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Paula Deen's Sons Love Football and Breakfasts To Go

The Deen Brothers are the dear sons of southern food queen, Paula Deen.  They've had much to do with Mrs. Deen's success as they are the "sons" part of their legendary restaurant in Savannah, The Lady & Sons.  Like their mama, Jamie and Bobby, have written a few cookbooks themselves.  Their latest, The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up: Tailgating, Picknicking and More, has some Gameday Style and would be a great gift idea for a tailgater in your life.  



The Deen family loves football  (Gameday Style's earlier post on Paula Deen's Football Party Menu)and Get Fired Up is definitely in tune with their love of football and tailgating, and their Georgia Bulldogs.  They do something that those of us that live in college towns sometimes take for granted...they pack up their car and have to travel over 200 miles to get to the game in Athens.  So the brothers came up with a solution to the hurried morning rush that gameday creates...a Game Day Breakfast To Go.  I triedThe D…

Nail your Gameday Style

Twenty years ago, you couldn't really paint your nails to match your team unless your team colors had red or pink in them.  Today, there is no reason that your toes and fingers can't match your team on gameday, whether you're sporting orange and blue or black and gold and everywhere in between.  
It is fun to get to know new people at games throughout the season.  Sasha, who has a fun blog,Sasha Says, is a new friend from this past season that I met at a friend of a friend's tailgate (all of them super friendly opposing team fans, mind you).  Sasha blogs about a lot of topics but one of her most frequent is nail polish.  Throughout the fall, Sasha has reviewed many different nail colors by OPI that she posted to her manicure blog called 
Manicure Mommas.  

One of Sasha's most recent posts is on glittery, sparkly, oh-so-holiday-ee, polishes, which happen to cover some of our favorite team colors.  


And not only does Sasha have the inside scoop on special holiday nail po…

Happy Thanksgiving!

TURKEYBALL
From Drew Dernavich of The New Yorker, November 20, 2008



Since you asked for it, Matt, a bit of history: The year 1621 brought us not only the first Thanksgiving, but the first Thanksgiving Day football game.
Naturally, it was the Pilgrims vs. the Indians. The Indians, not wanting to be politically incorrect, wore a picture of a Native American on their helmets. By helmet, I mean a decorative maple leaf, which covers the loins.
Records show that they used a thirty-five-pound turkey as a football. It is hard to throw a spiral with a thirty-five-pound turkey, and darn near impossible to kick one through the uprights, so the ground game was key. And the Indians, running silently in their moccasins so as not to be detected by the defense, racked up touchdown after touchdown, although their dancing in the end zone was seen as bad sportsmanship. The Pilgrims were encouraged by lone cheerleader Hester Prynne, who shouted from the sidelines, “Gimme an ‘A’!”
There was no halftime, lest t…

Tailgating Recipes for your Thanksgiving Leftovers

When Gameday Style went on a search for some good recipes to make on Friday for tailgating that could utilize your Thanksgiving leftovers, the work was all done in an article done by a magazine website, Eastern Iowa Life.   The article, "Tailgating with Thanksgiving Leftovers" has a great recipe for...
....a pumpkin dip...
PUMPKIN DIP

1 (5 ounces) package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 (15 ounces) can pumpkin 1 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 (16 ounces) container frozen whipped topping, thawed Graham crackers, for dipping In a large bowl, mix together instant vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin and spice. Fold in the whipped topping. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled, with graham crackers for dipping. From Bonita Lefebure, Fairfax

The Perfect Thanksgiving and Tailgating Cupcake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream just screams  Fall, Thanksgiving and Football.  
Gameday Style found this recipe at a new spot, The Perfect Bite KC, a blog about the food scene in Kansas City.  Blogger Missy Roe shares her culinary experiences in Kansas City from a perspective of someone who has fine-tuned her tastes from her meat and potatoes rural America background, to one that is well-traveled and well-flavored.  
You'll find restaurant and food shop reviews and she shares recipes from KC eateries, like 3 Women and an Oven, a boutique bakery.   Now, the recipe you've been waiting for...
 (although I highly recommend saving yourself the effort and picking up the real deal if you're in the Kansas City area):



Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream