Monday, October 27, 2014

Penn State White Out

We spent a great fall weekend in State College for the big Penn State/Ohio State game.  The weather was fantastic, the game atmosphere was exciting and loud, the home atmosphere was relaxing as usual and a great time was had by all as usual.  We had a great group as we always do up there - Mom, Steve, Davey, Uncle Blake, Aunt Alicia, Derek and I.  The entire house managed to stay up until at least 2:30am BOTH nights

Up first: lover of dips, we tried out a new recipe this weekend...

Tailgate Dip

  • 8oz cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 (1oz) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (3oz) bag bacon bits
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 16oz sour cream

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a bowl combine all ingredients, mis well
  • Transfer to baking dish, cover
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly

We were also suppose to have football brownies but I didn't have time to get to Michael's on Friday for the cutter so we just had decorative Penn State blue and white brownies.. 

The Tailgate
Nash didn't make the trip this weekend so we didn't have to worry about leaving him at home too long and with the gorgeous weather, we headed down early for a nice long tailgate outside - it was quite windy but still a beautiful day and a great time.

Loading up the cars and getting ready to head down is always exciting - especially with a big night game ahead

What would we do without Wegman's?! Prepared with most of our tailgate favorites - mexican layer dip, salsa, guacamole, cheese salami pepperoni and crackers, hummus variations and fixings, shrimp cocktail, my hot dip, chips chips chips, pulled pork sliders, hoagies (which we forgot and happily enjoyed at 1am at home), cole slaw, pasta salad, cookie cake, brownies and of course some candy corn
 We had to get a little festive with the candy corn and some pumpkins for Halloween

In case the team needed an extra man
 The paisley wine bag was suppose to "stay hidden" behind all the blue and white
We had a little post birthday celebration since it was Blake's birthday week
 Blake and Alicia brought some light up Pumpkin lights to add to the Halloween festive efforts 
 A tailgate is no good without corn hole 
 While the boys played, the girls drank wine of course, out of one of our newest tailgate items.. tumbler wine glasses
Closing out the tailgate and ready to head into the game
The Game
By halftime things were not looking good but the excitement picked up and we found ourselves in a double overtime - similar to the game after we got engaged when we sat through four overtimes - the entire stadium was whited out, everyone with their white gear on and very enthusiastic.  We didn't get out of the stadium until after midnight and unfortunately the game ended in a tough loss but it was still a great night (with a few bad calls)
 Our great gang
Now that wedding season is over we're looking forward to the rest of football season, hopefully a lot more wins and a trip to a bowl game :)


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