Monday, September 23, 2013

Marvelous Monday--Weekend Tailgating!

What a weekend! The first day of Fall has officially arrived and my husband and I spent an awesome Saturday with friends doing what many Americans like to do......watching football and tailgating!!

Wiki tells us that a tailgate party originated in the US......imagine that. Consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food in parking lots at stadiums is as American as "apple pie!"

My husband and I were bowled over by the fantastic menu that our friend Brendan, prepared.
We started with his delicious lobster sliders that melted in your mouth. (those New Hampshire boys sure do know their lobster!) Moved on to freshly ground cheeseburgers, and our contribution Ina Garten's French Potato Salad, ending with Ginger's mini Brownie bites. Along the way of course the customary chips and salsa, and tasty beverages. Yummy!

Ina Garten's French Potato Salad                                                                

We were one happy group after finishing all of that deliciousness! Thank you to our friends, Ginger and Chef Brendan, and thank you to their sweet daughter "M" for attending Lehigh!

The game was a "nail biter" to quote Ginger........with Lehigh beating Princeton at the very end 29-28. What a day.......great friends, great food and a winning team!

Were any of you fortunate enough to attend a game this weekend? What team were you watching and what did you serve? It's time to get our tailgating recipes floating around.........the season is just beginning!!

Please share your favorite tailgating recipes and ideas with us!