Every tailgater has their own routine for how things are done. Food, beer, music, decorations, etc. Here are a few things that I think are absolute MUST-HAVES for football season.
I swear I have been waiting all day to write this blog post. Ever since I received my Food Network email this morning that contained this little gem...
The Triple Crock Pot
Just look at it for a minute. It is a piece of pure genius. Three little wells that hold different dips. I am envisioning, meatballs, spinach dip and cheese dip in mine. And then EXTRA little pods that hold chips, toothpicks, sliced veggies, napkins, etc. This baby was made for the tailgate! I mean seriously, how perfect is this for tailgating. Can't decide which new Pinterest dish to create? Well make three!
You can even change the temperature on each little pod (I realize pod is not the technical term, but hey, I like it). It also comes with a lid so that you can take this bad boy anywhere. It can be purchased on FoodNetwork.com for $69.95. A pretty good deal for such a cool tool!
Another crucial tailgating tool? The Koozie. I have a small Koozie obsession. Ever since my friend Colleen introduced me to the idea of constantly keeping one in my purse I have never looked back. Just think about it. It keeps your beer/soft drink cold, while keeping your hand warm. Which is great, but mainly it puts a pretty little "mine" tag on your drink. Who can claim that a purple monogrammed koozie is theirs when it has your initials all over it? Remember my birthday koozies? They are PERFECT for this ort of thing!
And now for a special recipe...this is what I would put in the triple crock pot. My favorite meatballs are made with Raspberry Salsa from Robert Rothschild's farm. It is gourmet salsa that is really similar to a BBQ sauce. Buy a bag of frozen meatballs at the grocery store (any kind is fine) and brown them up in a big skillet. Next toss them in the crock pot with a few jars of this stuff and you are good to go. Make sure to serve with toothpicks. You can get this salsa at specialty food stores---Catering to You has them in LR. It is around $9 a pop. You can find it HERE on The Farm Basket. This is soooo good and perfect for a tailgate! For other great food ideas you can follow My Pinterest Board :)
Stay tuned for more items that are must haves for football events and tailgates!