Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Saturday's Tailgate (9-7-13: Georgia vs. South Carolina)

Beginning early last week, Emily and I began making plans to tailgate Saturday. We had so much fun deciding what we were going to cook, who was bringing what and of course, what we were going to wear. I'm assuming that most of the folks who read this blog are from the South and if so, can appreciate the seriousness of a Saturday Down South SEC Style. I haven't been to many other school's tailgates (well, when I was in college but to be honest with you, I didn't really care about anything other than what I was going to wear and who (i.e. boys) was going to be there) but Bulldawg fans can flat do a Saturday tailgate. I just love to see what everyone else does and what they bring. I wish I had taken a photo of the folks across the way from us who had pulled a small trailer fully decorated with every UGA magnet imaginable, complete with a red and black check floor. You did catch that this was just the trailer that was storing all of their tailgating supplies, right? They had 2 fully stocked tents; flags; a blow-up bulldawg; a flat-screen tv and a sign that said "HootnannyHere." Am I missing something? What does that even mean? If it means that they were having a BIG OLE Good Time, well, Hootnanny to ya!

Okay, so back to our tailgate. The game was at 4:30 mind you. Do you know what time we left the house? 7:00 in.the.morning. Because everyone knows if you want a good spot, you have to get there early. And I will agree that this strategy totally works. We got a great spot.

Here's a little peak of our set up. Now granted, we didn't have blow-up dawgs or hootnanny signs but we had a great time!

Check out that fancy grill we got going there! If Darrell could have gotten the Big Green Egg there, he would have. 

Okay, so here's the food spread. Let it be noted that not pictured but equally important was the Breakfast Casserole that Emily fixed for us that morning. It was delicious. I even had some more for supper that night. She also made Huddle Up Dip (in the slow cooker) which is fall football staple at our house. No football-watching happens without it. In addition, we had Taco Salad, chicken fingers, coleslaw (from J&J, of course!), watermelon and grapes, hummus and carrots, and ....

Fresh homemade guacamole. To be honest, it doesn't photograph very well. But trust me, it was delicious. Side note about this guacamole recipe, it doesn't include my secret ingredient. But I will share my secret with you. Add about a tablespoon of mayonnaise. It makes the guacamole smooth, creamy and oh so wonderful. So now you know. 

I'm a firm believer that if you can't laugh at yourself, then you should lighten up. So for everyone's daily chuckle, here are the two exciting tailgaters. Is this not a hoot? Darrell and I are sound asleep. And of course, our darling daughter had to document this fact for all posterity. He might or might not have been snoring and I might or might not have been drooling. Oh, y'all.   In our defense, we had gotten up at 5:30 that morning and we were t-i-r-e-d. A little cat nap and we were good to go! We had a team to cheer on!

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