October 13, 2016

Levi's NFL Fall Collection

Levi's has partnered with the NFL to bring you a stylish line of  game day apparel. I really love the look of the Plaid Western Shirts. I'm obsessed with everything buffalo plaid for fall and winter. Also, they look super warm and comfy for chilly night games. 

Teams include: the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New York Giants and New York Jets.

October 7, 2016

Red River Rivalry 2016

It's that time again! I can't believe the big OU Texas weekend is here already. Why does the season always seem to fly by? We will be tailgating in our top secret parking/tailgate location that was shared with us by our good friends. It's the perfect location to enjoy some breakfast taquitos and spiked pumpkin spice lattes before the game. 

In years past, I like to try and give y'all some of my tips if you will be attending the game.  
  1. Check the weather before leaving your house. The weather changes here quickly in the fall. (Speaking of weather, sending lots of love and prayers to my friends and family in Florida.)
  2. The stadium is enforcing the maximum 10x10 purse size. Here is more about what you can and can't bring in with you.
  3. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes. (I say that every year but it's crucial.) Here is a map of the State Fair exhibits.
  4. Here is a list of all of the new fried concoctions. Edible cola and the fried pot pie are on my radar!

If you don't have tickets to the game, there are plenty of great watch parties around town. Most bars and restaurants in Uptown will be holding their own Red River parties. 

October 6, 2016

Meze Dip

The new Meze Dips from Chobani are an easy way to add some low calorie alternatives to your tailgate menus. Check out their newest offerings here. The flavors include; Roasted Red Pepper, Chili Lime, Three Pepper Salsa, and Smoked Onion Parmesan. I've tried the Smoked Onion Parmesan, and it was very good!

October 5, 2016

The Backpack is Back

The return of the "book bag" has arrived. Backpacks are now trending again. And from what I've seen, the hippest and chicest girls are carrying them to class and on gamedays. They are a genius alternative to the cross-body bag that everyone uses for tailgating these days. The backpack bag can also hold more too. I know some stadiums have a bag size policy, so you could always use your backpack for tailgating and then your smaller clutch for the game. Here are a few choices I think would work well on gameday.

1. H&M // 2. Tory Burch  // 3. Tommy Hilfiger

4. Longchamp // 5. Kate Spade // 6. Sole Society

I also like this one from Zara too because its convertible.

September 29, 2016

Bacon Jam

There are a lot of great recipes that involve bacon jam. I wanted to find an easy one that I could serve at our tailgate. Which lead me down a Pinterest rabbit hole, where I thought maybe I should make my own bacon jam from scratch. It doesn't look hard actually, especially in the slow cooker. Here is a good recipe if you want to try with me.

I ended up settling on a variation of this recipe for our tailgate using mini bagels, cream cheese and avocado. I believe the genius behind bacon jam is that its a perfect substitute for actual bacon which you may not have the time or resources for on gameday.

Here are some additional recipes you may want to try!

Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese
Poached Egg with Bacon Jam
Burger with Bacon Jam
Cranberry Bacon Jam Crostini