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IT’S THE PLAYOFFS! Game on! All in! Menu… Cavalier’s Cocktail, Mini Chicken Pot Pies, Bourbon BBQ Sliders with Spicy Slaw

CAVS VS WARRIORS

At our house, if there is a ball involved, we will either be at the game, or it will be on our television…our 75 inch television. So, “Why, ” you ask, “do you need to be at the game with a television that large and in HD???” I have once answer: my husband Steve. So tonight, the Cavs are playing against the Warriors, and this is an important game. Steve decided to watch the game at home tonight with a few friends, so I thought I would throw a few appetizers and a …Cleveland Cavaliers Cocktail!

Here are a few do ahead appetizers that won’t keep you from center court! GO CAVS! (I guess I get a little excited about it too :))

CLEVELAND CAVALIER COCKTAIL aka my favorite:

THE SUNSET 

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  1. 1/2 ounce Coconut Rum
  2. 1/2 ounce vodka
  3. 1/2 ounce crushed fresh watermelon or tiny melon balls.
  4. 1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice
  5. Scoop watermelon into a blender and blend till smooth.
  6. Chill ingredients prior to use.
  7. Place small scoop of watermelon  or small melon ball in the bottom of a small glass.
  8. Combine rum, vodka and juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a shot glass. 

MINI CHICKEN POT PIE BITES

MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

Ingredients

2 cups Green Giant™ frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated biscuits

Steps

1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, combine vegetables, chicken and soup; mix well.
2 Press each biscuit into 5 1/2-inch round. Place 1 round in each of 8 greased regular-size muffin cups. Firmly press in bottom and up side, forming 3/4-inch rim. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each. Pull edges of dough over filling toward center; pleat and pinch dough gently to hold in place.
3Bake at 375°F 20 to 22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from pan.

BOURBON BBQ MEATBALL SLIDERS with HORSERADISH COLESLAW

BBQ+Meatball+Sliders

FOR THE SLIDERS

  • 1 lb. each ground turkey & ground beef
    Salt And Pepper
    3 Tablespoons Butter
    1 whole Large Onion, Diced
    1/2 cup Whiskey
    ½ cups Ketchup (Heaping)
    ½ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
    ¼ cups Bourbon Whiskey
    1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce12 whole Slider Buns Or Dinner Rolls, Split
  • Form the meat into 12-2″ meatballs and flatten into small patties.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook  about 3-4 min. per side.
  •  Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside.
  • Drain off grease, leaving about 2 T.
  • Salute onions 2-3 min.
  • Add ketchup, brown sugar, whiskey, lemon juice & Worcestershire.
  • Cook 2-3 min.
  • Place patties in sauce, turning to coat, and simmer till hot.
  • Place the patties on buns spooning sauce over top.
  • Top with spicy slaw & top of bun. Serve!!

FOR THE SLAW

WHISK TOGETHER:

  • 2 T. prepared horseradish
  • 2 T. olive oil mayo, & cider vinegar (may use play yogurt)
  • 1/2 t. each black pepper & kosher salt
  • 1/4 t. cayenne pepper

Add 4 C. coleslaw mix & refridgerate.

FUN SERVING IDEAS!

CAVS GLASSES

NBA Rocks Glass & Square Shot Glass Set -…

 

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