How do you turn a typical tailgating menu on its head? Toss out the idea of burgers and brats and re-invent barbecue sandwiches with a homemade sauce made from fresh plums and rotisserie chicken or shredded pork. Of course we’re all for keeping things compact and utensil-less, so pile the meat mixture high between two corncakes (that are gluten-free, at that) for a hip spin. Wrapped up in wax paper, these sandwiches are packable and portable.
Accompany the fruity barbecue with a creamy potato salad that rounds up the last of the garden-fresh basil, and finish with dense, chocolaty brownies or sweet popcorn brittle. Do this, and even the most tradition-rooted tailgating fans will be happy car-campers.