Impromptu Tailgate

When I got home from Lofton’s wedding on Friday night, Mom surprised me with some last-minute Clemson vs. Georgia Tech tickets she scored from a friend.  It’s about 2 hours from home, and I found out we were going at about 11pm the night before…holy last minute, Batman!  I planned a small tailgate for us – curry chicken salad from the latest Food Network Magazine…

curry chicken salad

(made with Greek yogurt and chock-full of veggies, it’s healthier than the chicken salad you’d find in your grocer’s deli section).  We also brought a veggie tray


…and some less-healthy treats, too.

brownie bites

(two-bite brownies with Halloween icing – AMAZING)

Harvest Moon Beer

(Blue Moon’s seasonal offering – frosty cold and best enjoyed while walking around campus!)  I brought my big lens for some “pretend to know what you’re doing” shots:

 Clemson Clemson


Clemson Tigers crowdsurfing  Memorial Stadium

PS – I lived in that dorm below for 2 years in undergrad – home sweet Holmes, where all the nerds honors students live!

 Holmes Hall overlooking the stadium

If you tailgate, do you make a big production out of it?  Bring a grill/smoker?  Or do you bring easy finger foods?  When I was in school, we had BIG tailgates…I was the Martha Stewart of tailgating back in my day (geez I sound old).