Gameday in Tigertown!

Gameday in Clemson is a pretty big deal to say the least- especially when it’s parents weekend against Florida State.  That being said, it also seemed like a great opportunity to have a little tailgate at our apartment and provide some delicious treats for our families to snack on! After some careful consideration, I decided sliders would be the best bet to go along with the mountains of other food.  One problem that I always face when figuring out what to cook is an OVERLOAD of ideas..I literally just want to make everything and anything so that everyone finds something they enjoy. Translation=hours in the store walking back and forth between aisles because I can’t make up my mind. Haha you may think I’m kidding, but it’s true.  What’s funny is that I always just end up choosing the most simple idea and going with that.  So what I came up with was ground chuck and ground chicken miniburgers.  I just added a little fresh garlic, steak seasoning, and green onion to the ground chuck to spice it up because it’s pretty flavorful on its own.  To the ground chicken I took a mediterranean approach, adding all sorts of delicious indgredients.  I also whipped up a couple greek yogurt-based sauces because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like greek yogurt? Recipes follow.  Bon appetit!

scrumptious spread

Ground chicken miniburgers:

1 lb ground chicken

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 shallots, finely chopped

1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers. roughly chopped

1/2 cup feta cheese (I used tomato/basil flavor)

1 tablespoon basil, oregano, thyme

salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients and form into small patties.  Refrigerate overnight for most optimal flavor.


Yogurt sauce:

1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (0%)

Juice from 1/2 of a lemon

1 tablespoon lemon rind

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint

salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients.

AND my little sweet treat at the end: pretzels topped with melted rolos and pecans.  You literally just place rolos on top of square pretzels, pop them in the oven (on 350) for 2-3 minutes until soft, and then smush whole pecans on top.  Easy and delish!

little nuggets of yumminess


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