Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Taking Dinner to the Field
Travel with you meals are sometimes fun to make but get stressful for someone, like a farmers wife during planting or harvest, to keep ideas fresh and easy for those eating to handle. It is pretty well known that farmers like hearty meals and when they have been in the field and trying to beat the weather getting them to stop for 30 minutes to eat on the back of a tailgate can sometimes be impossible. Here are some ideas for unique in-the-field meal ideas for my friend Addie. 1. Triple Meat Burger with Crispy Bacon, thinly sliced ham and white cheese 2. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Blue Cheese dressing 3. Cuban Sandwich - great because it is already wrapped up in foil - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Classic-Cuban-Midnight-Medianoche-Sandwich/Detail.aspx 4. Chicken Cesar Salad wrap - for a lighter appetite...or mix up your favorite salad and put it in a sundried tomato wrap 5. Calzones stuff them with favorite pizza toppings from anything to Italian sausage to pineapple to mushrooms - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Calzone/Detail.aspx 6. Pasties are basically a pot pie in a pocket of dough, again use your own variation - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pasties-II/Detail.aspx 7. Cold Fried Chicken make the chicken ahead of time, chill it and leave it for them in the cooler it is there when they need it 8. Grilled or Breaded/Fried Pork Tenderloins 9. BBQ pulled pork or beef brisket 10. Beef Empanadas Mix up the bread options that you put the sandwiches on and that will make the same meals seem new and exciting. Try different spices in your hamburgers use lemon pepper vs. just pepper or some smoked paprika to give a exotic flavor. If anyone has additional ideas or tricks for all the farm wives out there and especially Addie, please add them as comment. Traveling Cowgirl Code: The quickest way to a man's heart or his temper is through food or lack there of, so be wise and feed them!