Easy Kabobs to Make for All Seasons

Kabobs are the perfect party platter that’s simple to make so you have more time to party with your friends! Kabobs are great for the grill, with endless possibilities to make diverse meals to fulfill anyone’s plate. Kabobs aren’t only for on the grill; you can make a variety of kabobs besides the traditional style (that is still an inexpensive, easy recipe to make).

Even though kabobs are perfect for summer, you can still eat them all year long, using different fruits or vegetables, depending on the season.

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Veggie kabobs make the perfect appetizers to serve for all occasions. Not to mention, they are super easy to make.
Check out above: Caprese Salad Kabobs – Tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. This is a healthy, easy alternative to serve to groups of people or even in a small setting.

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Fruit Kabobs are a fun way to get creative by simply selecting a variety of fruits and putting them on a stick! You can even have the kiddos help make their own creations. They’ll love it. Make every bite juicy for your guests, they will thank you!

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If you are missing summer and still ready to grill, make it easy on yourself! Pair your favorite protein with veggies and sprinkle seasoning for a special touch.

WARNING: Make sure you warn your guests when distributing kabobs with metal skewers; the skewers hold heat for awhile after they are removed from the BBQ rack. If you are cooking on the grill, we recommend using cardboard skewers instead of metal skewers. The potential of burning yourself with the metal skewer is more likely.

TIP: With any kabob that you make, you can have your own variety of sauces on the side to add special flavoring. Some examples are cilantro sauce, honey chipotle, chimichurri sauce, and peanut butter!

 

Here is a list of other kabobs we enjoy from all varieties of meats:

  1. Curry Pork
  2. Rosemary Lamb
  3. Chicken Fajita
  4. Turkey Meatball
  5. Greek Shrimp

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Let us know. What’s your favorite style of kabobs?

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-Rodeo Wagon

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Fall in Love with Pumpkin Inspired Meals by Rodeo Wagon

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It’s pumpkin season, it’s time to get festive and fun! There are so many things that you can make with fall’s favorite flavor; no pumpkin-packed treat is off-limits! Hope you enjoy!

Pumpkin Pancakes

One of the oldest recipes of time, Pumpkin Pancakes. Who doesn’t love tasty and fluffy pancakes, especially on Thanksgiving morning. It’s so easy to make batter, you can even have the kids help. Don’t forget to make a little extra. Pancakes are great for leftovers, too!

Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Pumpkin Spice Hummus (or “Pumpkin Dip”) is the perfect after-school snack. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and even more delicious to eat. It features flavorful ingredients such as chickpeas, cashew butter, and maple syrup. Blend all together till smooth. Pair the sweet hummus with honey graham crackers or apples, and you are in for a real treat!

Spicy Pumpkin Chili

It’s pumpkin season AND chili season. This is the perfect duo! For people that aren’t huge fans of the taste of pumpkin, this is the perfect recipe. Simply add a variety beans, such as kidney beans and black beans and seasoned ground beef. Saute’ diced green chilies, tomatoes, and garlic (this is what overpowers the pumpkin taste) and mix all ingredients in a crock pot. Allow time for flavors to fully brew. Serve hot, with grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream if desired. Yum!

Classic Pumpkin Pie

There are a variety of twists you can put on this Thanksgiving classic. You can upgrade your pie by adding something simple such as peanut butter (the kids go nuts over this), or by making shapes and figures out of the pie crust as a topping. It makes the perfect centerpiece!


What’s your favorite pumpkin inspired meal?

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Labor Day Party Menu 2018

You’ve done it all this summer. You’ve thrown the ultimate birthday bash, barbecues, pool parties, and more. Now, it’s time to to have the end-of-summer shin-dig. Yes, we are talking about Labor Day.

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At this point, I’m sure you’ve become expert on the ins and outs of throwing a get-together for your friends. You need the guest list, location, fun decorations, and reassurance that the weather is going to be in your favor. Who knows what Fall weather will bring!

Once that’s all squared away, it comes down to the most important part: the menu. The Rodeo Wagon is here to help! We’ve put together a delicious menu options for all your guests to enjoy. Goodbye Summer, Hello Yummy!

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Appetizer: Loaded Quiche Cups

Baked deep dish pie crust, stuffed with a variety of healthy veggies, bacon, and melted premium cheeses. You can easily make this a vegetarian option by leaving out the meat and adding mushrooms instead.

Offering a salad bar is always a huge hit. Arrange the ingredients where it’s easy for guests to pile on toppings, just the way they like it, without holding up the line. Place dressings and seasonings at the end.

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Entree: Award Winning Sausage Pops

Cajun sausage pops, featuring a plum-orange-ginger sauce. This took 1st place award for Best Southwestern Food by Taste of Madison, 2018. Check out the rest of our awards here. Simply place a giant grilled sausage link on a stick, and drizzle it with your choice of special sauce. It’s easy to serve, and even easier to eat.

What’s more American than a cheeseburger? It’s time to take your basic burger to the next level. Add some nacho cheese, bacon, and some picked peppers and you’ve got everyone’s favorite meal.

Drinks: Fresh Lemonade

Nothing beats homemade lemonade, especially on a warm day. Guests of all ages can enjoy this beverage. Add some fresh fruit to it like blueberries or strawberries for an extra twist. You can make a special batch of Lemonade and Fruit, with a mix of tequila in the pitcher. 21+ guests will love the taste of this simple cocktail.

Don’t forget to have fun! Cheers!

Don’t feel like laboring on Labor Day?
Sit back, relax, and contact Rodeo Wagon here for our catering services.

Taco Bar: Fun and Easy Way to Serve a Crowd

With Fall approaching, I’m sure you’re planning your last get-together with your friends for the summer season. When having a large number of guests attending your party, you want to make serving food the easiest as possible, for everyone. That’s where the beauty of a taco bar comes in!

There are many types of food bars that you can indulge in, such as mashed potato bar, salad bar, fruit and veggie bar, but ultimately, taco bar trumps all. Taco bars are a crowd favorite, and allow all diverse pallets to enjoy the same meal in a variety of ways. Also, it gives you the opportunity to sit down and eat with your friends instead of plating food all night.

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One of the best attributes of a taco bar is how easy it is! You just need some key ingredients such as:

  • Choice of Taco Meat (or meat substitution)
  • Beans
  • Mexican Rice
  • Hard and Soft Shell Tortillas
  • Toppings such as
    – Diced White Onions
    – Cilantro
    – Diced Tomatoes
    -Lettuce
    – Guacamole
    – Salsa
    – EXTRA Cheese (you can never have too much)
    – Jalapenos

You can keep the ingredients (that are best served hot) over food warmers, and wrap the tortillas in foil to ensure freshness.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Use common sense when laying out the food. We suggest the following;

  1. Plate. napkins and silverware
  2. Soft and hard shell tortillas
  3. Varieties of meats
  4. Beans and rice
  5. Toppings (HINT: layout in order that you would apply onto tacos)
  6. Cheese
  7. Lettuce and tomatoes
  8. Optional toppings such as onions, jalapenos and cilantro
  9. Final toppings such as guac, sour cream and salsa

TIP: Offer tortilla chips as well just in case someone would prefer to make nachos instead of tacos.

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Viola! You’re taco bar is all set up! Kids and adults will love the DIY Taco Buffet.

Enjoy!