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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An INSIDE Tailgating Party

HELLO, ALL...
One of the things I just love about blogging is that a lot of us
LOVE PLAYING........

it might be playing-like we are having a dinner party and we set beautiful tables....


it might be playing-like we are having a fine, HIGH TEA and we bring out our
beautiful tea pots, dainty cups and make a lovely treat to "serve our guests"....
I do indeed LOVE TO PLAY....
always have....
and I refuse to grow up to the point that I don't want to PLAY anymore.

"We don't quit playing because we grow old...
We grow old because we quit playing."  
 


SOOOO.....
I had an inside
" PLAY-LIKE"
TAILGATING PARTY.....
a few yrs back for our HOME FELLOWSHIP GROUP...

Barbecue BAKED BEANS...
I like a sweet barbecue sauce
and could actually DRINK this whole bottle of
SWEET BABY RAY...

"The Sauce is the
Boss"
Now, I've heard it said and I believe it's true...
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is the REAL "BOSS"....ya'll....  


 This particular recipe called for
PORK AND BEANS
BACON
CANNED FRIED ONION RINGS
from PLAIN CHICKEN
blog...
and they were DELISH...!!


 This recipe for CLUB SANDWICH PUFFS
also came from PLAIN CHICKEN.






I used PEPPERED SMOKED TURKEY

and you can go to her site, search these recipes and find them in a flash.

We dipped these in
Honey Mustard......

and they are sooo tasty.




All tailgating parties have
SLIDERS....

and so do we....

These are whole wheat slider buns...

Honey Ham slices...

3 different kinds of cheese...

Drizzle POPPY SEED DRESSING on the inside, over the ham and cheese.

Just before sliding the SLIDERS into the oven a few minutes before serving,
melt a small amount of butter and mix with a nice amount of POPPY SEED DRESSING
and brush on tops of buns.
...just get them warm enuf to melt the cheese and
YOU'RE  GOOD  TO  GO.....





 If you've not tried THESE chips, you are in for a treat...

so flavorful....and 40% less fat  !!

...gotta love that..:)




We had chips of all kinds...
the BEST CHEESE QUESO  brought by a sister friend,
of which I didn't get a photo.....
but, even worse....
I didn't get the recipe....BUMMER
*


Dessert...always desserts...
I have to tell you, I am sooo glad there's 
BLACK JACK CHERRY
SMOOTH & CREAMY
FROZEN YOGURT...
Oh Honey




Huge BLACK CHERRIES...along with those delish SWIG SUGAR COOKIES...
(cookies in the photo have a green cast that I have no idea why...)



 BEST LEMON BARS....

again...I didn't get the recipe...
SORRY ! ...
seems all I did was....

EAT..!!
SO... get your play clothes on and
 COME OUTSIDE AND....PLAY

33 comments:

  1. OH my Goodness I would have loved to be at your party. I would never have thought of the onion rings on the beans but yum. It all looks so good now I'm going to have to go and plan a party. Praying you and the hubby are feeling better.


    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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  2. Outside and play? I'd rather be inside and eat! now you have me wondering about baked beans with onion rings...that sounds so yummy!

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  3. Well now I am hungry BJ. :):) Every thing you made looks very good. I love frozen yogurt..and that one does look tasty. I am like Vee, let's eat inside.LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  4. BJ, oh my heavens, it all looks scrumptious! I think I can smell the aroma of those goodies right now!! Thanks for sharing~
    Nancy

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  5. Vary tasty, every one, and the settings, I do like the first one with cutlery and candle.

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  6. Your page always makes me leave hungry. Lol!!! Playing is so important. You must have made lots of wonderful memories for your family. Our annual play night is Chinese New Year with Mai Tais. Yum!!!!

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    1. I sent it in an e-mail. Hope you got it. :)

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  7. love the ham and cheese sliders!

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  8. Amen to playing! You are a great inspiration bj! I'm smacking my lips as I scroll on down your post!

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  9. Seriously. You have the best food! Everything looks wonderful!

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  10. Tailgating is a lot of fun BJ, and a lot more comfortable when it's inside:@)

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  11. I like the baked lays but not the kettle ones

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  12. It all looks so good! I will have to check out some of these recipes and Lemon Bars are a favorite of mine!

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  13. http://www.karensuponthehill.com/diy-patio-table-stage-one/#comment-3430..
    THANKS, KAREN

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  14. One word for all the food . . .
    YUM
    and this quote is the truth . . . keep in the game and enjoy . . .

    "We don't quit playing because we grow old...
    We grow old because we quit playing."

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  15. What fun, BJ....and I do love those kettle cooked potato chips. They are so crunchY

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  16. Dearest BJ; I would LOVE to try these delectable, yummy looking dishes(*^_^*) All look different from my soy source based Japanese type cooking; cannot say which one is my favorite p:-) Hope you are doing well, I really appreciate your sweet visit, Dear friend.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  17. You know the saying: 'all work and no play . . .'
    And I think I gained weight just from your pictures but boy were they good, hmm, hmm.

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  18. YUM! I have been looking for some new ideas for the shower I am hosting next week, thanks! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  19. Oh how I love coming to BJ's for a visit! It's all wonderful and delicious! Miss BJ...you host great parties!!!!

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  20. Everything looks so yummy. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  21. Oh my, everything looks so tasty! I'll have to look up the baked bean recipe, the addition of french fried onions sounds good. Okay, I'm off to go play...at the flea markets! Have a good one.

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  22. I couldn’t agree more bj, I love playtime and I just haven’t had much time for it lately. I need to do something about that! I love your menu and all the food looks delish! Great photos.......

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  23. Fantastic preparations for the party.

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  24. Never too old to play house. We all do it ... some better than others. The club sandwich puffs look so good. Would love to try those.
    In fact, everything looks good.

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  25. I agree re: playing....and laughing! I think it's imperative to do both OR as Jimmy Buffett says, "We'll all go insane!" :) Your table and the food looks delish, as usual.

    Your assignment, should you decide to accept, is to find the recipe for Queso and share! Always enjoy trying a new one.

    xo
    Pat

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  26. sliders remind me of White Castle, which I had never heard of until that Harold and Kumar movie came out

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  27. Wow! I want to come and eat at an indoor tailgate party at your house!

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  28. I tend to drool when I see posts like this. So yummy looking.

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  29. Definitely, playing keeps you youthful! Your food is always so different. I've lived most of my life between coastal California and the Arizona desert, and my parents were from New England, so your dishes seem very unusual.

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  30. Beautiful table, my friend. I always wish I could just drop by and taste your wonderful foods!
    ~Adrienne~

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  31. There you go, you have made me hungry again.♥

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj