Tailgates are so much fun! Like I was telling the crowd at work it’s probably good there weren’t smartphones to capture every misbehavior back when I was in school. My tailgating exploits are better as faded memories than digital images. Aside from the obvious imbibing that happens at tailgates my favorite part is the food. Here are some of my favorite tailgate eats broken out into digestible categories.
I just love a good dip. From French onion to plain ol’ ranch most everything tastes even better slathered in a great dip.
16 oz. of your favorite canned or fresh salsa
16 oz. sour cream
1 package your favorite taco seasoning
1 larger can chopped green chilis
1 cup (or more) grated cheddar or jack cheese
Mix all ingredients together and shovel into your face with corn chips. As a variation I like to add sliced black olives too.
Hot dogs are easy enough to just toss on the grill, but if you really want to impress your friends try this Bacon Wrapped Mexican Hot Dog recipe.
Also with burgers, anyone can make a great burger, but surprise your friends with these awesome Stuffed Burgers.
It’s not a tailgate party without at least three types of chips and corn chips with salsa.
Pinwheels: I started to look up a recipe, but these couldn’t be easier. Lay out some tortillas, spread cream cheese on them and layer on top your favorite meats, cheeses and veggies. Roll up and slice into desired thickness for the wheels. I’ve got my kids hooked on pepperoni and cream cheese pinwheels.
Veggies with Ranch Dip of course
Rice crispy treats with food coloring to match your favorite team.
Whatever your favorite snack this season is sure to be full of great food and memories. Go Ducks!