Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Football Food Face Off - Week 5

Football Food Face Off - Week 5

This past weekend the Bills played the Arizona Cardinals and lost despite my cooking efforts.

We went with a southwest theme and had Chicken Tacos....that I neglected to take a photo of. It might have had something to do with margaritas we started off with.
 The tacos were an old cooking light recipe I had saved titled Soft Chicken Tacos.

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4 servings (serving size: 3 tacos)


  • 1  teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  pound  skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • Cooking spray
  • 12  (6-inch) white corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2  cups  thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1/4  cup  (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese (such as Tillamook)
  • Low-fat sour cream (optional)


Prepare grill.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub spice mixture over chicken.
Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes; chop.
Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide chicken evenly among tortillas; top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons cabbage and 1 teaspoon cheese. Serve with sour cream, if desired.

The best part of the day was that Jenny and Mark came on down to the house to watch the game. They added a lovely presidential food face off appetizer and dessert ...


ok so we baked up the McCain Golden Crisp (for his golden years) fries loaded them with "cheese" stuffed in plenty of "pork" in the way of bacon. We added green onions too. YUM - we devoured them.
 Desserts were Ben and Jerry's - Fossil Fuel (energy policy), American Dreams, Peach Cobbler (we figured McCain and Willie Nelson were both old and southern).

And of course Sam Adams - a presidential beer of sorts.

Go Obama!

So did you participate in this weeks food face-off? Leave your link in the box below.


allthingsjennifer said...

Go Barr!

Ellen said...

Actually I did. We made chicken enchiladas. Recipe and photos coming soon!

Jess said...

still enjoying this project :)

Margaritas look delicious!