Game Day Food! BLT and a Dirty Engine Cocktail

Now that football season is in full swing we are constantly on the lookout for great game-day meals and cocktails. The selections can't be too complicated to prep or make and the food has to be tame enough to suit the tastes of our friends and neighbors who often stop by for a quick quarter or a few games. This weekend we'll be serving a BLT sandwich with pesto and goat cheese, and a Dirty Engine cocktail, which will be one of the recipes in an upcoming book. Try this meal for yourself and let us know what you (and your friends and neighbors) think.

BLT Goat Cheese

Pesto & Goat Cheese BLT (makes 1) 2 slices whole wheat bread 3 strips bacon 2 tablespoons goat cheese 1 tablespoon pesto ½ cup lettuce 2 slices tomato

Dirty Engine

Dirty Engine Cocktail 1.5 ounces vodka ½ ounce lemon juice ½ ounce olive juice (or more) ½ ounce lime juice 3 dashes hot sauce 4 ounces V8 tomato juice

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