Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tailgate Season Has Arrived




College Football starts this weekend and it is like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one. It really is my favorite time of the year. We have Michigan State University season tickets and we tailgate before the games, with a big group of people. We have our spot picked out and will be working on some great menus that will range from breakfast to grilling burgers. There are four home games in a row, to start the season, so we will be taking advantage of the wonderful weather in September and early October and enjoying some perfect fall days on MSU's beautiful campus.

I am excited to try some new recipes this year, as well as some of my old standbys. To come up with some new ideas, I turned to Pinterest and found some great ideas. I think I am also going to invest in a chafing dish this year to have the ability to keep things warm. Following are some recipes from my Pinterest Tailgate! board that I would like to try.


Meatball Sliders


Easy Baked French Toast Casserole


Fruit and Doughnut Kabobs


Cuban Sliders


Doritos Taco Salad


I think we have a delicious season of tailgating ahead and I can hardly wait. Not a healthy dish in the bunch, but that's not what football Saturdays are about :-)

Go Green and Happy Wednesday!


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  1. Yes!! I am SO ready for football season!! Can't wait!! Loved seeing all your recipes! I've tried the meatball sliders and they're really good! I have a Mexican Salad recipe that uses Fritos instead of Doritos and it's really good, too. I need to come tailgate with y'all! Unfortunately, we don't have season tickets to Alabama, but Lord knows we got enough big screen and projector TVs in our house, so it's all the same to us! Have a great week, Vicki!

  2. I made the Chicken Orzo Soup you recommended last week and it was fabulous! My college didn't have football, so I've never really gotten back to watching it. I always think it's a lot of fun if you have a fav team playing, but since I have no favorites, I don't watch. Happy Wednesday!

  3. We don't tailgate but I think that we will start after seeing those yummy pics!

  4. Go Northwestern! The Wildcats open against Stanford this weekend,
    And when I am not watching college football--there is our other empty nester project. Everyone is invited to share our story and add your comments too!

  5. Every one of those looks DELICIOUS! Have fun!

  6. Such a great time of year -- and I'm officially a Spartan mom!! #gogreen

  7. This all sounds so fun for you...definitely something to look forward to. I like the recipes, I want to try the Baked French Toast---great for a breakfast or brunch that we have pretty often here or at the homes of my kids. The Donut Kabobs sound great, too. Thanks and have a great football season. Love the picture of you and your hubby!

    Jane x

  8. Where exactly will your Tailgate Party be so we can all stop by for YUM!
    Enjoy those first four Home Games!

  9. Sounds like an awesome month of football, friends and great food!

  10. Sounds like an awesome month of football, friends and great food!

  11. Oh Vickie...I've made that French toast and it is good! I must send u the French toast recipe using Krispy Kreme doughnuts 😜 YUM!!
    I'm waiting for LSU to start sat night ball is da bomb!!

  12. Okay, now I'm seriously starving! Yummy and pinning
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  13. Great fall foods.....just perfect for tailgating....I have made the fruit/donut kabobs and drizzled white chocolate over them...because we all need to use a little more sugar,right?


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