss a tender rib-eye steak on the grill and prepare to sizzle several double-sized eggs over the top of the meat in preparation of a feast.
Once breakfast is finished, lunch time seems to be quickly approaching.
A selection of sweet and spicy sausages, grilled with oily, and crispy onions and tri-colored peppers is perfect and easy.
Easy in the crockpot - For cooking enthusiasts, there is no better method than using the crock pot, as preparation time is limited and waiting time is endless.
On the Friday before the game, combine brown sugar, pepper, onion powder, paprika, salt, garlic powder and cayenne with pork butt before refrigerating the mixture for at least eight hours.
When ready to cook, rub the pork concoction together with apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and vegetable oil. Then place it all in the crock pot for up to 10 hours, after which we separate the pork with a fork.
All it will take is 30-40 minutes of reheat time on Sunday, with buns warm and ready to go.
Best burgers - 32 ounces of sirloin, 12 strips of bacon, four large eggs, eight slices of preferred cheese and four Kaiser buns are the ingredients to a heavenly, and life-threatening burger.
After grilling the eggs and bacon in the same pan, toss the succulent (already-grilled) burger on the plate and cover it.
When both buns are thoroughly buttered, toss the burger, cheese-covered eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion on them.
Chili - Essentially the easiest dish on this list.
After chopping the meat of choice into cubes and slicing the onions, peppers and cilantro, the chef must toss all the accoutrement into a large pot.
While the canned, strained beans and wide array of spices are expected, there's one ingredient that makes this the luscious production the best ever. Adding a dark beer of choice, such as a porter or stout, will make this one memorable delicacy.