Can you name the common food link here?
Stumped? Okay, here’s another hint:
If you guessed that these are the weeks and the teams the Cardinals will be playing where you’ll be needing food for some serious tailgating, you’re right!
The NFL season is just days away and regardless of whether game day ends in a W or an L, no Card’s game is complete without starting off with a tailgate party. Whether you’re headed to the University of Phoenix Stadium with your season tickets, single game tickets or just hanging in the parking lot with no tickets at all, you’ll need good food and spirits.
Successful Tailgate Party Game Plan
- When you’re feeding a lot of people, variety is key; offer vegetarian meals as well as foods with meat. Offer spicy and mild versions.
- Keep in mind that just because you love or hate a certain food, it doesn’t mean your guests feel the same way.
- Make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks on hand for designated drivers.
- Some of the best advice we can offer is to leave the cooking to the pros so you’re not trying to finish everything at the last minute before kickoff.
For a successful, worry-free tailgate party, we suggest ordering these favorites from Mama Gina’s for carry-out to create a menu your friends will rave about.
Chicken wings are a staple for any good football spread because they are the ultimate finger food. At Mama Gina’s we offer you traditional or boneless wings. We also cook them in a variety of flavors, so pick up an order of each (Hot, Mild, BBQ) to keep everyone happy! We serve ours with blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Easy finger food to pop in your mouth for a burst of flavor.
Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Perfect choice of protein for the vegetarians at your party.
A spicy snack your friends will devour.
Filling, flavorful and fun.
Because we know that Cardinals fans can come in the hardcore variety, starting their tailgate parties even before we open, we also wanted to offer a recipe for a Breakfast Stromboli. These tasty treats are portable, so you can bring them to the tailgate party and leave the rest of the menu up to us!
1 (11 oz.) tube of refrigerated crusty French loaf dough
2 scrambled eggs
3 strips apple wood smoked bacon
1/2 cup of sausage (any meat)
1 bell pepper diced and sautéed (any vegetable)
¼ cup mushrooms
¼ cup onion
3 oz Cheddar
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
Mix it up with Tomato, Jalapeno or Chipotle peppers for a South-Western Zing. Add the veggies to the eggs while scrambling.
Unroll dough onto a greased baking sheet.
Place a layer of sausage (or what ever meat you choose) on dough within a 1/2 inch of the edge.
Lay in scrambled egg mixture
Place layer of bacon (or other meat or vegetable)
Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese (to taste)
Roll up like a jelly roll starting on the long side.
Pinch the seam to seal and pinch the ends shut as well.
Roll so it is seam side down on the baking sheet.
With a knife, cut 8-10 1/4 inch deep slices across the top of the loaf approximately 1 inch long.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slightly, serve warm.
For a video demonstration by the owner of Mama Gina’s showing how to make this recipe, watch this!
We’ve got you covered with lots of tailgating favorites, so on game day, you can put on your jersey and enjoy another Cardinals win!