Game Day Logistics 101: Kick-Off A Smashing Tailgate Season

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Southern Socials

The X’s & O’s For A Flawless Game Plan

Tackle tailgating socials with a little pre-game warm up. Put a few of my pointers into play early in the season to clench a stress-free perfect record giving you time to focus on the real fundamentals such as choosing the *best* outfit, how to pull off the ole quarterback sneak with a flask full of whiskey & parking just so for a breezy escape out of town once the game wraps. Couple that with knowing you’ve hosted a first-rate tailgating shindig & you’ll be owning your efforts for the signature win.

Tailgating at home offers a game day hostess the chance to really pull out the stops. Choose crowd pleasing dips that use similar ingredients. It’s a savvy way to maximize value & minimize your time investment in the kitchen. Anything that can be prepared ahead of time like the Championship Caviar & the Mexican Street Corn Dip always score big points, freeing you up for extra curricular activities. Fumble proof football inspired crafts the kids can make add loads of spirit to a table of tailgating munchies. Set aside a spot to make the weekly celebration ultra simple. A small table organized with a box of supplies makes way for a field of possibilities when equipped with craft paper in team colors, tags, paint markers, glue & scissors ready to spark a victory of charming party ideas. When traveling comes into play, easy to follow tips on How To Pack a Cooler will have you feeling chill & arm you with the proper zone coverage needed to keep food temperatures safe. Get ready to suit up & put on your game face. Winner takes all when you follow my play calls for a season of sideline fun.

Game Day Entertaining Football Party Tailgating Recipe Ideas Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick @016 Football Season Championship Caviar Dip Texas Caviar Corn Dip Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Football Tailgate Party Ideas

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makes 8 servings

Run The Option

Toss a diced peach into the huddle just before serving for a southern twist on this crowd pleaser. Mango or pineapple would make for excellent additions, too.

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 tsp kosher salt
2 {15.25-oz} cans black-eyed peas, rinsed & drained
1 {15-oz} can black beans, rinsed & drained
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp minced jalapeno
Garnishes: Roasted pepitas & queso fresco
Tortilla or corn chips

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Fold in the black-eyed peas & the next 5 ingredients. Cover & chill 1 to 24 hours. Stir the dip well & adjust the seasonings. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish, if desired. Serve with chips.

The Extra Point

The kick is good! File this fan-favorite dip under special teams. Spoon over baked sweet potatoes, layer with cheese for quick quesadillas or top mixed greens to clench the win for fast weeknight meal solutions.

Game Day Entertaining Football Party Tailgating Recipe Ideas Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick @016 Football Season Championship Caviar Dip Texas Caviar Corn Dip Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Football Tailgate Party Ideas

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickMexican Street Corn Dip
makes 8 servings

 Trick Play

Using a blend of fresh & frozen corn kernels delivers intense flavor while shaving prep time off the clock. Expect the dip to be full of saucy flavor. Give it a good stir every now & then during the party for an instant pep rally.

2 ears fresh corn on the cob, shucked
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
1/2 cup sour cream
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp minced jalapeno
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 {15-oz} bag frozen corn, thawed
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Garnishes: Freshly ground pepper, chili powder & queso fresco
Tortilla or corn chips

Grill the corn over direct Medium-High heat {350 to 400 degrees} 10 minutes, turning often, until charred. Cool 30 minutes. Cut the kernels from the cobs. Stir together the queso fresco & the next 6 ingredients in a bowl. Fold in the corn, the onion & the cilantro. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish, if desired. Serve with chips.

The Extra Point

Sprinkle the dip over a chicken, cheese & salsa topped flour tortilla for a lunchtime roll up.

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Braggin’ rights are the name of the game.
So when the stakes are high, place your chips on a sure bet.
Make your tailgating party the talk of the tents.

Package chips in sacks & decorate with tags that resemble football fields.
Keep the design simple.

Draw a line down the center with a ruler & a white paint marker.
Old school glue secures mini wooden craft numbers to tags.
Attach the tags using a hole punch & twine for an easy win.

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How To Pack A Cooler

In the South, it’s scorching hot until Thanksgiving. Cooler management is key. Make properly chilled foods at the correct temperature a No. 1 priority to keep your guests safe.

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Start with the basics.
Pack items that are already cold.
Straight out of the fridge will keep cool longer.

Next, let’s take a look at the stats.
What the heck are you opening the lid for frequently?
Beverages are tailgating MVP’s.
Make sure they’re close to the top of the heap.

Place snacky dips & pinwheel sandwich bites in the middle.
Raw foods should be organized on the bottom.
Double bag to contain liquids for unexpected boo-boos.
Consider freezing kabobs for end of day grilling for added measure.

Place a solid layer of frozen gel packs between each type of food.
Line the sides with heftier blocks of ice.
You can make your own by freezing water bottles.
Just take a smidgen out to account for expansion.
These will melt more slowly & keep food cold longer.

Leave about 2 inches of space at the top of the cooler once full.
Cover with bagged, crushed ice to finish strong.

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The Quick Reference Food Safety Guide
USDA Minimum Food Temperatures For Safe Consumption

Refrigerated Items

Raw Meats For Grilling
Potato Salad * Pimiento Cheese * Deviled Eggs * Dips * Mayonnaise
40 degrees

Cooked Items

Chicken & Turkey
Ground * Whole Birds * Breasts * Legs * Thighs * Wings
165 degrees

Beef & Pork
Steaks * Chops * Tenderloin
145 degrees

Ground Beef
160 degrees

165 degrees

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