SUPPLIES

While this subject is not the FUN part of tailgating, it IS vital to a successful day. I created a rubbermaid bin that was my lifeblood each week. I affixed a list to the inside lid of everything that we could ever need/want, and I was religious about restocking the...

EARLY GAMES MEAN “BRUNCH!”

Even though sometimes it’s hard to get to the stadium for those noon, 12:30 or 1:00 games, it’s worth it when you arrive and have some fabulous food to enjoy with friends.  Here’s a classic menu that we served “pregame.”                 ...

THE HEAT IS ON!

What to serve at a tailgate at the beginning of the season in the DEEP SOUTH!? Got to keep it cool! Some days are just not conducive to grilling, and hearing meat sizzling is just unappetizing when it’s over 90 degrees and humid out. These are the times my...

ANOTHER FOOTBALL SEASON, ANOTHER PLANNING SESSION

Because I get bored easily with food (rarely eat leftovers and tire of the same thing week after week), I like to be in charge of the tailgating, and so far, I haven’t had anyone raise a hand to object! ; ) Seriously, it helps if one person is organized (and...

A SEASON OF MENUS

When my son played college football at UK, as best I could, I tried to organize the entire football season in advance, so that A)there would be no repeat menus during the season, and B) I could be organized and prepared and not haggard come game day.  Here was a...