Ho Ho Ho...we love a late season NFC South showdown, especially when it is a Monday Night Football game. The game also features Jon Gruden being inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor, and I am way too excited about that aspect.
Cuban Sandwich Buccaneer Pizza
This was an easy one. We took all of the ingredients typically found on a Cuban Sandwich and threw them on a pizza. It tasted like home.
Olive Oil and Fresh Black Pepper
Diced Dill Pickles
Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees.
Dill Pickle Juice and Mayo, whisked together.
Yellow Mustard and Mayo, whisked together.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are nacho home team anymore, Sandwich Gal. I still love them, quite a bit, and the entire Tampa Bay area. The Atlanta Falcons played the Bucs in the season opener. I decided that a perfect homage to my former home was the following nacho recipe. It tasted just like home!
Cuban Sandwich Buccaneer Nachos
Ham, small diced
Pork, small diced
Dill pickles, small diced
I used a recipe for a typical French Sauce Mornay, minus the nutmeg.
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pickle juice
1 TBSP yellow mustard
Whisk it all together, and turn yourself around.
All of the feels are real for this post. I never dreamed I would be cooking for a game against the Buccaneers. The adjustments to our new home here in Atlanta continue. The last time the Falcons played the Bucs we were lucky enough to attend the game at The Georgia Dome. After cheering for the Bucs for almost two decades and sincerely trying to embrace my new city's team, I pretty much clapped for every play. By both teams. Yeah, football!!
This week was also the easiest to plan, there was almost no research necessary. I often dream of the fresh seafood from The Gulf Coast. I decided to try and make my own Fish Dip. It had a little kick, but was in no way as good as the countless spreads I have shoved in my mouth up and down said Coast.
The main dish was a no-brainer. If you know me, you know I love my sandwiches. These Cuban Sliders were simple and delicious.
A slice of Key Lime Pie rounded out my taste-of-home meal.
The husband and I are homesick 6 months into residency. The schedule is no joke. This meal was cooked solo-style, and will be enjoyed re-heated late on a Sunday night when The Doc gets home. Until he gets home.....Go Falcons.
Here are some more tasty treats from Tampa Bay:
Chocolate Pirate Cocktail
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fish Burger
Grouper Reuben Sandwich
Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups