In the Fall, when the air turns crisp, it’s time to toss the pigskin and throw down tailgate fare in hopes of a game day celebration. This is one of my husband’s favorite times of the year; the entire season is practically a state holiday. I always draw a little inspiration from the die-hard fans that I call friends and they support various teams with wild abandonment. I love those rowdy, face-painted folks that somehow dream-up delicious concoctions, most of which resemble their favorite team colors. I thought you might enjoy a little inspiration, too (even if your favorite team sports Orange, Blue, Navy or even burnt orange… wow that last one was a little tough.)
This yummy cake was created by Gypsy Cakes. It tasted even better than it looked. I still marvel that she made those lines so absolutely perfect.
You might notice that we infused a crimson and cream color theme throughout the buffet. I love the red and white popcorn and helmet serving bowl. Even the delectable strawberries on the bed of cream carry the theme. I love the crimson and cream daises, too.
Beef Tortilla Soup (made extra thick by adding an additional 1lb. of ground beef)
Grilled Hot Dogs and Brats
Vegetable and Fruit Tray
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Colored- Candied Popcorn
and of course, cake….
This was an early game so Blood Mary’s and Mimosa’s were on the menu.