You don’t have to be standing in a cow field with 107,000 of your closest friends to enjoy a Penn State tailgate.
Mix up a pitcher of Blue Lightening Linebacker Lemonade, make a batch of Let’s Go STATE! Guinness Brownies and Easy Apple Cake, and let’s raise our glasses to toast our fighting men in blue and white.
Game Day Toast
We dedicate this game to everyone who continues to fight
WE ARE back in Happy Valley,
in the HOUSE that JOEPA built!
WE ARE back to nearly full roster,
and WE ARE Playing at FULL TILT!
WE ARE Confident because we beat Michigan
when our roster was depleted.
Maybe it took four overtimes,
but in the end, you were defeated!
And so, Lion faithful, raise your glass!
Let our opponents hear our call:
“WE ARE THE NITTANY NATION!!
TO WIN, YOU HAVE TO BEAT US ALL !!
Ours is the HOUSE THAT JOE BUILT,
the House that will NEVER fall!
We visits our favorite places to get out and enjoy the fall scenery.
And word to the wise: check those Mount Nittany maps before you start – all those parking lots look the same. Just sayin’.
Make-Ahead Tailgate Hotdogs For a Crowd
Cooking hotdogs at a tailgate can take up precious burners on the camping stove – remember, no charcoal allowed at Beaver Stadium tailgates – so here’s a great trick to making them ahead of time.
In a large crockpot, stand hotdogs up vertically, packing them loosely so they don’t fall over. Depending on the size, you may be able to fit up to 48 hotdogs. Remember, not too tight, once they swell up you will not be able to get them out.
Add one can of beer and 1/2 can water. Turn heat to low, and check occasionally to make sure they totally dry during cooking. This can be done overnight. After several hours, crank the heat up to high for about 30 minutes before leaving for the picnic or tailgate to insure they are really hot. The ceramic lined crock pots keep things hot a very long time.
Have tongs ready to pull out.
Power tip: AC adapters are available that allow you to plug appliances, like a crock pot, into your car’s power outlets.