Tailgate Season has begun!

By September 4, 2011 December 16th, 2014 Clive, CoMo, MU, Tailgate

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Saturday morning marked the beginning of football season and let’s be honest, the only part Neil and I really have any interest in, tailgating. We love tailgating. Food, cooked over a fire, and most likely eaten with your hands. What’s not to love?

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Now that we live a mile from the stadium, we can walk instead of battling traffic. To shuttle Clive and carry all the supplies presented a challenge, but our neighbor offered up an awesome idea.

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Say hello to the “rickshaw.” It’s really one of those things you tote your kids in with a bike, but for us, it’s now the mode of transport to and from tailgating. And yes, Clive rides inside. We’ve now become that couple.

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We made it! Hello Aurora!

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Yummy French toast. There really is no better way to make it than with thick Texas toast.

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Clive of course was begging for whatever shred of food he could guilt someone into giving him. It’s the eyes, they are piercing.

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Stewie!

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You know you are friends when you can smell each other’s parts without loss of dignity or mutual respect.

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Anja and I eating doughnuts. Because the game was at 11, we had a brunch-style tailgate. I tried my hand at baked doughnuts for the first time (using this recipe for Pumpkin Doughnuts). They turned out great, but didn’t really do the whole self-level thing, so they weren’t exceptionally round and doughnut-like. Still, they were a complete hit!

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Neil’s latest obsession, NorCal Margaritas. No sugar. I’ll have to get him to share the recipe, and the reason we’re making them, because we’re totally in love.

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A successful first tailgate. We left full, somewhat drunk, and hiked nearly 2 miles back up the hill.

6 Comments

  • I’ve never tailgated but it sure seems like fun if food, friends and fresh air are involved. 🙂 Thank you for your remarkable comment on my blog…so incredibly true and insightful.

  • Blake says:

    I miss it already!!!! Brunch tailgates are fun, different at least. All I get down here is Alumni watch parties, and I’m not an alum… I have enough friends that are! BUT, They aren’t the same though. Boo.

    • Jessica says:

      You know Blake, you could become an alum through our online and distance learning programs 😉 Just kidding. Yeah, it was fun, but breakfast food is definitely more difficult and time consuming when you’re trying to do it over a grill without enough heat or cooking space. You and John were definitely missed.

  • What? No Mizzou shirt. They cast people out of Columbia for that.

  • Neil says:

    Once Mizzou starts sending me a check for the advertisement space on my chest I will be happy to wear one! 🙂