Friday, April 27, 2007

Tentative Tailgating Themes

Strictly ignoring the news out of Centre County... LA LA LA LA LA LA LA - I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

Let's talk tailgating.

Very enthused by the awesomeness of the Blue White Tailgate - we did some brainstorming on the trip home regarding the fall festivities.

There are 8 tailgates this year (DON'T FORGET TEMPLE). Seven home and one away.

September 1st - Florida International - We're thinking - Seafood. Last time we tried this there was a freakin' hurricane - so there's no telling what mother nature will throw at us this year.

September 8th - notre dame - still under consideraton

September 15th - Buffalo - leaning toward a retro theme. Martinis for everyone.

October 6th - Iowa - Oktoberfest, of course. The last weekend of the festival - we'll do it up right with brats, sauerkraut und beer.

October 13th - Wisconsin - Homecoming - the preliminary choice is Fiesta - with the legendary nacho bar.

October 27th - Ohio State - Still thinking

November 3rd - Purdue - French - you read that right - FRENCH! oooh la la. With onion soup, beef burgundy, and other yummalicious items.

November 10th - Temple - at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA - What else? Italian, prego.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

More Blue White Tailgate Pictures

I took a lot of pictures at the game, understandably (megalomaniac), most of them were of the cake. We had a whole bunch of other great food! There were the standby burgers, brisket, chili and deep fried goodies (from cheese wontons to whole turkey) - along with a great variety of snacks and desserts. Some favorites of the day were: marinated cheese (2 kinds!); homemade biscotti ("they're like cookies...but harder"); tarts (lemon, blackberry and me!); grilled

marinated vegetables; insalata caprese bites; shrimps on the barbie; navy blue jello shots. Bestest "keeper" original recipe of the event? Chocolate covered pretzel tart (chocolate & nutella pie with pretzel crust and topped with pirouline cookies - yes, it was that good). The big surprise of the day?? Duck's beercan chickens - you kidder you! Favorite quote of the day? "I thought artichokes were vegetables." Items lost to the abyss of

the MaxCooler? Pizza Steak bread; pepperoni pinwheels (treason!); chicken bites; kielbasa (say it ain't so!!!!!). More Blue White pix and commentary at FOOTBALL.

Monday, April 23, 2007

mmm, cake

I had already planned to make the stadium cake for the Blue White game - but after the events of April 16th, I altered my design plan, a bit. I had read in the Daily Collegian that some kids were organizing a color block "VT" in support of Virginia Tech, and that they needed 800 volunteers - apparently the PSU administration also heard about the effort, because they (PSU) donated the 800 t-shirts on a "first come" basis. The outpouring of

support and solidarity was amazing and reassuring. So, I wanted to make sure that "our" stadium was as spirited as the real one... a few pictures...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Blue White 2007

Getting ready for the Blue White game - things are crazy with the team right now - but we're soldiering on with our preparations.

The game is Saturday, April 21st, at 2pm. Parking lots open at 8am - and we'll be there when they do. We'll be parking in the lots outside the West stands.

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The "theme" is, as always "Practice" - but we're adding an Italian flair this year (in honor of coach Paterno).

Currently, the forecast has no rain...

Hope to see you there!