I don’t really care about the NFL, but I love me some college ball! It has heart and it still has purity. It’s football for the love of the game.
Go Big Ten!
So when football season rolls around, I can’t help but get fired up again. I root for my daughter’s alma mater and I root for my son’s university. And when they play each other…well, I just root for a good game!
Plus, it gives me an excuse to serve my favorite tailgate food.
Glazed Ham Sandwiches
Ingredients for Ham with Glaze
1 ham of your choice (I used a 2 lb spiral sliced ham)
1 cup mango pepper jelly
1/4 cup pinot grigio (white wine)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 T lime juice
1. Sprinkle ham with light dusting of cinnamon and ground cloves. Lay a few pineapple rings over the top, fastening with toothpicks, and then bake ham according to package directions.
2. Mix mango pepper jelly, wine, pineapple juice, ketchup, cloves, cinnamon, and lime juice in a saucepan. Cook on stove until heated through.
And for tailgating, I just pack the warm goodies in foil pans and the cold goodies in plastic containers.
Mmmmmm, I can’t wait!