Raider Nation Lists of Tailgate Recipes
While the Oakland Raiders ride the backs of the Broncos, tackle, tame, and tumble them to the ground, we will be looking, cooking, and booking (taking notes on our team's progress).
We expect victory. We keep moving. We keep going.
This week's menu features:
Bret's Dish (with green peas)
Dirty Rice (You can vary the recipe as desired)
6 slices bacon -- diced
8 ounces ground pork
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
1 cup long-grain rice
2 cupschicken stock or broth
8 ounces chicken livers -- trimmed, rinsed, patted dry, and minced
2 tablespoons fresh chives -- snipped
Grilled Steaks (on outdoor grill)
Grilled Chicken (on outdoor grill)
Corn on the Cob (on outdoor grill)
Now, again, we invite you to add to the menu.
By the way, while I was shopping for the ingredients of this weekend's Cyber-Party, I saw these beautiful and oddly shaped pumpkins, backed by a display of pirates.
I thought, this reminds me that the Oakland Raiders have a pirate logo, with one eye patched and swords in the picture. Al Davis made a powerful decision when he selected the images for the Oakland Raiders.
The Oakland Raider persona projects a powerful, fearless image. Coupled with the message in Autumn Wind, the pumpkins reminded me of that powerful poem that John Facenda would say during those NFL films about the Oakland Raiders.
Then, I asked the man at the store, "How do you cook these pumpkins?" No doubt one of you have a good recipe for pumpkin pie. If so, please post it in the comment section.
As our team prepares for the game, let us prepare and cheer them to victory.
Dedicated to Al Davis, Tom Cable, and the Coaching Staff, Oakland Raiders and Raider Nation.