Tailgate Tuesday

In the spirit of the upcoming football season, I am linking up with Erin for Tailgate Tuesday!! If football isn’t your thing, I linked up with Show Us Your Books earlier today and you can find all my reviews here!

Who I Root For:

Here in Alabama, you have to pick a side. You are either for Alabama or Auburn. Even if you don’t care about football, YOU MUST PICK A SIDE. When I moved over here from Atlanta, I didn’t try to fight it. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. I  already liked Alabama anyways, and since that is who Chris and his family pulled for…the decision was easy. Plus I never did like that hideous orange color of Auburn anyways. (Sorry Laura, love you mean it.)

I also pull for Georgia. It is going to be weird this year when Alabama plays Georgia, as the outcome for me is happy either way. Though, I will be pulling for Alabama just a little more I guess.

And let’s be honest…


I don’t get in to the NFL as much as I do college football, but being born in Pittsburgh I obviously am a Steelers fan!! I also like the Packers and the Falcons.

What Game Day Looks Like:

Chris likes to watch most of the games with his dad, so more often than not you can find us at his parents house. When we aren’t there, we are kicking it down at World of Beer. They have so many TVs!!! Now and then we do stay at home and watch it. I mean, we have a pretty sweet set up at home and it is a shame it doesn’t get used more!

What to Wear:

All of the houndstooth and elephants!!!

Love this White & Crimson Houndstooth Open Cape by JustJamie on #zulily! #zulilyfinds

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What We Eat:

I love game day food! LOVE! All the dips, and appetizers and chilies and beer! You can check out my game day board on Pinterest here for any of the below recipes!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies for football season! Just like the classic, but chocolate!

Jam Hands: Crab Rangoon Cups

Buffalo Meatballs

The smoky bacon flavor pairs perfectly with the spicy heat from the jalapeños and the coolness of the cream cheese. Only took us 20 minutes to make. Repin! #stepable #recipes #appetizers

5 layer greek dip with: humus, olives, red bell pepper, fresh dill, cucumber, and feta!

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

To be honest, I am prepping myself for a rebuilding season with Bama. I mean, we don’t even really have a quarterback right now. So I have a feeling there is going to be a lot of stress drinking and swearing during games this year.

That awkward moment when someone doesnt understand that 'Roll Tide' really is an acceptable response.

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  • Reply Jess August 11, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This is absolutely hilarious! Even though I’m a diehard Notre Dame fan, I can appreciate this. With your Roll Tide meme, I’d say ours would be: that awkward moment when someone doesn’t understand it’s acceptable to wear St. Patrick’s Day clothes year round. Go Irish!!!

    Stopping by from Erin’s! You should link up with us for Tuesday Talk this week (and every week!) – several hosts are doing the football theme with Erin. We’d love to have you! -Jess, Sweet Little Ones

    P.S. I think I’m going to have to make and pin every single one of those recipes!!!! Yum!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine August 11, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Well, this just made me day because football, primarily high school and college is our thang!!! And so is the food! Big time!!! In fact, my Friday favorites list this week is a football edition!! We are “let’s go Irish” through and through. Our basement is entirely ND football! You gave me some recipes to add to the ole’ tailgate list!!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo August 11, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Yay! So excited for football season! I still am in disbelief it’s here already!

  • Reply kristen August 11, 2015 at 11:38 am

    this is such a fun post! i really wish i was more into football, but i think maybe because i didn’t grow up with it, the whole thing is a bit foreign to me. what does SEC mean?

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I’m not a huge football fan but i’m married to one and always love the festivities and not to mention food that go along with it even though I may not pay attention so much to the game. Cute outfits are also fun to wear!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter August 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Football has never been my thing but I vowed to watch this year. Also, YES to all the food. That alone is some good incentive to watch!

  • Reply Vanessa August 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    That food looks amazing! I will have to try out those oatmeal cream pie footballs for sure!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders August 11, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Ugh, rebuilding years are the worst! We had a quite a few years of them when I was at school at A&M and it was the worst! My senior year we only won 2 home games. But I guess the tough years help you truly appreciate the good years!

  • Reply Erin LFF August 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Love it!! Except that tiny part about you loving the Steelers. I’ll pretend I didn’t read that 😉 Jared and I watched the ESPN documentary about the Auburn/Alabama rivalry and it’s CRAZY!!!! Definitely off to stalk your Pinterest board because all that food looks SO GOOD. Thanks for linking up!!!

  • Reply Mattie August 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Michael is a Packers fan. We live in Seattle so we’re surround by die hard Seahawks fans. Once they started getting good everyone and their mother that wasn’t a fan decided to become one. And they all like to talk shit.

    I reeeeally want to make those chocolate oatmeal cream pies! And chips and dip (and really just finger food/appetizer food) is like my favorite, so game day food is the best.

  • Reply Michael August 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Love it!! Personally, I don’t get into college football but I kind of wish I could, it’s definitely exciting! It’s all about Big Blue in my house…. Except my boyfriend, his dad, and his sister are all cowboys fans. I tell him all the time, if I had known we wouldn’t be together!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    If it’s not th SEC, it’s not football (even though Kentucky always comes in last…). I’m a Bama fan, too, and so excited for football to start! I’m announcing a college pick ’em on Monday- you’ll have to join!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New August 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    UGH the dreaded “rebuilding” season. We’ve been in rebuilding for like 5 years, lol! YES to all the food and cute clothes! SEC! SEC! SEC! 🙂 Even though we are of course Gator fans, we like Bama too as long as their not playing us, so you’re ok in my book. 😉

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista August 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    LOL at Roll Tide being an acceptable response! I felt the same way when I moved to FL that I had to pick a college team. Up north college football isn’t that big of a thing (college basketball, MLB, and NFL are instead), so I never really had a team. That has all changed now, and I love this time of year!

  • Reply Sarah August 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    OMG! That elephant tank?? And those snacks. [heart eyes emoji] Sheesh. I think I could be persuaded to like football after all. 😉

  • Reply Holly @ While I'm Waiting August 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I’m an Aggie fan but I have to admit, when I hear Roll Tide it makes me smile. There was a commercial recently on ESPN where people said Roll Tide in a variety of situations – it was genius! This time of year is the best! Just a few more weeks of waiting!!!

  • Reply Andrea August 11, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    The oatmeal cookie footballs are adorable! So creative! Hooray for football season’s return!!

  • Reply B @ The Sequin Notebook August 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Ok, this post came at the perfect time for me because T went to Alabama and is a MAJOR fan! We started dating at the end of last season so this will really be my first time going through all of the football craziness with him, so I’ll be looking to you to guide me along, haha (but at least I already know that Auburn is the worst and that you can pretty much say “Roll Tide” as a response to anything!). Do you have any recommendations on where I can buy some cute Alabama gear?

  • Reply Tracie August 11, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I am not super into football, but LOVE to tailgate so I usually go to at least 3 home games for the Chiefs… I don’t get into college sports AT ALL… Which is funny since I live in the middle of KU, K-State, and MU territory.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston August 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    There is nothing better than college football season 🙂 I love all your foods for tailgate – I want it all now!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Alyssa @ Alyssa with an A August 11, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Cannot WAIT til football season! My college team (Penn State) kicks off their season Labor Day weekend 😀 Also, gooooo Stillers! Definitely saving that bacon and jalapeno wheels recipe for football weekends!

  • Reply Ashley August 11, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I am pumped for football season! GO Dawgs!! 🙂

  • Reply August 12, 2015 at 5:48 am

    you cannot pull for auburn–it’s against the law! i’m a UGA fan, but have am not opposed to AL. it’s fun on those rare years when we get to play y’all.

  • Reply Katie @Running With Wine August 12, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Oh no….I did not realize you were an Alabama fan! I guess we can still be friends, even though I’m die hard Auburn. Those chocolate oatmeal cream pies looked so cute and yummy! My sister goes to Auburn so I’m hoping to go to a lot of games with her this fall!

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA August 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Cuuute outfits! I wish Victoria’s Secret sold my college stuff online because I would order all of it but it’s only in stores and anytime I’m in the area they’ve only had ONE thing I wanted. Yum, look at all those tasty recipes. Is this a link up she’s doing every Tuesday during football season?

  • Reply Lindsay T. August 12, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I just got SO EXCITED! Eeeee football season!!! I can’t stand when ACC people try to talk sh*t about SEC football. Please. Puhhhleeeasseee

  • Reply Duckie August 13, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I don’t follow college games much but the food and snacks that come with game day parties are enough to get me to come! Lol.

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