Thursday, February 24, 2011

Havasu Road Trippin'!

Lake Havasu Family, Fun & Food Weekend!

  When the winter winds continue to blow, long after the fun of snow shoveling has worn off, the words 'Road Trip' start to creep into your mind. Once you make up your mind that now is the time to get the heck out of Dodge (or Sound Beach) ya have to decide where to go. 
  The destination must have several factors going for it. Of course, there has to be warmth to the air. You are escaping the winter so temperatures which are at least twice as warm as where you now is a good start. 
  Another thing that would be great is if the local population included family and friends. For me, this is essential. Road trips to see loved ones are the best trips ever! 
  Lastly there really needs to be something fun to do that also includes some great food. Yep, this trip will also feature fun & food.
  So, in light of all these things, this weekend will be spent in the desert southwest. The Long Island winter has driven me back to my home town of Lake Havasu, Arizona.
  Warm Temps: Check
  Family & Friends: Check
  Fun & Food: Check
  The fun and food part will be taken care of by the second annual  HavaBBQ Barbecues Competition. This is Arizona's largest Que competition.
  So, the road trip is set and it is time to roll! See you all in Havasu!
  Check out the festivities here >> HavaBBQ London Bridge Style

  Tango Joe

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tango Southwest Sunset Strips!

   What we have here is the recipe using Tango Spice Southwest Sunset which has won a couple of awards in the past, including the 2008 Golden Chile award from Chile Pepper Magazine.

   Prepare these tasty tidbits in your own kitchen and you can be sure to win fans right at your dinner table!
   This is a very simple and healthy way to make some delicious comfort food which can be eaten as a snack during the big game or whipped up fast on a hectic school afternoon for a tasty snack the kids will love and you can feel good about serving.
1 lb Chicken Breasts / thin, boneless
1/3 Cup Crushed Wheaties Brand Cereal
1/3 Cup Bread Crumbs
2 TBS Tango Southwest Sunset (or more for a zestier snack)
1 tsp Dried Cilantro Flakes
2 TBS 2% Milk
Line 13X9 pan with parchment paper
Preheat over to 400 degrees
Cut chicken onto 1” X 4” strips
In a shallow dish combine chicken strips and 2% milk, coating well
In a second dish combine Wheaties. Bread Crumbs, Southwest Sunset & Cilantro
Take strips from milk and dredge in Wheaties mixture, being sure to coat well
Place chicken on parchment paper and put in the oven
Bake for 5 minutes, turn over and bake for 4 more minutes.

Thank you for reading this, I hope you enjoy this recipe!