What started out with a few sandwiches and a couple of beers before
the game...has evolved into a great American sports tradition, among families, friends, and especially with the college
football crowd and at top
group of friends can drive to any outdoor setting, park their
cars and pull down the tailgates - get out the grill and prepare
Hey, those stadium seats can be cold in winter, so what's a better way to warm up before the game? Before you decide to take your next party on the road, here are some tips for making your next tailgate party easy, fun, and affordable:
If grilling's your specialty, remember -- safety first -- and when it comes to storing chicken, hamburger meat, hot dogs, and steaks be sure to keep everything in the cooler until it's time to fire up the barbecue. Also think about side dishes like quacamole, potato salad and cole slaw and keep those properly wrapped and stored until chow time.
And what's a tailgaiting party without the keg? Also be sure to have a couple of hot drinks ready in the thermos like hot chocolate for the kids, or hot mulled cider for the adults. Once you've donned the war paint in your favorite team colors, and decorated the car likewise with team banners -- you and the crew are ready to party!
Whether you're a tailgating newbie -- or even if you're already an experienced
stadium parking lot chef -- these sites have advice, recipes and tips
than can make your next tailgate party the best one ever...
More about tailgate food & party ideas around the Web:
- Get in the huddle with tailgating news, feature articles, trivia
and a car trunk full of recipes including barbecue, half-time
treats, and hot cider concoctions for those cold winter weekends.
Parties and Recipes - A motherlode of recipes from grilled steaks and
burgers, to dessert squares, to enough mayonnaise and ketchup-laden salads to
choke a quarterback.
recipes - Score big with tasty-sounding recipes for Kickin'
Chicken Sandwiches, Touchdown Brownies, Tailgate Salad and lots
Ideas - Tailgate Parties - Another good list of necessary
ingredients for a well-planned get-together, and check out the
related links for party platter ideas.