Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome Football + Tailgate Menu One

I'm a little excited to welcome a new season in, and with that comes our beloved college football games. I would be lying if I didn't say my favorite part is coordinating and planning the menu each week with the rest of the family. We have some tried and true favorites but we also like to mix things up. I thought it would be fun to recap our menu from each week for all my fellow tailgaters. Let y'all know what was a hit at our tailgate so you can try it next week!

First things first though, Weeks wore his NC State bubble that my sister gave me at my baby shower back in January. So fun to finally see this sweet face in it.

Back to the food!

Menu One:
-Ranch Cheese ball
-Mini Ham Biscuits
-Saltine Crackers with Savory Seasoning
-Mexican Bean Dip
-Burgers and Brats
-Champagne Soaked Strawberries

 Our game was at 12:30 on Saturday, so we prepped a bit on Friday night. I saw a pinterest recipe I wanted to try- Champagne Soaked Strawberries. Like so many pins on pinterest, it was somewhat misleading. Originally, I thought I was going to simply soak my strawberries in champagne, but the recipe was actually champagne soaked & chocolate dipped strawberries. Well I attempted to dip a few in the white chocolate and it just was not turning out pretty. After soaking the strawberries in champagne they became soft and that didn't mix well with the melted chocolate. I opted to keep it simple and just bring the strawberries in champagne- yum!! The adult version of vodka soaked fruit I guess?!

My other contribution was ham biscuits. They were SO good but I did not take any pictures of our food and I am so sorry, especially since I am doing an entire post on food. The thought came after the tailgate! However, if you like ham biscuits, this is a simple recipe that is really good. 

-1 Package Sister Schubert Yeast Rolls
-1/4 pound shaved ham (I think ours was oven baked, we couldn't find country ham shaved)
-1/2 stick butter
-3 tablespoons brown sugar

Bake rolls according to package directions.
Melt butter and mix with brown sugar.
Stuff each roll with ham and return to tin pan.
Baste top of rolls with butter and brown sugar mixture.
Bake for another 10-15 minutes until rolls begin to brown on top.

How cute is this boy at his first football game! Everyone loved those little football socks. Weeks got to stay at the tailgate with his Mimi and Pop Pop during the game because it was SO hot and we aren't going to chance a baby in the sun. I actually didn't stay in the game very long because I wanted to check on him! 

We left early and escaped to the AC and cuddled and watched the rest of the game. Perfect. 

Hope y'all had a great Labor Day Weekend!
Let me know your thoughts on the weekly tailgate menu post idea!


Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

Um..I need to come to your house for football games. When I host a football party you get beer and wings. I'm too busy watching pregame to care about much else haha

Chelsea Covington said...

Weeks is getting so big!!! :)


pam {simple details} said...

Love your cute little football fan! Great idea to share your tailgate menus!

In the Pink said...

Those socks are so cute and I love his little bubble!! The ham biscuit recipe sounds delicious!

Laura | Our Life in the Queen City said...

YAY for football season!

I LOVE babies in bubbles!

Randi said...

I love your idea of posting about tailgating recipes and menus!! I'm gonna try those biscuits this season! Weeks is too cute!! xoxo

The Reedy Review said...

I love the idea of posting all of your tailgating recipes! I'm always searching for new ideas and inspiration. I can't believe y'all even stayed in the game for as long as you did, Saturday was HOT.

Nat said...

My husband would love those ham biscuits! His NC State bubble is so cute!

agalandherdog said...

My dad did his undergrad at NC State. Love this!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I love your game day outfit .... and those SOCKS - they are adorable!

lauren @ la petite fashionista said...

he is the CUTEST little gameday baby ever :) also, i need to make those ham sandwiches next saturday! :)