Here is a simple, quick menu I planned for a weeknight tailgate that had to go together ahead of time for a last minute duck out the door:
Turkey and Cranberry Sliders - (Buttery Hawaiian Rolls sliced open and layered with sliced Turkey, Brie, and a sliver of cranberry sauce. Place back in bag to transport.)
7 Layer Dip - (layer refried beans, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, sliced olives, and scallions in a rectangular container with a lid.)
Cherry Cheesecake Dip - (Crush a sleeve of graham crackers and place in bottom of container, mix 1/2 brick softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff, & one container of Cool Whip & spread over crackers, top with a can of pie filling.)
We supplemented with cold fried chicken from the supermarket, deviled eggs, chips, veggies, and graham crackers for dipping.
Everything was made ahead and popped into a cooler on the way out the door. If you use disposable plastic containers there is no clean up!
What is your favorite tailgate food?