Football Food and Kabobs

If there is anything my husband enjoys more than football, it’s football food.  I decided to make him mini corn dogs – however, I learned a valuable lesson.  Um, you should always buy all beef hotdogs.  Turns out I bought the cheap “chicken and pork” variety, so while he enjoyed the coating, don’t skimp on the dog, okay? 😀

Corn Dogs – this is enough batter for 4 hot dogs, cut into thirds.  You could use the leftover batter to make corn fritters.

  • 4 hot dogs, cut into thirds (good beef hot dogs!)
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk

Mix all the ingredients together, dunk the hot dogs and deep fry at 375 for 5-6 minutes.

I had a Bizzy day in the kitchen.  I made my SIL’s lunches for the week, and when she stopped by to pick up her food, Tony showed her a picture of the deep dish pizza I made over the weekend.  I went to show her some other pictures and when Tony saw this he was like: “what the hell is that?”

I told him not to worry about it – it was part of our marinade for kabobs I was making.  You know there are just some recipes when you read the ingredients and think “that’s sounds so gross!”  But when I read this recipe, I was actually really intrigued.

I used a pork roast that I cut into cubes, but you could use pork tenderloin, pork butt or pork shoulder.

  • 1 pound pork, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of Coke
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • I added the zest of the lemon

Mix the pork with the marinade and soak for 3 hours or overnight.

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Put the pork on skewers alternating with your veggie of choice.  Grill for about 10-15 minutes, basting the pork with the glaze sauce.  I soaked my skewers for a few hours, guess it wasn’t long enough!

I served our pork over white rice.  These were really tasty – I never would have thought ketchup and honey would work together, but these were tender, tangy and delicious.

It was such a gorgeous fall day yesterday, I had to get outside.  I decided to run/walk 3.4 miles and was surprised that I could actually run – my head cold still doesn’t want to leave me, so I would walk 2 minutes, run 3 minutes.  I did the 3.4 miles in 39 minutes. 😀

I am off to make a spinach egg white omelet, and am looking forward to my Italian Sausage and spinach soup for lunch – come back tomorrow for that recipe – its so good!

Happy Monday – how was your weekend?

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  • Skippymom
    October 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I like the zucchini on there and I bet pineapple would be awesome too. I love kabobs. [Okay – what don’t I like besides pizza? Hmmmm]

    Enjoy your beautiful day. It is so chilly here. October 1st was the coldest Oct. 1st on record for here. brrrr. I knew that heater in the bathroom was a good idea. heehee

  • Erica
    October 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Football food freaking rocks, doesn’t it??? I want to make corn dogs! That is so much fun. And yes- PB combines with strange ingredients to make the most delicious of meals! Great job on the run! We had a fantastic weekend as well

  • TheKitchenWitch
    October 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Those kabobs sound delicious–I’m definitely giving these a try. Isn’t the fall weather such a gift? We’re reveling in it here.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    October 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    The pork skewers look and sound great! I’ve made a similar marinade and glaze before, and we really liked it. Have to make it again!

    Great job on your walk/run!

    Have a great week!

  • Helen
    October 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    That marinade sort of reminds me of the peanut sauce that is served with Chicken Satay in Thai restaurants. I’m sure it was yummy!

    I made Roasted Zucchini Soup this weekend but I seriously thought about making my Italian Sausage Soup. Can’t wait to see your recipe!

  • Pam
    October 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I wonder how that marinade would taste on a veggie kabob? My guess is YUMMY!

  • Errign
    October 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    My weekend was good. Still really frustrated with not being able to run!

  • Dinner at Christina's
    October 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I love merinades with a little bit of peanut butter in them! I don’t think I’ve done much with sodas though. I know Dr. Pepper has a whole cookbook. I’ve heard you can do that beer butt chicken with coke if you want also. I need to try something like that! I just won’t tell J either. haha He’s like Tony– thinks it’s weird ahead of time so acts funny about it later when we eat. If he doesn’t know and eats it, I can tell him later 😛

  • Sarah
    October 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Mmm, kabobs! We need to make them once more before it starts snowing!

    And the peanut butter/marinade combo reminds me I need to make spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce soon (essentially rice wine vinegar, peanut butter, hot water and sirachi). Yum!

    Weekend was good! We decorated for Halloween, ran errands, and relaxed!

  • Jenn @ Cooking Aweigh the Pounds
    October 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make homemade corndogs with lil’ smokies!

    That marinade looks so good! I wonder if sriracha would work with it for the sweet/spicy thing?

  • Shelley B
    October 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Ooh, those pork kabobs look good!

    Hope your cold goes away soon. Nice work getting a run/walk in – just getting outside in this beautiful weather is so nice!

  • Heather
    October 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Football food is so good. In fact, it’s the only thing I like about football season!! 🙂
    My weekend was good – my in laws were in town and everyone got along. That’s always a good thing. Lol.

  • Veronica Miller
    October 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Biz, you are so mean to me. I absolutely LOVE corn dogs and usually only get one a year when the fair comes around. Well I haven’t gotten one for the past two years b/c this year I wasn’t feeling good when we were there and the year before I was on that strict HCG diet. I’m so deprived!!! And now I have to go to work dreaming about them…but maybe I’ll do some frying this week. 🙂

  • Tami@nutmegnotebook
    October 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    My hubby doesn’t like any kind of meat made with cola-he had a bad experience with it one time at a restaurant and now he has fear!

    Looks like a lovely Fall weekend at your house. We had a busy weekend too, a benefit dinner, dinner with friends, church and lunch with friends – um I guess we did a lot of eating over the weekend!

  • MaryBe
    October 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    That marinade sounds great!

  • Apple @Polkadotsandchopsticks
    October 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    What a strange but intriguing mix for a marinade. I think I’ll have to give it a go!

  • Amanda
    October 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I love corn dogs. Makes me want to get a deep fryer so I could try making some gluten-free batter. Haven’t had one in YEARS!

    Looks like you had a great run! I like the walk/run method a lot lately. It works great for me. You’ve inspired me to do a run tonight!

  • Roz@weightingfor50
    October 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    OMG…I haven’t had a corn dog in YEARS. This post makes me want one quite badly! Hope you have a great week Vat!!!!

  • Lori (Finding Radiance)
    October 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I like peanut butter in marinades. It is such a Thai flavor I guess? Some of the best sweet and sour sauces have ketchup and honey in them, too. It does sound gross, but soooo tasty!

  • Tyler
    October 4, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I love trying random things together. Sometimes you just need to find out if chocolate and bacon are good together. Which they are!

  • spinach&spice
    October 4, 2011 at 12:35 am

    My dad talks about his “corny” dogs all the time.. he’d love your recipe! And I’d love those chicken kebabs 🙂 Good lookin eats!

  • Marianne
    October 4, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I remember a friend’s mom making something similar when we were back in elementary school. We always thought she was coming up with crazy recipes like that – I would go home and tell my mom about how weird they were. LOL

  • Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    October 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

    The corndogs look awesome! Isn’t it funny how a sport has it’s own food?

  • mymatejoechip
    October 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Hey, I’ve tried coca-cola too. Can you get it in shops there?