Chicago Bears vs Dallas Cowboys: Texas, JR approved


From Food Network

Dallas Cowboys: America’s Team. If there’s one person, fictional or not, who epitomizes this team, it would be JR Ewing from Dallas. Yes, THE Dallas nighttime soap that ran from 1978 to 1991, and THE Dallas show that is currently on TNT with an adult John Ross leading the family and conducting business like his father. Since the team that bleeds blue is coming north, let’s pay tribute to this well-known team cooking all things Texas, that’ll be JR approved.

If you have a foggy memory of who is JR Ewing, take a look at this segment showing the best of Larry Hagman as this well-loved and most-hated character:

Here’s JR’s tribute to the Cowboys:

With this being a Thursday night game, finding recipes that are easy to make on a time limit are essential to a good tailgate or weeknight party.

From Food Network by Patrick and Gina Neely

Texas caviar

If the thought of caviar makes your stomach turn sour, don’t worry. Remember, we are talking about Texas. Think of this appetizer more like a salsa, and you’re set. Basically, you combine black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and jalapeno and you’re done. This can be assembled the day before since this caviar tastes better the longer it chills together. On a side note, if you weren’t aware, salsa is the number one condiment in America.

Slow-cooker Texas chili

This chili is perfect, because just like the caviar/salsa, you can dump the beef chuck roast, onion, garlic, green chiles, tomatoes and chili powder into the slow cooker in the morning, and when you get home, you’re main dish is done. Now, if you want to use this to be more than just chili, I would suggest grilling a few hot dogs or hamburgers. Now you have a chili-dog or a chili-burger. But wait, how about cheese for those? Check out these 14 variations of an easy cheese sauce.

From Food Network by Trisha Yearwood

Texas sheet cake

Here’s a final recipe that can be made the day before, using a basic 9 x 13 pan; these usually come with a lid. This recipe doesn’t need a mixer, so even the preparation couldn’t be easier; it is all melt and pour.

Regardless if you are having a Thursday night party, or just making dinner for this weeknight, this menu should please the JR in your life.