With all the buzz about Homecoming, it is time for students to prepare for tailgating. Here are a few suggestions for fun treats to bring to a tailgate that will not disappoint.
5. Beer Dip
The name itself is suiting for tailgating, but this is a fun and easy recipe to try. All you need is two 8 oz packages of cream cheese, one 1 oz package of ranch dressing mix, two cups shredded cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup of beer. In a medium sized bowl, mix the cream cheese and ranch, then add the cheddar cheese, and lastly the beer. Once it is all thoroughly mixed, let it sit for at least three hours in the refrigerator, preferably overnight. “I like it because it’s different from other typical dips you see at parties and gatherings,” sophomore English major, Alyssa Groh, said (via allrecipes.com).
4. Bacon-Wrapped Hotdogs
Two great things tied in one, these are a simple finger foods perfect for tailgates. Ingredients include 10 hot dogs cut into thirds, 15 slices of bacon cut in half and a ½ cup of packed brown sugar. Wrap a half slice of bacon around a piece of hotdog and secure with a toothpick. Then place hotdogs into a slow cooker on low heat and sprinkle the brown sugar over the hotdogs. Let it cook for six hours and serve. The time to prepare is worth it. This recipe serves around seven, but can easily be increased (via allrecipes.com).
3. Pumpkin Dip
With fall in full swing, you can’t get enough pumpkin. For this you need a 15 oz can of pumpkin, 5 oz box of instant vanilla pudding powder, a 16 oz container of cool whip, ½ a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice and finally ½ a tablespoon of cinnamon. Mix the pumpkin, pudding, cool whip and pumpkin pie spice
by hand in a large bowl. Let the dip chill several hours and serve with apple slices, vanilla wafers or ginger snaps. If you would like to dress it up a bit,serve in a small, carved pumpkin (via allrecipes.com).
2. Hammies/Pickle-Ham Rollups
Whatever you want to call them, these are a great light snack to
pick at. You need one jar of dill pickles, one packet of cream cheese and one packet of ham. Drain and dry the pickles. Split the cream cheese so you have about the same amount for each pickle. Spread the cream cheese around the pickles and then wrap a slice of ham around each pickle. Cut into slices and serve. For a healthier choice, this can be done with cucumbers as well. “They are my aunt’s go-to appetizer and they are amazing,” junior communication major, Stacy Cesario said (via recipes.shopblog.wordpress.com).
1. Walking Taco
A popular snack for football games, walking tacos never disappoint. You need a snack size bag of Fritos, seasoned taco meat, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onions and sour cream. Ingredients can vary depending on what people prefer, and Doritos and tortilla chips are popular too. Crush the Fritos and cut the bag open length wise to make it into a sort of bowl. Add the ingredients and mix them into the bag as needed, grab a fork and enjoy (recipeideashopblog.wordpress.com).