DON’T break the seal—or at least hold it in as long as you can. No matter how many Porta-Potties scattered around the lot, all come with a seemingly perpetual line. Oh, and they’re all absolutely disgusting.
DON’T wear a Mets jersey, especially if you have a Pennsylvania license plate. The fact that you’re a traitor is only going to make it worse.
DO clean up after yourself. Even if your space wasn’t all that clean to begin with.
Food & Drink
In short, anything you’d serve at a picnic is ideal fare for a tailgate—hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, wings, chips and dip, potato salad, hoagies, nachos, ect. Considering all the stellar food options inside the stadium, you really don’t need to prepare a feast. Depending on the size of your squad and the duration of your tailgating adventure, generally three homemade or prepared dishes with a few lighter snacks are sufficient. Here are a few recipes that put a unique spin on some basic tailgating staples.
Pop Fly Popcorn (serves 10-12)
10 to 12 cups popped popcorn
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup slivered almonds
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. In a large bowl, combine popcorn and nuts; set aside. In a large saucepan, bring sugar, butter and corn syrup to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Remove from the heat; add vanilla, cream of tartar and baking soda. Drizzle over popcorn mixture; stir to coat. Immediately spread onto two greased baking sheets; let dry for about 1 hour. Store in an airtight container. (Courtesy of tasteofhome.com)
Sloppy Dogs (serves 8)
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