As football fans, today has been marked on our calendar for the last six months. Tonight, Monday Night Football is in our city – with the Jacksonville Jaguars taking on the Baltimore Ravens. (No need to remind me that my Jaguars are 1-5 this season.) We love tailgating at home games throughout the season and tonight is no exception!
Did you know that S’mores is the official dessert of tailgating? Well, tonight, thanks to the folks at S’mores we are celebrating Monday Night Football with S’mores for our tailgating dessert! I’ve had S’mores all my life – but never for tailgating, I’m excited to see how they turn out!
While I’m cheering my team to victory tonight, check out these great tailgating tips from Jesse Palmer, current ESPN College GameDay analyst –
- Grab your spot early – Leave ample time to secure your spot and arrive no later than 90 minutes before kick-off. The closer you are to game time, the more likely you will be caught in game day traffic, which will impact your tailgating plans.
- Have the right equipment – Just as players need proper pads and helmets on the field, tailgaters need proper cooking equipment! Portable grills, coolers, aluminum grilling utensils and storage for leftovers are all items to invest in for tailgate season. Make sure to use separate coolers for food and beverages to avoid any confusion.
- Don’t forget the dessert! – A great meal with friends and family ends with dessert, and tailgating is no exception! S’mores are The Official Dessert of TailgatingTM and easy to make – just ‘Build it, Wrap it, Grill it!’ Simply build your S’mores to your liking, wrap in aluminum foil and grill them for 1 to 2 minutes on each side over a medium hot grill until the milk chocolate and marshmallows are perfectly melted between two graham crackers. It’s the perfect way to sweeten your tailgate!
- Bring the entertainment –Fans often tailgate for several hours on game day, so make sure there are plenty of activities for the group. Popular games such as corn-hole “bean bag toss,” washers and ladder toss are perfect for tailgating festivities. Don’t forget a radio to get everyone excited for kick-off!
Stay tuned for a post later this week about our night of tailgating with S’mores! And while my upcoming post will include our adventures of S’mores hot off the tailgating grill…I hope it includes mention of a Jacksonville Jaguars win too!
For more tips and S’mores recipes for tailgating season, visit www.smoressmiles.com
Do you enjoy tailgating? Have any fun tailgating tips?
** I received S’mores supplies for tonight’s tailgating party. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **