UGA vs. Vanderbilt: Tailgating Recipes

We had our third home game of the season Saturday as we played host to the Vanderbilt Commodores.
I'm also linking up with Kelly's Korner this week on Show Us Your Life: Tailgate Food! Recipes are at the bottom of the post.
We brought out the Bulldawg china and decor!
We also set up a tv and satellite dish to keep a check on the other big games of the day.
And of course, we have corn hole, too.
Some of our food!
My father-in-law makes awesome wings, so we had that this week.
For our main dish, our meat dish, we usually have barbecue & Brunswick stew, wings, fried chicken, burgers, shrimp or chicken salad.
If our game has a noon kickoff, then we do breakfast foods at the tailgate, which might include any of the following: breakfast casserole, grits, biscuits, bacon & sausage, fruit, cinnamon rolls & doughnuts, yogurt parfaits, etc.
We usually have our staples: veggies and hummus, chips and salsa, brie and crackers or bread, fresh fruit, boiled peanuts, and other dips.
This week we also had homemade spinach and artichoke dip, homemade pimiento cheese sandwiches, homemade individual pound cakes and homemade southern banana pudding.
We also set out some pumpkins since Saturday was the first official day of Fall.
The most important ingredients to our tailgates are friends and family!
Sanford comes, too! He makes his way around the tailgates in hopes of getting some handouts.
This was right before Sarah's chair broke and she flipped over backwards and her precious cowboy boots went up in the air.
Me and my baby. Sanford has to pay homage to his namesake: Sanford Stadium!
My beautiful cousins: Anna (a freshman at UGA) and Sarah (a sophomore at Georgia College and State University).
Mu Uncle Greg and 2 of his 3 kids: Logan and Sarah.
Me and my love!
We had a 7:45 kickoff, which made for a beautiful sunset over the stadium.
Hail to Georgia Down in Dixie!!!
Glory, Glory to Old Georgia!

The Dawgs defeated the Commodores 48-3!

Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Preheat oven to 350F.
1 16oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
1 can Rotel with chiles, drained
1/2 cup  fat free ricotta cheese
1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
1 cup 0% Fage Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup Italian 5 cheese blend, shredded (I use Sargento)
Mix all ingredients until well blended.
Pour into a loaf pan or small casserole dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
Top with more shredded cheese and bake for 25-30 min. until bubbly.
Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Pimiento Cheese
 16 oz. block of cheddar cheese, grated
(2) 4oz. jars of diced pimientos, drained
**Southern version** 1/2 cup Blue Plate mayonnaise & 1/2 cup softened cream cheese & 1/4 cup sour cream
**Healthier Version** 3/4 cup 0% Fage Greek Yogurt & 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese & 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
**Or make any combination of the above mix as you wish :)**
2 or 3 TBS of Tabasco sauce
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
mix all ingredients together and refrigerate
serve on sandwiches cold or make grilled pimiento cheese sandwiches
you can put the mixture in a small sprayed casserole dish and bake at 350F for 20-25 min. until melted and bubbly to serve with tortilla chips, toast points, crackers, etc.
You can't go wrong-this is a huge hit at our house when we host get-togethers!

Southern Banana Pudding
*I doubled the recipe for our tailgate

For more posts on tailgating you can click the following years:
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

What are some of your favorite recipes and/or gameday traditions?! I'd love to hear!


  1. I love your tailgate set-up! That bulldawg china is oh so cute!

  2. Found you from Kelly's SUYL...My family enjoyed a FULL day of tailgating at that UGA game as well. Looks like tons of fun! Go DAWGS!!!!

  3. Okay...so I just commmented about your tailgate but have been hopping around your blog. You are from DAISY???? I live in Hagan/Claxton... how random is that!

  4. Thanks for sharing all the yummy recipes :)

  5. Go Dawgs!! Big game this weekend :)

  6. I think I'm going to just have to try all of our recipes, my mouth is seriously watering right now...and Go Dawgs! Even though I'm not quite sure what happened to our awesome team this weekend..hoping they will pull it together quick, especially before they go play in the swamp...SMH :/


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