Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Longhorns are Coming to Town

Two wins in a row for our Rebs, what a great way to start the season! Next week might possibly be the largest Grove event we have seen in years. With The University of Texas making its way to Oxford, fans from the great Lone Star State will be pouring into the Grove. This is definitely the time to show off our Groving at its best! Since we need to be in tip-top Grove shape this week, I will be blogging a post everyday to get you ready!

Since the Texas game is so late in the evening (8:15pm... yikes!), you're going to need some heavier apps and treats than you would for a normal game. Here's a few suggestions to hold over your tent goers. You'll also probably want to make a larger amount of food this game since there will be so much time and so many people in the Grove! Make sure to hit the grocery store early, especially if you live in Oxford!

Ham and Swiss Sliders

These are a tailgate staple, and therefore I imagine most of you are familiar with how to make them. The Hazar Family Blog has a great recipe and directions on how to make these yummy sliders.

Bacon Cheeseburger Bites
These are packed with protein to keep fans full and pumped up to cheer on the Rebels! The recipe is from Taste of Home. If you would like a healthier option, just leave out the bacon!

Chicken Tenders
Go ahead and make one thing easy on yourself... You can order chicken tenders from Abner's or Oby's the week before the game, and pick them up on gameday. But don't just put the box out! Add some Grove flair to those tenders! I love this idea of putting little toothpick flags on the tenders. Grab some red and blue scrapbook paper and tape them onto toothpicks to make these cute little flags! Also put your sauce in some cute cups!

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is SO cute!
    Our daughter is a freshman @ Ole Miss so we had our first Grove experience for the season opener vs. Central Arkansas. We couldn't make it to Parents Weekend but she had a great time doing the Rebel Run! We're very excited for this weekend's game vs. Texas! Hotty Toddy!