Well the Big Ten season kicks off on the couch this week. With the Badgers on the road, the tailgate moves to the friendly confines of your living room, or better yet, a buddies so you don't have to clean up the mess.
Nothing beats a tailgate in Madison, however watching the game from home does allow for a few perks you can't find in a parking lot.
Product of the Week: No need to pack and drag a cooler to your living room, not when you have the single greatest addition to any home tailgate, the Kegerator. Beverage systems have made some great advances in recent years. You can really spend a fortune if you want to, but Danby makes a great, single tap, entry level kegerator that fits 1/4 barrel as well as 1/2 barrels. This kegerator can be purchased for under $500 and worth every penny.
Recipe of the Week: Take advantage of the oven this week with this easy and enjoyable in game snack....Ham and Cheese Rolls
Ingredients - 8oz finely shredded cheese (your choice), 1.5 cups chopped cooked ham, 2 TBSP honey mustard, 2 12oz cans of Pillsbury Golden Layer refrigerated Buttermilk or Flaky Biscuits, 1 egg beaten, 1 TBSP sesame or poppy seed (optional).
Directions - Heat oven to 375 degrees, spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray. In a large bowl combine cheese, ham and mustard, mixing well. Separate 1 can of dough into 10 biscuits, and further separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Press each biscuit layer to for a 3.5 inch round. Place 1 rounded TBSP cheese mixture on each dough round. Wrap dough around cheese mixture pinching edges to seal. Repeat with remaining can of dough and cheese mixture.
Arrange balls seem side down and sides almost touching to form a W or football. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle sesame seed. Bake at 375 for 18-25 minutes or golden brown.
Enjoy this week's game everyone.