I'm pretty sure many of you are like me -- I've got special foods I cook before UK football and, especially, basketball games.
During basketball season I like to slow cook a pot of chili. I've got a white chili recipe that will burn your socks off.
There's been some disasters. I once decided to use garlic cloves instead of of garlic powder. You know?, there's a difference. That whole pot went down the drain. Lord, have mercy. As I went for my walk that night, these people in goth clothes kept coming up to me, saying, "Vampire Slayer". Last year, I made a pot of Texas Chili for the UofL basketball game. Mistake. The combination of the jalapenos and the alleged Swopshire elbow (it was a push with a forearm, you morons) -- Well, I was uncomfortable.
But I have my food traditions.
For tomorrow's kick-off, I'm attempting a pot of Burgoo -- my first. It's based on Keeneland's recipe and the Owensboro barbecue festivals of my youth and visits. So far, so good. The stoneware seems to be holding, :), and the house smells good. I'll let it age until tomorrow, and will have a big bowl ready (with cornbread) at 3:30.
So, what's your UK food traditions?
Barbecue as you tailgate outside of Commonwealth Stadium? A monster Brat and Mett barbecue as you prepare for the game on TV?
This post may fail, but I figured I'd give it a try.
Let's share. Traditions? Recipes?