College football season is in full swing and we're loving it! With two days to go until the next football Saturday, let's talk about another easy and fun tailgate idea - brunch! Here in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines are scheduled for another noon kickoff which makes Saturday morning the perfect time for a brunch tailgate. The drink: Classic brunch beverages - bloody marys and mimosas are some of our favorites. Coffee is a must have too - especially for chilly fall mornings. The food: Brunch makes a great tailgate theme because lots of food can be prepped well ahead of time, making the morning run smoother. Bagels, muffins, and donuts are always a hit. May we suggest that these store bought items look (and taste!?) much better when served on a beautiful Juliska or fun Coton Colors platter? We also like to serve up some protein to sustain everyone through the game with one of our favorite tailgate egg dishes. Check out this easy crowd-pleasing recipe! 12 large eggs 2 cups milk 1 lb breakfast sausage 1 16oz jar roasted red peppers, diced 1 6oz container crumbled feta cheese 1 tsp sea salt 1tsp ground black pepper Cook breakfast sausage, drain, and crumble. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in diced red peppers and feta cheese. Spread an even layer of the breakfast sausage across the bottom of a baking dish. Pour egg mixture over the sausage. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. We hope you have a wonderful football Saturday and that your team has a big win!
Football season is definitely one of our favorite things. It's not just the game itself - although we are huge football fans - it's the tradition and the celebrations that surround football that make us so excited. As we kickoff football season 2016 we thought it would be fun to put together ideas for all different sorts of tailgates. Our #1 tip to throwing any celebration is to choose a theme and tailgates are no exception. We hope you'll follow along over the next few weeks as we share some tailgate ideas, and hey, keep checking back because we might have some photos of real life RPS tailgates too! End of Summer Celebration Tailgate This is the tailgate everyone will want to attend during Labor Day weekend as we all try and hold onto the last bits of warmth and sunshine. The drink: Mix up a big batch of Pineapple Punch. Combine 3 parts ginger ale, 3 parts pineapple juice, 1 part rum, and 1 part White Whale Day Dreamer Cocktail mix. Add some chunks of fresh pineapple and you've got a refreshing tailgate punch! Want to make this even more appealing to a Michigan-loving football crowd? Add some frozen blueberries to show your love for the maize & blue.
The Food: Here we think it's good to stick to traditional grilling fare. Fire up your grill and make your favorite hotdogs, brats, and hamburgers. We're also big fans of grilled corn on the cob since it's so summery and easy to get at the farmers market. If you want to provide your tailgate guests with something sweet to follow all that grilled meat, consider the Coconut Mango from Bonnie's Jams paired with a creamy cheese and some bread or crackers. Easy, sweet, and summery!