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The Old Try

The regular season is over and it's time to start thinking about the season (aka bowl season).  Don't forget to check out past Gameday Style posts for more great gift ideas.
First up, is The Old Try.  I purchased this print a few months ago for my home that's trying hard to raise two gentlemen...

The Old Try has some Gameday Style in a subtle, fun and classy way.  Subtle, because you may not know what some of these designs are referring to, unless you're a devoted fan of one of these Southern schools. 

Take a look at

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gameday Style wishes you  a fun day of family, friends, food and football...

Save that Turkey! It's Gumbo time...

Life is so simple and delicious when you follow a formula such as this. Get your turkey going for gumbo while cleaning up after the feast on Thursday evening and you'll be all ready for Saturday and/or Sunday's tailgating or football-on-TV watching.  Garden and Gun tells us how.

from Garden and Gun magazine

Day-After GumboTurn your Thursday bird into a Friday Saturday feast If the day after Thanksgiving is your favorite food day of the year, then Justin Devillier, of La Petite Grocery in New Orleans, is your kind of chef. “Although leftovers ‘as is’ are good, turning them into another celebratory meal keeps the holiday eat fest going at my house,” he says. On Thanksgiving night, the chef covers the carved turkey carcass with water, and as the family party winds down, the roasted bones simmer away, forming a rich stock. The next morning, he adds aromatics and andouille, and stirs in a nice dark roux. “I like mine as dark as I can get it without burning it,” he says. Once assembled, …

Hot Chocolate Time

It's November and time for some hot chocolate...whether you are enjoying gameday at the stadium or at home, you may be inspired by this photo like I was.  

Dixie Delights, a fun blog to follow, made a hot chocolate bar for her back porch.  You can do this on the porch, in the den, in the kitchen or in a parking lot.  One variation for the parking lot tailgate, is to put the hot water in a carafe or thermos that you can take in the car.  Don't forget the cups and some spoons to stir in the hot chocolate mix, chocolate chips, mints and marshmallows.  And why not add a can of Reddi Whip?  
Enjoy!  And thanks to Dixie Delights for the gameday inspiration.  

Giada's Gameday

Get Giada De Laurentiis' gameday favorite recipes from her gameday special on  Giada at Home on Food Network.  

Warm Artichoke and Bacon DipRecipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis 1 teaspoon chili powder 
1 teaspoon ground cumin 
3 to 4 pita breads 
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

Butter, for greasing the baking dish 
5 strips thick-cut bacon 
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, optional 
2 shallots, chopped 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
One 8-ounce bag frozen artichokes, thawed 
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
2 cups (16 ounces) mascarpone cheese 
1/3 cup sour cream 
1/4 cup mayonnaise 
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
DirectionsFor the pita 
chips: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees 
F. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder and cumin. Drizzle the tops of the pita 
breads with the oil and sprinkle with the spice mixture and salt. Cut each pita bread 
into 8 wedges and arrange i…

Team Theme Subway Art

You've seen the team-themed subway art, now make your very own... customized for your own team.  

Husker fan, Sara, and Mom Endeavors writer tells you how right here...

Happy Gameday

Jackson, Mississippi 1973photography by William EgglestonSmithsonian American Art Collection

College Gameday to Broadcast from a Ship

Check it out...tomorrow's episode of College Gameday won't be filmed on a college campus, but from the USS San Diego, as a tribute to America's heroes.  Read ESPN's inside information on the broadcast in their media release below.
College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will originate from the flight deck of the USS SAN DIEGO (LPD 22), currently homeported at Naval Base San Diego, on Saturday, Nov. 10, as part of ESPN’s fourth annual America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans. The five-day initiative, from Wednesday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 11, will honor veterans and troops in programming across ESPN’s U.S. media platforms. College GameDay will air live at 9 a.m. ET on ESPNU and from 10 a.m.-noon on ESPN with host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee CorsoKirk HerbstreitDesmond Howard and David Pollack, and hosts/reporters Samantha Steele and Tom Rinaldi. Servicemen and women, along with their families, from the Naval Base San Diego and nearby Marine Corps Base Camp Pendl…

It's Gameday for America

Election Day 2012 is here and that's a great reason to celebrate with some gameday style.  Change up the team colored food to red, white and blue and you're all set.  Check out this post from the 4th of July for some great patriotic colored yums.

And for a little "party" fun, you can throw back a little Jolly Rancher cocktail...this recipe is for a shot, but you could always top with some club soda or Sprite to transform it into a fizzy cocktail.  You could also make some for your gameday in team colors.

DIY Tailgating Ideas

I ran across these sweet ideas for some DIY projects to tailgate with...

Click on the photos for the instructions and details  at

Cute Cookies

Darling, unique, shippable and they have team spirit too...

Use up the candy on Gameday

Do you have some leftover Halloween candy?  Try these..

Here's how to do it straight from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Bake a pan of brownies according to your recipe/box but when they’re done, remove from oven and DON’T turn the oven off.  Immediately sprinkle the surface generously with mini marshmallows (for a 9×13 pan you’ll probably need 3-4 cups)  and about a cup of assorted candy.  I used Fall colored M&Ms and Candy Corn, but you really could use anything.  For Christmas you could find some red, white and green candy that would look really cute and festive too.

Trunk or Treat Tailgate

As you think about your Halloween plans for next week, I wanted to do a re-post from last October to give you some fun ideas...

When we hear Tailgate, we think football.  But parking in a lot and having a little party can happen for any occasion.  You might be in a parking lot for another reason...a Trunk or Treat tailgate.  Trunk or Treats are such a creative way to celebrate Halloween...and it's just another reason to have a tailgate party.

Happy Gameday

Neiman Marcus never ceases to impress with their annual Christmas book's fantasy gifts.  This year they are offering a gorgeous tailgate trailer with Bulleit whiskeys.   Here are the details straight from the catalog...

A Beautiful Tailgate

More cocktail upgrades....

Yesterday, we wrote about Bearings, a Southern lifestyle guide for men. Well, Bearings has a sister!

Manner and Lane is a Southern lifestyle guide for women and just like their big brother, Bearings, has offered us up some more creative tailgate cocktails.

Athens, Georgia: The Branded Butcher
White Julep

2.5 oz American Spirit White Whiskey
2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
1 Large Sprig of Mint
Splash of Water

Place whiskey, mint and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Lightly muddle the ingredients together until well blended. Add a splash of water and ice. Shake briskly and serve in a julep tin garnished with a mint sprig.

Austin, Texas: The Tigress
Brown Sugar Snow

1 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Averna Amaro
½ oz Brown Sugar Syrup or Muddled Brown Sugar Cube
½ oz Lemon Juice

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a coupe.

Enjoy Manner and Lane with your spirits!

Upgrade the Gameday Cocktail

If you have not yet discovered Bearings, you should! Bearings is an online "Southern Lifestyle Guide for Men". With lots of information on menswear, culture, the outdoors, sports, cuisine, music and more, Bearings arrives in your email customized to your location.

One issue last month shared with us some creative tailgate cocktails....

Athens, Georgia – The Branded Butcher
The American Vesper

1 oz American Sprit White Whiskey
1 oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Place all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake hard. Strain ingredients into a glass. Add a lemon rind.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The Crunkleton
The Kentucky Lucky

2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Tanqueray Gin
1 oz Cocchi Americano Apertivo (substitute Lillet Blanc if not available)
2 Dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

Put all of the ingredients in a Boston shaker with ice and stir for 20 rotations. Strain into a glass and garnish with a…

Happy Gameday

Collection of Football Food

Gameday Style likes to find the best, stylish gameday resources for its readers...this is done by perusing blogs, shop sites and news pieces.  Here is a darling collection of football looking food from the blog, 

Click on over for the recipe links for all of these football foodie cuties...

The Gameday Belles

A combination of SEC fashion, food and football analysis, The Gameday Belles is a fun new blog to follow this season.
My favorite feature has been their creative tailgate menus, like this one for the Georgia-South Carolina game this past weekend.

Carolina BBQ Sliders
Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs
Spicy Pickle Dip
Pimento Cheese Rolls
Hot Sausage Dip
BLT Macaroni Salad
Corn, Tomato, Cheddar Pie
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Bulldog Bites
Caramel Butter Pecan Bars
Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots
And with their regular Sideline Style posts, The Gameday Belles feature fashion for an SEC team. Last week, they gave Georgia girls some love...

The Gameday Belles is written by Christina and Ally, two SEC alumnae that celebrate their gamedays with lots of style...and football love. They give readers xs and os analysis on SEC games each week in their Recap posts.
For fun, food, fashion and football all around the SEC, check out The Gameday Belles!
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