it’s october, gang, which means one thing: football season is in full swing. if you live in the south as we do, then you know SEC football is all that, and more. and that’s saying something from this nebraska girl who grew up during the cornhusker hey-day of bob devaney and tom osborne. there was one national championship after another, and we could always count on squaring off against the oklahoma sooners thanksgiving weekend when you were guaranteed to freeze your fanny if you went to the game! but if we decided to forego the cold and watch the game on television, there were always snacks to munch on to get you through those nail-biting moments when you weren’t sure if your team was going to pull another rabbit out of the hat. oh my, but emotions do run high at football games.
today, i’m sharing a few breakfast tailgating recipes that you can whip up to serve at home or take to a tailgating party. but first, i have to give a shoutout to this adorable georgia bulldogs tee shirt from gameday couture. this company was started in 2010 with the style-conscious sports enthusiast in mind. ‘cuz when you root for your team you need to show your school pride, right?! gameday couture quickly gained a following, and in 2014 they appeared on shark tank where they formed a partnership with mark cuban. impressive! gameday couture has products from casual to dressy and can best be described as classic traditional with a contemporary twist. the tee i’m wearing is called squad goals, but there are so many options to choose from. shop by team or everyday fashion. either way, their gameday gear is adorable!
oscar isn’t certain he wants to be a bulldog fan. he still remembers when i dressed him in a georgia bulldog tee shirt.
this is an easy recipe that’s delish – pancake sausage muffins that you dip into syrup when you’re ready to eat.
- 1 pound Ground breakfast sausage
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 tablespoon Butter (melted)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cook sausage. Crumbling with a spatula until fully cooked. Drain fat and set aside.
- Shift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. In a separate bowl beat egg then add milk and melted butter. Now mix together wet and dry ingredients.
- Pour pancake mix into mini muffin pan then add a spoon full of cooked sausage. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
- Optional: Serve with maple syrup.
you can make these egg mcmuffins ahead of time and heat when you’re ready to serve your guests. i substituted sausage patties with meatless patties from trader joe’s
- English Muffin sliced
- 1 sausage patty
- 1 large egg
- 1 slice American cheese
- Egg ring
- Lightly toast the English muffin till the interior is browning and then butter the inside of each slice.
- While the English Muffin is toasting spray your egg ring with cooking spray and place it in a lightly buttered skillet on medium heat.
- Add egg to the egg ring and pop the yolk with a pointed utensil, sprinkle egg lightly with salt.
- Once the bottom of the egg is cooked and the top is starting to firm up flip the egg and remove the ring. Slide a knife around the edges of the ring to separate it from the egg if it is sticking. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
- Add slice of sausage to the skillet and cook until it is heated through, flipping once.
- Add American cheese to the bottom slice of the English muffin.
- Top cheese with egg patty.
- Add sausage and cover with the top slice of the English muffin.
if you haven’t had a poptail yet, let me introduce you to this frozen cocktail on a stick. it’s the latest craze that’s easy to make and delicious to eat and great to serve at parties. we whipped up mimosas for our tailgating party. the poptail manual and the mod pops mould are from crate and barrel. you can buy them as a set or individually.
- 13.5 fl oz smooth orange juice
- 7 fl oz Champagne
- light agave syrup (optional)
- 1 orange thinly sliced
- In a jug, mix the orange juice and Champagne together. Taste and add some agave syrup if desired. Divide the mixture between the moulds, place the lid on the tray and freeze for 30 minutes. Then slide the slices of orange down the sides of the moulds before inserting the sticks, and freeze for 12-14 hours.
for brunch, we set up a bloody mary bar and let guests make their own.
yogurt, granola, fruit cups are added to the menu.
all right, gang, it’s time to cheer our georgia bulldogs on to victory. the 5-0 dawgs face off against vanderbilt this week.
it’s friday! which means it’s time for oscar and i to wish each of you a lovely weekend.