Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tailgate in East Lansing

Friday, we hosted a tailgate at the Michigan State - Boise State football game in East Lansing. We had a wonderful time before the game, visiting with friends and family and eating a lot of delicious food.

My daughter Melissa visited before her performance with the MSU pom team. It was so great to see her and I am always proud when she is wearing her Spartan uniform.

We had two tables of food set up under our MSU tent. Our menu included mini ham sandwiches, mini barbecue chicken sandwiches, sausage and cheese bites, coleslaw, fruit salad, a giant chocolate chip cookie, and many dips, along with a layered mexican dip.

This dip is one of our tailgate traditions and everyone calls it the best tailgate dip ever. The recipe is included below.

Best Tailgate Dip Recipe

Layer the following in a round, shallow dish.

2 cans bean dip

2 cups sour cream, mixed well with 1 package taco seasoning

1 cup chopped green onion

2 cups chopped tomatoes

1 can black olives, sliced

1 8 ounce package shredded cheese

Serve with tortilla chips.

On the way to the stadium we went to watch the pom team perform at the campus bookstore. We then headed to the game where we cheered on the Spartans to their first victory :-)

I hope you had a great weekend too and tomorrow I will share more Labor Day weekend fun, including details on our trip to a cabin in northern Michigan.


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  1. Oh what a fun time! I love that dip and make it too! Can't wait to see more Labor Day fun!Hope you enjoy this day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

  2. Dip sounds delicious. I love the thought of mixing the sour cream with taco seasoning! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

  3. That dip looks great. Melissa is a beautiful woman. It looks like you had fun!

  4. Your tailgate menu sounds heavenly and the dip looks great!

    Awww, your daughter is lovely.

  5. What a great dip for a tailgate! My family would just eat it up. How exciting to watch your daughter perform. I know you are so proud of her!

    Have a great week!

  6. That dip looks divine! Stopping by from DIY dreamer blog hop and saw your link...we'd love for you to stop by our blog link up: Photo Friday- you're welcome to add any photos from your blog! Hope to see you there.

  7. I want that DIP!!!! Looks like you had a blast!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  8. Wow what a yummy dip! Thanks for linking up to Show & Share Wednesday!

  9. Now that is a lot of Sunshine sweets! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! How awesome she is on the pom pom team is that like cheerleading? I have never heard of it but then again I live in WV ha! Your daughter looks a lot like you! All that food makes me wanna tailgate lol! Thanks for sharing the bean dip recipe that looks amazing! I love this post! Thanks for linking up!

  10. This looks so good. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  11. Oh that looks like so much fun and yummy food too! Thank you for sharing on the Thursday hop my friend xo

  12. Hi Vicki,
    Your daughter is a real cutie. Looks alot like you. What a great time for her. It's always so fun to watch your kids perform. Love that dip too. Great for a tailgate party. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Your daughter is precious! Thank you for sharing your recipe at Potpourri Friday!

  14. Go State! They're my team :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party! Hope to see you back on Thursday Have a great day :)

  15. I love football and your dip is the perfect thing for my little family football party that we have on Sundays. Thanks for sharing it with us at the All Star Block Party last week. I'm featuring it at the start of this week's party.

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  16. Looks delicious! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  17. Love the party dip- looks like it was a fun day.

    Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you'd like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com. Hope to see you there!

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2


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