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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Guava Snack & Sweet Plantains ~ Tailgating Time ~ week #13

Yes, here we are again for week # 13 - Time for football, food, coolers full of cold ones, and game day buffets. Bring over your chips and dips, chili and chowders, all your wings and party things!

I would like to again thank you all so much for joining us each week!! Those of you who are new to us or are Tailgating Time time regulars! Come on and join us! it's easy, just add your link!

You don't have to like football to enjoy tailgating! What is more fun than sharing good food with good friends?! It's all about the food!!
Here are a couple of sweet treats that I will be bringing to the tailgating party today. Sweet ripe plantains and guava cheese snack.

When I want to make plantain chips I have to buy the green plantains the day I will be making them otherwise....they get too ripe on me. So when that happens I make the sweet dessert...

You can slice them or cut them like I did, either way they're so tasty. In a tiny skillet melt a little butter, then add the ripe plantains that are peeled and cut. Then I added a little liqueur....I used this...

Gingerbread liqueur, and it was so good!

Then I drizzled on a little molasses and it caramelized so nicely! Mmmmm....
Then using some guava paste I made a quick treat with some cheese and cracker. Here in Florida we can get guava paste in many ways, I often get it like this...
You will see it in a can, flat tin, box, or like I got a thick plastic wrap. Many different brands can be found too. I will post some more recipes on how you can use it. Like turnovers, stuffed inside fritters, but today it's all about simple...

I topped some Cuban crackers with cream cheese and sliced guava paste. It is good with any mild white cheese, like a Mexican cheese or farmers cheese even fried cheese is tasty. That reminds me I need to make that again, it's been awhile maybe for next week! I guess you can call this some Florida snacks for the football game!
It is a day full of flavors! Now that's a good bite! Have some!

Tailgating Time will be posted every Sunday at noon and it will be open until noon on Wednesday. That should still give you plenty of time to add your family favorites. We'll play each and every week until Superbowl Sunday.
Can't wait to see what you bring!

Tailgating Time is brought to you this week by:
Martha at ~ Seaside Simplicity
Tamy at ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
Me here at ~ The Tiny Skillet
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