Welcome to the NBA Playoffs, 99 Cent Chef-style, that is. This is basketball played by the rulebook of the Cheap$kate Dribbler. The matchup this year is between the Miami Heat and the LA Lakers - it's East Coast vs West Coast and Miami better or turn up the heat to ketchup!
In the video below I take playing with food to surreal and fanciful extremes. What starts out as a simple 5 basket pickup game turns into a food free-for-all, and you can be sure things go splat when there is a drive to the hoop.
During this week of the NBA Playoffs, be a sport and join me for my outlandish video halftime entertainment event right here!
Miami Heat fans will eat up my Cuban Recipes (click here to see them all) - since many communities have major Cuban immigrant neighborhoods. Is it ever too early for a sugarcane and rum drink? Allow the 99 Cent Mojito to get you in a Playoff mood. To see the blog post with my Mojito cocktail recipe written out, just click here.
If an evening game is played on a chilly night then throw another log on the fire and gather in front of the big screen with a steaming bowl of my cheap$kate Clam Chowder. Fans will throw off their warming blankets, peel off their gloves, and elbow each other for a big bowl.
What's great about making your own Individual Pizza, is everyone can add their fave ingredients. I like anchovies and an egg on mine -- I know no one else would order that one!
Just set out a stack of individual pizza crusts and a few bowls of pepperoni, shredded cheese, black olives, fresh basil leaves, Italian sausage, a fave jar of marinara sauce -- you get the picture. And it only takes 10 minutes or so in a hot oven and they're done. This is a slam dunk recipe!
Next to pizza and hot dogs, Fried Chicken is a fan favorite, and no one fries chicken better than this Penny-Pinching Game Changer.
I've come up with a crunchy coating that will empty the bleachers and have fans storming the kitchen! Get Playoff day going with my Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe, or use my special flour and spice mix for regular bone-in chicken pieces. Fry up a batch of chicken to handoff when the jump ball starts the game.
In Louisiana, we put a dollop of Cajun Potato Salad on our Gumbo. If you don't believe me just check out the video below.
Keepin' it vegan is my longtime friend Ms. Patti. Her Red Beans and Rice entree is a swish, all net. Dig it here: