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Anyone who has known me for a long time understands that I have never been, nor will I ever be, a major sports fan. It’s not that there is anything wrong with sports or that I don’t recognize the important impact that sports have on young peoples’ self-esteem and independence. However, I have noticed that as the years go on, I’m a lot more tolerant of watching them and I’m sure this has a lot to do with the fact that my son is an avid sportsman and I really enjoy watching him play.
Now that the weather is getting cool, there is definitely something in the air in my home and that thing is football. Much to my chagrin, is it always on the television and my husband and son attend games at the local stadium. For them, this is the best time of the year. Me, not so much. Luckily, my younger son couldn’t care about sports either so I end up having a partner when I choose to engage in other activities while football is on.
Hormel Foods recently conducted a study to better understand football fans, the importance of tailgating and favorite tailgating foods. According to the study, more than 76 percent of fans say tailgating is a crucial part of the game day ritual and 73 percent would rather feast on their own menu versus stadium food! This is especially true for my guys because they love taking their own snacks and foods to the stadium when they go. I know that it also saves them a lot of money when they don’t have to buy food at the concession stand.
Here is a menu of fan favorite recipes that can be enjoyed at the stadium or even at home when the game is on:
- Backyard Barbecue Ribs: Heat up the grill for these easy-to-make crowd pleasers, featuring Hormel® Always Tender® Pork Country Style Ribs
- Hot Pepperoni Dip: Whip up this dip featuring delicious Hormel® pepperoni (regular or mini sized!) to bring to your tailgate. Prep time is less than 30 minutes!
- Grilled Honey Ham Steaks and Fruit Salsa: Get creative with this recipe featuring Hormel® Natural Choice® Honey Deli Ham and fresh fruits
Let’s Discuss: How often do you tailgate? How important is food to your tailgate? What is your favorite tailgating recipe?
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