Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We are Big Ten Champions!

Hi All,

Wanted to post a big Congrats to Penn State and their Big Ten Championship! We have several fellow tailgaters heading to the Rose Bowl to cheer on our Nittany Lions. Bring us back some great pics we can post to the blog!

Thanks to all for a great year of tailgating! Our group is growing each year as is the fun.
We'll be in our usual spot for the Blue and White game scheduled for Saturday April 25th, 2009.
Look forward to seeing you all September 5th for the 2009 Home Opener against Akron.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Big Ten Championship!

It all comes down to Saturday, 3:30 kickoff. For what some have rumored to be JoePa's last game at Beaver Stadium? We'll see.

But we are ending the season in style. With a Surf & Turf affair. Everyone is to bring their own cut of meat, weather it be steak, burgers, fish, chicken. We'll have the grill for you to prepare your cut on. Bring a side dish if you want to share. Bri and I are bringing a Baked Potato Bar.

Forecast now says Partly Cloudy, high of 34-brrr!

Monday, November 10, 2008

PSU vs Indiana

OK- we are all bummed about last Saturday, but we have to try to get back on the horse and cheer on the team we love to get them to the Rose Bowl!

Saturday is a noon kick off and the theme is Mexican Fiesta. Again no pressure to adhere to the theme, just a fun thing we do.

The forecast for Saturday is chance of rain and high of 51-not too bad for mid-November!

Also I will be collecting canned and dried goods during this tailgate as the Venture Club (the chariatable organization that Kimie, Laura & I are part of) will be putting together Thanksgiving baskets at our Nov 19th meeting for families in the area. Please look through your cupboards and see if you have anything you can bring-treats for those who do!! :)

Only two more games :(...let's live it up! See you at Lot 24!

PS. Michigan State is a 3:30 kickoff (just saw it posted on PSU athletic site).

Friday, October 10, 2008

Michigan Game

Happy Valley will be rockin' for Homecoming. The Lions are 6-0, we have a later afternoon start, it's Homecoming and let's not forget the 3rd Annual Soup Cookoff at Penn State TailGreat!

Everyone bring your best soup recipe and let the competition begin. Everyone gets a vote even if you do not bring a soup, but please be fair and try to taste test them all :)

This year's categories:
  • Best Presentation

  • Most Unique Recipe

  • Best Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd

With 4:30 kickoff, voting will have to end by 3:00 and winners will be announced at 3:15! Prizes will be awarded :).

See you in Lot 24!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Penn State vs. Illinois

The Big 10 opener and a FULL day of tailgating! :)

The theme is City Tour. Bring your favorite city recipe- examples Cincinatti Chili, Chicago Pizza, Buffalo Wings, Boston Beans, etc. Get as creative as you want and bring us your favorite recipes from your favorite places!

Kids we are also having a Jungle of Birthday Party for Tylar who is turning 8. Let us know if you have any little ones coming as Tom (aka Pappy) has a fun Pumpkin Patch and homemade ice cream event planned. We want to be sure we have enough pumpkins for all!

Oh, I have also heard from a few people that you are having trouble leaving comments on the blog, just click on the link at the bottom of any post that says __ comments and choose to leave a comment as Anonymous. That way you do not need to log in with a user name or password :)

See y'all there!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Penn State vs. Temple

Hi all,
Next Saturday's noon kickoff makes it a perfect setting for a little Breakfast Barista. We'll have a yummy breakfast/brunch with a fancy coffee bar.

Here are some pics from the tailgates so far. Enjoy :) Send pics if ya got 'em

PS-The Soup Cook off is coming (Oct 18th-Michigan) so get ready :)!

See you all on Lot 24!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Penn State vs. Oregon State

This week we will be hosting a Carnival Theme at the tailgate. You know all those yummy, no good for your diet type foods! There will be some fun things for the kiddies (young & old). As always anything goes please don't feel tied to the theme its just for fun :)!
So far I know Donna is bringing sausage & peppers and soft pretzels (with cheese of course). I heard rumblings of cheese steaks. See you all there! 3:30 games rock!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Home Opener vs. Coastal Carolina

Our tailgates seem to get better and better every year! So share the blog with your friends and family and have them join in on the fun!

For the first tailgate the theme is "Tasty Tidbits" (thanks for the idea Pam)

Tasty Tidbits is a selection of your best appetizer recipes. That way you can eat a varierty of tasty treats. We've got some great cooks in our group. Add some simple burgers and dogs and you've got the first 2008 tailGREAT.

If you are new to our tailgate, we post this blog so folks know what will be served and what you can bring. Do not feel obligated to adhere to the theme, it is just something we do for fun :)!

Usually everyone brings there own drinks although there is never a short supply of tasty beverages :)! We always have a grill or two on hand for your use.

For those interested here are the upcoming themes :

Sept 6th (Oregon- 3:30pm) Carnival theme (yummy carnival foods complete with fun & games for the kiddies)

Sept 20th (Temple -noon) Breakfast Barista (fancy coffee bar and breakfast foods)

Sept 27th (Illinois- 8:00pm) City Tour (Bring your favorite city recipes. Think Chicago Style Pizza, Buffalo Wings, Cincinatti Chili, etc. -get creative and have fun).

October 18th (Michigan-4:30pm) Annual Soup Cook Off (the competition continues!)

November 15th (Indiana-TBA) Mexican Fiesta (back by popular demand)

November 22nd (Michigan State-TBA) Surf & Turf (getting a little elegant on this one :)...everyone bring your own steak or whatever cut of meat floats your boat and we'll add some fun seafood sides and eat like kings for our last game of the year and perhaps JoePa's last game at Happy Valley???)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Blue & White Game

Are you ready for some Spring Football?!!

The PennState TailGREAT will be in full swing for Blue & White weekend. We will be in our usual spot (directions to the right if ya need them). We are making it simple for this tailgate and just doing burgers & dogs. So please bring your favorite cookout dish.

Also, I am seeking any pictures or video you have of previous PSU tailgates/games/parties, etc. So either email them to me or bring me a copy to the Blue & White game for a little project I am working on.

The game is at 2pm and it is a free event. Can't wait to catch up with you all.