Football season has begun and with it comes the art of tailgating. You know, eating food in the parking lot outside the football stadium. It could be at your local high school, college alma mater or the NFL.
Here are just three reasons we love to get our tailgate on!
Support the team – I love to put on my PSU gear (so does my dog, Apollo) and get ready to cheer on my favorite college football team. Many of us take our football very seriously (just ask any Eagles fan) and we enjoy an opportunity to embellish our team and talk smack about the competition!
The food – who doesn’t love some great tailgate grub? Tailgates run the gamut from subs, chips & beer to grilled burgers & brats, salads, homemade desserts and signature cocktails. Just walk around Beaver stadium on any given home Penn State game and you will see hundreds of different tailgates. For some it is about the presentation and others just the beverages. Here are three of my favorite recipes for tailgating:
- Kickin’ Pickle Dip Recipe – http://www.kitchenkettle.com/recipe/kickin-pickle-dip.asp
- Pulled Pork – http://www.kitchenkettle.com/recipe/pulled-pork.asp
- Peach Pineapple Cooler – http://www.kitchenkettle.com/recipe/peach-pineapple-cooler.asp
Camaraderie – We enjoy getting together with family and friends. A tailgate is just a party in a parking lot before the game. Who can pass up the opportunity to hang out with old friends and new in anticipation of a great game. Of course, the food and beverages also makes it fun.
This Friday & Saturday, 9/16-9/17, Kitchen Kettle Village is hosting a Tailgating Festival. It is two awesome days filled with sports fun, food and entertainment. Sorry – there is not football game, but we will have a parade with a marching band and cheerleaders. There is also a Corn Cob Derby for all the racing fans and a Tailgate Games Area featuring face painting, inflatables, pumpkin bowling Kan Jam & Corn Hole. You are invited to join the fun…and we encourage you to wear your favorite team’s colors – we will all be sporting ours too. Happy Fall!