Thursday, September 18, 2014

Food for Thought : Football Tailgating

Tailgating ia an American pastime from different walks of life to come together for one common cause : to cheer on their favoriate team . Each team and many families have traditions related to tailgating and most of these traditions involves some type of food or beverage . Here are a few tips to help you safely tailgate this season :

1 . If you can't keep hot food hot during your drive to your tailgate , plan ahead and chill the food before packing it in a cooler . Reheat to 165 degrees before serving . If you are bringing hot take-out food , make sure to eat it within two hours of purchase or within one hour if the temperatureis above 90 degrees .

2 . Make sure you pack several sets of utensils . You should have at least one set for placing food on the grill and at least one set for serving food . Pack extras in case you drop one .

3 . Never serve marinades that have come in contact with raw meats .

4 . Pack clean , wet , disposable cloths or paper towels for cleaning hands and eating surfaces .

Happy tailgating .
Words of Wisdom :

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."

"Use your heart. Understand. Learn to see things in the now, not as they were or will be, or as they might or should be, but as they are, right now, in this moment. The heart sees the now; the mind only sees the next. If you can't learn to see the now, you'll never see what's truly there, and then where will you be?"

"I have come to a deeper, more soulful beauty and clarity like an oasis in the desert. From that place of clarity, a vision of what I could have, what I could do, who I could be has emerged ... if I allow my heart to become a place of compassion, acceptance and forgiveness."

"If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve."

"Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere."

"Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take."
A proud grandpoppa                 G.


  1. Dad ,
    You did a neat job , now when are you going tailgating ??
    The cubs love it when you do a food post , they get to eat your food when you finish playing with it Hahahaha!!!
    Love your fairy , cute .
    Your only daughter

    1. My dear daughter ,
      We will go as soon as you can get the money from your man (laughing my butt off) . I help them eat it .
      I think the fairy was a nice touch .
      Love you my daughter Dad

  2. Poppa , we like your post , we like the food better . Poppa we want you to make a post about food every week , mama say we can eat your food when you finish playing with it . We gave daddy and uncle Chris some and 7 was left for us .
    We love you poppa and we love when you cook .
    Wrote by Jenny

    1. My precious grands ,
      I can always depend on you to help me eat the food . I told you we made exactly enough , 10 was all we needed . Your mama is so bossy , but we love her anyway .
      Love you all and thanks for your help in eating the food .

  3. G.
    You rascal , I looked all over for my pineapple , when you go to the store Friday you better bring me another pineapple .
    Your post was very good as usual with a lot of good hints .
    Love your quotes , nicely done .

    1. Joanna , my dear sweet lady ,
      I needed a fresh pineapple and that one was on the counter top , so I assume it was for me (laughing my butt off).
      Thank you my dear lady , coming from you that means a lot , I am learning a great deal from you . I like reading your Around Town and I enjoy writing about what is going on in the casinos . When we get back from Reno , I will ask Nee if she want me to write one for her entertainment site .
      Here's looking at you .

  4. Dad
    Great post , it would be nice if people would take your words to heart .
    Your humble son

    1. My son ,
      If I reach 2 or 3 people , I think I did a great job . Thank you kind 'Sir.'
      Your Dad


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