In mid-November, Dave, myself and twelve friends went to see the Niners play the St. Louis Rams. It was a big operation, getting fourteen people, tailgating equipment and enough food and beer over to Candlestick Park. Everyone chipped in a little, and we had a great tailgate. And, the Niners actually won the game! Anyone who has been following along knows this season hasn’t been great for the Niners, so it was nice to see a win in person.
I wanted to make a special dessert, and after remembering my plethora of cookie cutters, decided on sugar cookies. I used the recipe from Vegan Cookies Take Over Your Cookie Jar.
It took hours and hours to bake and frost the cookies, and it was totally worth it. The dough was easy to work with, considering how temperamental sugar cookies can be. Firm yet buttery soft, nobody would suspect these cookies were vegan. After the game when we reconvened in the parking lot, people asked for more!
We didn’t just eat dessert…
Dave grilled meaty tacos for everyone else, so I had some of my own with taco-seasoned portobello, onion, cilantro, pickled jalapeno, avocado salsa and salsa roja. Our friend Tom made the salsas, along with the super-garlicky potatoes. Also on the plate is curtido and refried black beans, made by me, and pinto beans prepared by our friend Teresa. This was an extremely yummy, flavorful meal.
This is my favorite picture from the tailgate – Dave’s cousin Alex was trying to take a picture of his brother Daniel and his wife, and walking right in the way, this was my reaction when he yelled at me.
More pictures from the game: