It’s almost the end of August, which means two things in Ann Arbor: back to school and football season! Whether you’re strategizing on how to decorate your dorm room, planning to stock your tailgate with maize and blue, or looking for some apparel for the first game of the season, Rock Paper Scissors has got you covered! Some of our favorite items this fall include custom U of M hand-lettered magnets, custom pencils ("Hail to the Victors" and "Go Blue"), bottle openers, custom coasters, scarves, and MORE! The Ann Arbor vintage felt pennant is perfect to hang on your dorm room wall or cork board, and don't even get us started on the awesome new drinkware - there's stemless wine glasses, a travel coffee thermos, a plastic mason jar style water bottle, pint glasses, and more, each sporting the trusty maize and blue and/or the University of Michigan block M. Items pictured: travel coffee thermos, water jug, football stationery set, monogram coaster set, magnets, bottle opener, hail to the victors pencil (blue), go blue pencil (maize), yellow and blue state of Michigan pint glasses, polka dot scarf, stripey straws, vintage style felt navy Ann Arbor pennant, yellow and white strip Scout bag. Stop on in to Rock Paper Scissors in downtown Ann Arbor (or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org) for all your maize and blue needs! Looking for more Ann Arbor and University of Michigan inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Board, "Ann Arbor / Go Blue!" To the incoming class of University of Michigan students: welcome! To the returning U of M students and fans: welcome back! And to each and every one of you: GO BLUE! Countdown to the weekend begins in 3…2…1...
If there is anything that I have learned since my move to Ann Arbor, it’s that you can’t say “Football Saturday” without “Tailgate.” More importantly, you can’t say tailgate without delicious snacks on snacks. But before you run out to the corner store for some chips and salsa, consider trying your hand in the kitchen. This is your chance to shine, my friends, and keep that golf course tailgate invite coming year after year. Now the question I’m sure you’re all dying to ask is, “Well what should I make?” You want something that will satisfy the grandma, the slightly-inebriated-but-trying-to-keep-it-together-in-front-of-adults college kid, the boyfriend’s cousin’s neighbor’s friend from out of town that keeps referring to the colors as “blue and yellow.” You want the bowl to be scraped clean, the moms to be asking for your recipe, and most importantly, to give people a reason to ditch the store-bought for the homemade. So without further adieu, here are some tailgate-ready recipes that will make people celebrate, no matter what the score. Mulled Hard Pear Cider I know I know, hard cider is one of the greatest things known to all those 21 and over. But let me just say, there is something to be said for mixing it up every once in a while, and I will bet you all of the dollars that this will be a real winner. Girdiron Punch This is a brand new take on the beer-punch bowl drink. Because come on, who doesn’t love a mid-tailgate tropical getaway? Cobb Salad Dip Here at Rock Paper Scissors, there is a bit of an obsession with the Cobb Salad from Jolly Pumpkin. Enter, Cobb Salad Dip (you’re welcome Lisa and Tori). Grilled Maple-Mustard Chicken Wings Holy mother of chicken wings. These bad boys are sure to give Mr. Wings (of Buffalo Wild Wings, of course) a run for his money. Feel free to download and print these recipes and make sure you let us know what your favorite tailgate recipe is in the comments!