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Kick Off Week & Tailgate Food

Football is back THIS WEEK! It's finally here & I'm like a little kid on Christmas Eve. I'm linking up today with Caitlyn to share one of the best things about college football.

I'm disappointed that I have to wait until September 6 to see my Tigers play in Death Valley but I'm happy that I'll be able to go to a tailgate this week and a game. Don't worry, y'all, my blood is still orange even if I am going to a USC game on Thursday. It's hard to believe that this is my sixth season of attending at least one USC football game other than the Clemson/USC game in November.

Come to think of it... by September 20th, I will have attended three USC games and only one Clemson game. There is something really wrong with that picture.

Anyway, here are a couple of throwback Tuesday pictures for you...

First Clemson game as a college student 

& one more from '06 just for fun
{hint hint, cough cough, there's another blogger in this picture!}

First USC game

It's so hard for me to pick a favorite part about college football and football season in general. I think I'm going to have to go with tailgating, and more specifically, tailgating food. Now that I've finally ventured out and started trying {& liking} new food, tailgating has gone to a whole new level of awesome.

Here are some of our weekly tailgating food staples:
Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Boiled Peanuts
Palmetto Pimento Cheese
Chick-fil-a Nuggets
Pigs in a Blanket
Chips & Salsa
Sugar Cookies {with orange & purple sprinkles, of course}

Here are some of our "once a season" staples:
Grilled Chicken/Steak & Veggie Kabobs
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp
Hamburgers & Hotdogs
Grilled Italian Chicken Fingers
Chicken Bog {for the cold game!}

Stick around this season, I might share some of the recipes from above! I'll be attending eleven college football games this season so get ready, this blog is about to have a lot of football on it! I seriously cannot wait to get back to tailgating & get back into Death Valley to see the Tigers play :)


  1. Oh I'm so jealous you get to go to so many games! Love all the throwback pictures!! We're surrounded by Clemson and USC fans here, so I can only root for Clemson since they don't play the Gators :) Those recipes all sound delicious, but now I have to try that Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp! Thanks for linking up!

  2. OMG 11 games?! I have never been to a college game! I usually stick with professional

  3. Yayyyy! So excited football season is back! I can't wait to make some yummy tailgating food! I have to wait until Sept 20th for my first home game :(

    <3, Pamela

  4. how did i know you'd have a football post?? love it! tailgating all day everday - seriously the best!!

  5. Nicely done on the games girl!! Great food too- saving these!!


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