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How great is this fall weather? Well, I guess that depends on where you’re at. Here on Chincoteague, VA the weather is amazing. It’s not hot by any means and it’s still not truly cold. We’re enjoying brisk evenings on the back deck next to a roaring fire pit or grill. I love it! Something else that comes with fall is football season and you know what that means – tailgating!
I’m a total football junkie and now that the season is in full gear it means lots of tailgating foods. Whether you’re at the stadium or in your backyard tailgating is the perfect way to gear up for the big game. Today I want to tell you how to throw a tailgating party at home – complete with delicious foods and decor ideas. Let’s jump in.
The best food for a tailgating party is food that can be eaten without utensils. Kabobs, nachos, wings – these are all great ideas for tailgating foods. Tyson has lots of quick chicken options for your next tailgating party. They’re so easy to jazz up and create new dishes with. Here is the Buffalo Chicken Kabobs recipe I made for our most recent tailgating at home party.
Buffalo Chicken Kabobs
- 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (I used redskin potatoes)
- 10 Tyson Buffalo Chicken Strips, cut into pieces and thawed
- 1 packet Ranch Seasoning
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Put the potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with the EVOO.
- Toss the potatoes with the seasoning packet and mix to evenly distribute the seasoning. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to use.
- Alternate adding chicken and potatoes to skewers and grill for 30 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Grilling time will vary according to how you like your taters – we like ‘em burnt and crispy!
Beer is the general drink of choice for those tailgaters in the 21+ crowd. However, having other options is a good idea for those who don’t drink and those who bring the kiddos along. Bottle water, Iced Tea and pop are some good drinks to offer. Make sure to have plenty of ice and a deep cooler to keep the drinks cold. If you have a bar (or want to make an ABC Store run) you can offer up mixed drinks – we had Alabama Slammers – Roll Tide!
While you’re not throwing a birthday party, having some football themed decor is a good way to boost morale and get everyone in the football spirit. Team pennants are a cheap and easy way to show your team spirit and antagonize those rooting for the other team. If you’re feeling hospitable you can of course offer up both team pennants. Plates, cups and napkins with team colors are another way to add some flair (can you guess which team I’m with?!)
One thing to keep in mind is seating. You need it. Lots of it. Comfy chairs are a must for any tailgating party – regardless of where you are. If you don’t have the most comfortable chairs consider seat cushions to add some padding.
So what ideas do you have for tailgating at home?
To get yourself in the mood for tailgating be sure to check out the Tyson demo at Sam’s Clubs nationwide October 5th. There will be finger football with referees! There’s also going to be Tyson samples – how could you not go?! If you’re one of the first 200 at the demo you get a free Finger Football take home kit!
There’s also a super cool app coming soon that will enhance your demo experience so be sure to check back here over the next few days to get that. While you’re waiting on the app go ahead and connect with Sam’s and Tyson. It’s the best way to stay up to date on the latest and greatest from both.