This photo has nothing to do with College game day or tailgating…but isn’t Madi so precious?
Okay people, did you know that Saturday, September 2nd is National Tailgating Day?
Yes. Yes it really is. And it is also National College Colors Day. But really, the only thing any of us can think about, at least those of us who LOVE college football, is that it is back and we are so ready to eat our way through the game day season!!!!
Personally, my family watches more college football than NFL. But I think this post will apply to any sport, because today we are talking about Game Day food!
My favorite subject.
I am rounding out several of my favorite recipes from my favorite food bloggers so you can head to the grocery story today and make some goodies for your families.
Before I go on, if you need a College Football Game schedule because (for some crazy reason!) you don’t already have it printed out, Here you go. Some games kicked off Thursday.
Can you tell I am excited!!!!
Okay, now for the food. These are my favorite items to have on hand. I basically like to follow a couple of rules:
*Have some protein
*Plenty of beverages
*Chips (A variety. My hubby will not touch gluten free chips. He wants Lay’s. I tried)
*Easy to whip appetizers that are pop in your mouth friendly and require not a whole lot of effort.
For those of you who will be tailgating, you probably have your own rules that you like to add because you will normally be somewhere for several hours.
Here are some ideas for you to check out:
* Guacamole (No recipe needed although this one is great from Balanced Bites)
* Slow Cooker Babacoa by Fed and Fit ( I made the Barbacoa this past week and it was a huge success!! Instead of making Jicama tacos though, I chose to use Almond Flour Tortillas from Siete Foods . Still incredibly delicious!!!)
I also have plenty of water and other drinks on hand for the family because we don’t just root for our team, we watch all the dang games that day. We LOVE College Football!
There you have it. It is a small list, but if you are having a gathering at home for your family or even a few people, this should be good. If you don’t want to cook it all, and who does, have your friend bring some over! Share the load.
I want to see your game day photos!
Who are you all rooting for? Our house is a house divided. USC vs UCLA over here in the Harper household!!! Let’s go Trojans! Fight on!
Be a Size You,