Top Tailgating Ideas for Fall Sports + HM #254

Top tailgating ideas for fall sports at the field or home. Linkup at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, decor, more. #tailgating #FallTailgating #HomeMattersParty

Top Tailgating Ideas for Fall Sports + HM #254

 

Fall is here and with it comes all those fabulous game day parties! So, whether you are tailgating or homegating, the gals of Home Matters have some top tailgating food, tips and tricks, hosting ideas, and more for you. Enjoy, and Go Team!!! (whatever team you’re rooting for. LOL)

 

Quick Tailgating Food Ideas from Real Advice Gal

 

7 Tips for Hosting a Totally Fun Game Day Party from NicoleMom  Always Finds Out

 

Chili and Cornbread in a Jar from Yvonne @ StoneGable

 

15 Brilliant Tailgating Hacks from MeredithunOriginal Mom

 

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Lemon Parsley Chicken – A Quick and Easy Dinner

 

Lemon Parsley Chicken – A Quick and Easy Dinner

 

Make dinner quick and easy with fresh herbs, garlic, and onions from Dorot Gardens in perfectly sized frozen cubes. Get my recipe for Lemon Parsley Chicken and let Dorot be your sous chef. #ElevateYourPlate

 

Lemon Parsley Chicken Recipe

Make dinner quick and easy with Dorot Gardens as your Sous Chef!

 

Oh, my gosh. I am so excited to share my new find, Dorot Gardens. Fresh herbs and spices prepped and ready to use. Have you heard of this? Perhaps you’ve seen the product in the store, but didn’t know what you were looking at.

Dorot Gardens picks herbs and spices such as parsley, cilantro, basil, dill, garlic, onion, ginger, and chili, and freezes them into cube shaped portions perfect for your home cooking. It’s a sous chef in a tray! It’s so easy to pop a cube of your favorite ingredient(s) into your dish — from the freeer to the skillet in a jiffy!

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It was so nice to plop the crushed garlic into the pan without the garlic smelling hands. I also used the parsley cubes for our dinner. Here was our menu, Lemon Parsley Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Parslied Carrots. It was delicious!

Lemon Parsley Chicken Recipe:

Ingedients:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Dorot Gardens Parsley
  • 1 Large Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Clean Chicken and pat dry.
  2. Slice half the Lemon into several slices. Reserve the other half for squeezing juice.
  3. Heat cast iron skillet with a little Olive Oil.
  4. Salt and Pepper chicken.
  5. Squeeze a little lemon juice into the skillet.
  6. Cook the chicken breasts over medium heat. Let them stand on one side to get good color before  turning to brown the other side.
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over breasts periodically.
  8. Add a cube of parsley to the breasts. Use the lemon slices to help spread the parsley over the chicken breasts.
  9. Make sure chicken breasts are fully cooked, and enjoy!

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Printable Recipe:

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Lemon Parsley Chicken - A Quick and Easy Dinner
 
Lemon Parsley Chicken - A Quick and Easy Dinner. This dish is great for Sunday Supper or anytime. Tasty, delicious, and healthy.
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Type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Dorot Gardens Parsley
  • 1 Large Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Directions:
  1. Clean Chicken and pat dry.
  2. Slice half the Lemon into several slices. Reserve the other half for squeezing juice.
  3. Heat cast iron skillet with a little Olive Oil.
  4. Salt and Pepper chicken.
  5. Squeeze a little lemon juice into the skillet.
  6. Cook the chicken breasts over medium heat. Let them stand on one side to get good color before turning to brown the other side.
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over breasts periodically.
  8. Add a cube of parsley to the breasts. Use the lemon slices to help spread the parsley over the chicken breasts.
  9. Make sure chicken breasts are fully cooked and enjoy!
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Citrus and Shallot Roasted Chicken

Italian Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe

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Halloween Night Chili Recipe Perfect For Trick-or-Treaters

Here’s a fangtastic and fun chili idea for your Halloween Night dinner, plus a bonus spice mix recipe, from our Regular Contributor, Deborah!

Halloween Night Chili

A couple of Fangtastic Recipes

 

There is no night, other than Christmas Eve, that children anticipate more than Halloween. Energy levels are high, bordering on manic, and all they want to do is get their costumes on and get to Trick-Or-Treating. However, as parents it’s our job to make sure they get at least a little dinner to balance out all of the sugary treats they are about to indulge. So, the criteria for dinner is as follows: quick and easy (who wants to slave over a hot stove AND put zombie makeup on a kid), and it must be fun enough to grab a child’s attention. Since I know the kids are going to be too wild to eat much, I want to make sure they are getting something that is packed with protein and will stick to their ribs. That leaves me with one option…

We’re lucky this year, because Halloween is on a Saturday. This will give us some extra time to get everything in order. To make this basic chili recipe more fun, I’ve decided to add it to bags of corn chips, like a walking taco, or as I like to call them, Nachos to Go. You can read more about those here. My kids absolutely love eating food out of chips bags. I think because it feels slightly naughty.

Before we moved to California, I was the coordinator of children’s ministry at a church in my hometown. Every year we would host a “Trunk or Treat.” I really wish I would have thought of Halloween Night Chili sooner, so I could have served this to my volunteers (95% of the time it was freezing cold on Halloween).

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Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef, browned.
2 cans of Chili beans with sauce
1 can of Black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of diced tomatoes and chilies
1 packet of chili seasoning (Or make your own. See directions below)
Sour Cream (Optional)
Shredded cheese (optional)
Diced onions (optional)

How to:

In a medium sized stock pot, brown ground beef with the chili seasoning. Open cans. Add chili beans and diced tomatoes to pot. Drain and rinse black beans, add to pot. Drain corn and add to pot. You can rinse the corn if you’d would like. This will help cut down on sodium. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Let cool for a bit before you add to chip bags. When cooled to desired temp, add a small ladle full to chips of your choice. Corn chips or nacho flavored tortilla chips would work perfectly. Top with desired ingredients and serve. For your youngest children, you may want to serve it in a bowl to keep their little hands from burning. This will also help them from spilling the contents of their bag.

Here’s a Printable Recipe:

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Halloween Night Chili
 
Prep time
Cook time
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Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb lean ground beef, browned.
  • 2 cans of Chili beans with sauce
  • 1 can of Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes and chilies
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning (Or make your own. See directions below)
  • Sour Cream (Optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Diced onions (optional)
Directions:
  1. In a medium sized stock pot, brown ground beef with the chili seasoning.
  2. Open cans.
  3. Add chili beans and diced tomatoes to pot.
  4. Drain and rinse black beans, add to pot.
  5. Drain corn and add to pot.
  6. You can rinse the corn if you’d would like. This will help cut down on sodium.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Let cool for a bit before you add to chip bags.
  10. When cooled to desired temp, add a small ladle full to chips of your choice. Corn chips or nacho flavored tortilla chips would work perfectly.
  11. Top with desired ingredients and serve. For your youngest children, you may want to serve it in a bowl to keep their little hands from burning. This will also help them from spilling the contents of their bag.
Notes
This recipe is from Life With Lorelai's Regular Contributor, Deborah Ward from the blog, Kentucky to Cali.
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Since I am so sensitive to sodium and MSG, I usually make my own spice mixes. For me, cooking is not an exact science. I’m a southern girl. I cook using measurements like: dash, smidge, pinch, etc. A few years ago for Christmas, my momma gave me some really funny, but very useful measuring spoons (pictured above). They say, “dash”, “smidge”, and “pinch”. Now I can actually write down my recipes with a little more precision!

Make your own Chili Seasoning:

In a small bowl, mix together the following ingredients:
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp oregano
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
Adjust each amount, if desired, to fit your taste buds. That’s another advantage of making your own spice mixes.

Enjoy your chili and Happy Halloween!!

 


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Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade with Printable Recipe

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade with Printable Recipe. Delicious on poultry, beef, pork, fish, anything. #Recipe #Marinade #Grilling #Barbecue #BBQ

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade

A Perfect Recipe for Barbecues and Roasting

 

Luke and I love to barbecue! Last summer, we fell in love with a marinaded chicken that we purchased at local store, but it is not always available, so I thought I would try to re-create it at home. The marinade was easy to make and mouthwateringly delicious!!

I thought I would share my recipe with you…

 

 

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2-Cups Orange Juice
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Limes
  • 2 Stems Green Onion
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. Chili Powder
  • Coarse Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, mix Orange Juice, the juice from the Lemon and Limes. Coarse chop the Green Onions and Cilantro add to juices. Add Chili Powder and Sea Salt, whisk thoroughly.
  • Pour marinade over meat/poultry and refrigerate for at least 2-hours or overnight.
  • Barbecue or Roast in oven.

Suggestions:

This marinade is fabulous for barbecuing chicken, but it is also great for fish and pork.

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

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Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade with Printable Recipe
 
Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade
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Type: Syrups / Sauces /Marinades
Ingredients:
  • 2-Cups Orange Juice
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Limes
  • 2 Stems Green Onion
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. Chili Powder
  • Coarse Sea Salt to taste
Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl, mix Orange Juice, the juice from the Lemon and Limes. Coarse chop the Green Onions and Cilantro add to juices. Add Chili Powder and Sea Salt, whisk thoroughly.
  2. Pour marinade over meat/poultry and refrigerate for at least 2-hours or overnight.
  3. Barbecue or Roast in oven.
Notes
This marinade is fabulous for barbecuing chicken.
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If you love to grill and want to impress your friends with fresh citrusy flavors at your next barbecue party, this is the recipe for you. I just know you are going to love it as much as we do.

Do you have any favorite marinades?
Let me know what you think of this one!

 

 

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