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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... Order this cute turkey for a little boys' shirt.  Available from DC Stitches on Etsy.

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 Gumbo Turn 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

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.   Caprese Burgers Spicy Cinnamon-Chocolate Brownies Warm Artichoke and Bacon Dip Recipe 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  Dip:  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) Directions For 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

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... http://www.momendeavors.com/2012/10/diy-team-spirit-subway-art-huskers-printable-college-football-link-party.html

Happy Gameday

Jackson, Mississippi 1973 photography by  William Eggleston Smithsonian 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 Corso ,  Kirk Herbstreit ,  Desmond 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 nea

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. I spy some "team" colors Election Day Jolly Rancher-infused cocktail shooters from sheknows.com Makes 12 (1 ounce) shots Ingredients: 10 cherry Jolly Rancher hard candies 10 green apple Jolly Rancher hard candies 10 blue raspberry Jolly Rancher hard candies 9 ounces good-quality vodka Directions: Unwrap the candies and place each flavor into its own glass jar. Pour three ounces of vodka into each jar. Seal jar and shake. Le

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 UncommonDesignsOnline.com.

Cute Cookies

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