Thank you to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s post and helping me get ready for tailgating this Football Season.
I grew up in Pittsburgh. Steelers fans take their tailgating very seriously.
You go downtown and tailgate, even if you don’t actually have tickets to the game. You go for the celebration of it and to show off your black and gold pride.
Now that I live in eastern NC, nowhere near a football stadium, we do most of our “tailgating” at home. Sometimes we prefer it that way because we can see the field better on our tv screen than we could if we were at the game(or so we tell ourselves).
But we can still have all the fun of a tailgating party in the comfort of our own home. Though whether our tailgating party is at home or near the stadium, we still need the same basic tailgating essentials.
I head to Sam’s Club to do my shopping for our tailgating parties because we tend to make a lot of food for a bunch of people, so we get the best value there.
When tailgating, I think easy-to-serve and eat: finger foods, what you don’t need silverware to eat or even plates to serve it on. We need a portable grill to grill burgers and hot dogs.
Soda is a must. Pass me the Coke Zero please! And maybe with a splash of a little something-something.
Round it out with chips and an easy dessert like cookies and we’re set to watch the game, though it’s even better if we can watch on one of the best tvs.
Don’t forget to add some fan gear to your tailgating party. We’re Steelers fans when it comes to the NFL and Tarheels fans if we’re talking college.