Since the Superbowl is approaching rapidly, along with Oscars, I thought it best to look for tailgating ideas easy enough for college students to make. Hopefully I'll get thru a few of these 'just in time' for the party!
If you have vegetarians in your midst, omit the bacon!
(Adapted from 'The Snacking Dead' cookbook)
Gutted Mushrooms with Bacon and Spinach
Your hands and a death grip
6 strips of bacon (See 'Makin' Bacon' post)
1/2 red onion, chopped and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
20 portabello or button mushrooms, stems removed
1 (10 oz) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup cream cheese or use a flavored cheese, like Boursin or Garlic-Herb Spread
1/2 cup fontina, gouda, mild cheddar (whatever is in the fridge)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup breadcrumbs (optional)
1. Wash your hands, because you need to use them.
2. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
3. Prep mushrooms and clean caps with damp paper-towel.
8. Crumble the bacon.