Tailgating Season!

So I’m not the biggest football fan, weathering the elements in the parking lot over a hibachi and a cooler. My husband is a big football fan, so I don’t mind going to an occasional game, but mostly I prefer watching them from the comfort of my home. However, I am a fan of the hibachi, or a grill, and any reason to get together with family and feast!

The Grill By the time I got to my camera most of the food had been cooked.

The Grill
By the time I got to my camera most of the food had been cooked.

I really do like the idea of loading up the back of a truck or what-have-you with a to-go party. A few years ago I saw an inspiring photo from a Paula Deen magazine with a nostalgic pick-up truck full of baskets and trays holding sandwiches and drinks with coordinating plaid blankets and thermoses full of soup. It was a vision I wanted to create with my own family… in the comfort of my parents back yard, around a large bonfire pit, where we were sure to keep warm and there is plenty of space for the kids to run around (and a nearby bathroom). So began a new tradition.

Things I never knew I'd love about a minivan... reverse folding seats!

Things I never knew I’d love about a minivan… reverse folding seats!

This year we had kind of an East Coast seafood theme, which I was really excited about because it is out of the norm for me. But being that I’m not a huge fan of seafood in general (it’s a work in progress) we had a steak option.




Cheddar Biscuits

Cheddar Biscuits

Not pictured are the baked by grill potatoes, grilled broccoli and pumpkin lattes. However, I did manage to snap a photo of dessert…


Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sometimes I feel like there aren’t enough days in a week. We should really do this more often.


  1. Wow Sadie this looks amazing and what a fun time. I have to say I loved loved your writing about it and how you added the bathroom, room to play etc. Really wonderful post full of everything we all love to see. I want to come along next time though 🙂

  2. What a great family outing and the food looks delicious! And ohhhh … pumpkin cheesecake!! 😀 I want to come with Lynn!! 😉

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