Bet on the Green Bay Packers Winning More Than 10.5 Games?

Bet on the Green Bay Packers Winning More Than 10.5 Games?

Online sportsbook Bodog currently has the Packers over/under line for total 2014 wins at 10.5. Confidently pounding the table and recommending you bet the house on the over is a little ambitious but if you go through the Packers 2014 schedule game by game it’s not that hard to find 11 victories out there. Hell, it’s not that hard to rustle up 12 victories as you’ll see below, so maybe you should go bet the house at an O/U of 10.5 wins. Green Bay Packers 2014 Schedule Green Bay at Seattle, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. CT (NBC) – This one is obviously a rough way to start the season and it’s hard to conjure up a Packer win here. Let’s celebrate football being back and not get too upset at starting the season 0-1. Green Bay vs. N.Y. Jets, Sept. 14, 3:25 p.m. CT (CBS) – A home game versus the Jets is just the ticket to get to 1-1. Green Bay at Detroit, Sept. 21, 12 p.m. CT (FOX) – Green Bay has won six of eight games at Ford Field under Mike McCarthy and half the Lions team could be in jail. An easy Packers win gets us to 2-1. Green Bay at Chicago, Sept. 28, 12 p.m. CT (FOX) – The Packers have been crushing the Bears at Soldier Field of late and da Bears have been a bit schizophrenic the last few seasons. Close game but Packers pull it out in the end for a 3-1 record. Green Bay vs. Minnesota, Oct. 2, 7:25 p.m. CT (CBS/NFLN) – It’s hard to see the Vikings turning...
How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven

How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven

Knowing how to cook bratwurst in the oven is a crucial tool to have in your brat cooking arsenal for those times when grilling brats is impossible. Our favorite recipe is for beer brats that are boiled and then finished off on the grill but the below recipe for cooking bratwurst in the oven is a very close second. Most bratwurst recipes for cooking bratwurst in the oven have you go the quick and simple route of cooking them in a broiler pan. That’ll produce a perfectly fine brat but we prefer the dutch oven method below as it adds more flavor and you can cook your sides at the same time. How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven – the Simple Method If you’re craving bratwurst and want a quick and easy brat, the broiler method will likely be your best bet. This recipe couldn’t be simpler. Turn you oven to the broiler setting and let it preheat. Put your uncooked brats on a broiler pan and pop them in the oven, cooking them for about five minutes at a time on each side. Keep turning them until they brown up nicely and are good to go. This should take 15-20 minutes for uncooked brats and just 5-10 minutes for precooked bratwurst. The Dutch Oven Method for Bratwurst in the Oven This baked bratwurst dish is our personal favorite and our go-to recipe when asked how to cook bratwurst in the oven. Lightly grease your dutch oven and mix up a little olive oil and stone ground mustard in a bowl. Roughly chop up two large onions. Add...
Buy Brats Online

Buy Brats Online

It’s easier than ever to buy brats online, including some of the best Wisconsin brats around from Wisconsinmade.com. As the name suggests, that’s exactly what you get: high quality brats made in Wisconsin, the center of the bratwurst universe in the U.S. Plenty of folks develop a taste for authentic brats from Wisconsin and never go back to boring brat brands typically found in grocery stores. It can be hard to find real Wisconsin brats outside the Badger state but Wisconsinmade is doing their very best, selling a wide range of brats and sausage online. Tips to Buy Brats Online If you need your brats for a weekend bash, make sure you give yourself enough time for your order to be shipped to you. Shipping costs can be high when ordering meat online, so consider stocking up and ordering a ton of brats as one big order will be cheaper in the end than multiple smaller orders. You get what you pay for when it comes to quality brats, whether buying online or locally. These brats will definitely be more expensive than what you can find at your local grocery store but authentic Wisconsin bratwurst can’t be beat as far as taste and flavor. Amazon is the go-to source for many online shoppers but their bratwurst selection is very slim — usually just Johnsonville bratwurst that you can often by cheaper at local stores. Famous bratwurst makers in the Midwest such as Kewauskum, Klement’s, Carle’s, and Usinger’s make great brats but ordering online from them can be difficult or impossible. Wisconsinmade Line of Brats Wisconsinmade offers a wide range of bratwurst including...
How Long to Boil Brats

How Long to Boil Brats

Asking how long to boil brats is a very common question for those just starting their brats cooking journey, so don’t feel shy for asking. There are several different ways to cook brats — on the grill, in the oven, and on the stove top — and bratwurst recipes often call for brats to be simmered or boiled at some point when cooking them. Brats usually aren’t just boiled — you need contact with a hot grill or pan to get that nice, crispy char that really makes a brat a brat. Simmering brats — especially in beer — is a great way to add extra flavor and to keep the meat moist and juicy as they cook, letting you then grill or pan-fry brats without fear of them drying out. Simmer, Don’t Boil We use the term “boil” here but it’s important to note the difference between boiling and simmering. A great basic bratwurst recipe such as our How to Cook Brats in Beer guide provides more details but here are the basics, as far as how long to boil brats. You’ll add your brats to a pot or large skillet and add equal parts liquid — either water and beer or just water — until the brats are covered by liquid. Bring them to a brisk boil but then immediately turn down the heat to a very low boil, more of a simmer than an active boil. Simmer your brats for about 15 to 20 minutes, then finish off on the grill or in a pan with just your brats and a little olive oil to get a nice...