Everywhere you look – on TV, radio, magazines and the web – tailgating is an emerging lifestyle that corporate America wants to capture. Even TailgatingTimes.com did a blog post on how Corporate America Hangs Their Brand on Tailgating. Honey should be a welcome guest at the party, adding extra flavor to your tailgate menu, says North Dallas Honey Company.
It’s that time of year when millions flock to the asphalt for barbecued meat, cold drinks and good times with friends and family before cheering on the home team. With autumn just under way, now is the perfect time to take stock of your tailgating supplies and gear up with everything you need to impress your friends and make this the best tailgate party year ever. From North Dallas Honey, here are the basics of what you’ll need.
Grill – This is an absolute necessity, the basis for all good tailgating. And depending on what and how much you plan to grill, you may find having more than one convenient. In addition to meats, grilled vegetables are delicious. It helps to have a truck or SUV for transporting a grill to games. Just make sure it’s secured so it can’t tip over or shift.
Cooler – This is another must-have with nearly unlimited options. There are coolers that plug into your car battery, coolers that collapse, coolers you ride, even a cooler with a stereo built in. Most food safety folks recommend having two coolers so you can keep meat separate from drinks and other stuff to avoid cross-contamination.
Paper and plastic goods – For easier clean-up, stock up on disposable plates, large cups and eating utensils. Have trash bags handy for policing the tailgate area.
Aluminum foil and sealable plastic bags – Pack food in large, sealable plastic bags. Some food items may need to be wrapped in aluminum foil before cooking or placed on foil on top of the grill to prevent slipping through the grate.
Laminated checklist – Make a list of everything you need. Once it’s complete, laminate the list to prevent it being damaged by spills and stains. Refer to it when loading your tailgate supplies, as well as checking it before hand to make sure you have everything you need. This bit of organization will make for a more enjoyable tailgate party.
North Dallas Honey – Honey can be used in marinade recipes or dipping sauces or basted over grilled meat such as chicken just before it’s done. Mix honey with softened butter to brush on grilled ears of corn or eat with bread or rolls.
Here’s a recipe from North Dallas Honey that’s sure to be a hit at your next tailgate party.
Simply Honey BBQ Sauce
2 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 cup honey
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Just mix all of the ingredients together with a whisk. The whisk helps in blending the tomato paste in properly.
North Dallas Honey has been providing local, raw and unfiltered honey since 1972. Look for the bear-shaped bottles with the orange label at your local grocer. To help alleviate allergies with an assist from nature – think organic, adults should take 1 Tablespoon of honey a day and children over age 1 should take 2 teaspoons a day. For your convenience, our honey can be found on a number of shelves at local retailers, including Albertson's, Central Market, Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods. Visit www.northdallashoney.com.
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About North Dallas Honey Company:
North Dallas Honey Company (www.northdallashoney.com) produces thick and quality honey that is packaged in 12-, 16- and 32-ounce containers. Additionally, we provide 1- and 5-gallon containers of our honey and have quarterly gift baskets filled with our honey available to order. For your convenience, our honey can be found on a number of shelves at local retailers, including Albertson's, Central Market, Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods and online at www.northdallashoneycompany.com.