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? :D

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. :D

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?