Archive for September, 2010

30
Sep
10

osu – emu game menu.

  • danish
  • coffee
  • assorted snacks, including hummus
  • chili with grated cheddar cheese on top
  • corn muffins
  • tossed salad
  • cookies & mini candy bars
  • numerous drinks
29
Sep
10

gummy sponges.

This is Fred.

Pat Pound asked that i post this to go along with Buckeye Bombs:

what you need:

  • 1 large glass, plastic wrap, rubber band, working refrigerator,
  • gummy bears or some type of gummy candy (there are rumors of Buckeye gummies and, if there are, you will see photos in a couple weeks),
  • vodka is probably best, but i’ve been soaking some in whiskey for a couple weeks.  i’ll let you know.

what you do:

  • put gummies into glass, about 3/4 full.
  • pour vodka so that it covers gummies.
  • cover glass with plastic wrap and secure with rubber band.
  • place in refrigerator for at least 3 days, but it is better if you can do it for 5 days.

the gummies, like sponges, fill with vodka and expand into tasty snacks.  IT’S LIKE OSMOSIS, so i do this in order to gain knowledge and to understand how science helps us in our everyday lives.  also, the gummies we use are made from real fruit juice, thus, they are good fun and good for you.

28
Sep
10

beating the eagles.

That’s us, on the left. The other folks are regulars in our lot, friends we’ve seen every home Saturday for years.

We joked a lot on Saturday about how the person who is in the cooking pictures gets credit for making the food. Wooo, that’s me!

And serving! Double credit!

OK, the real credit goes to Pat, who actually made the chili. On Saturday, all I did was the heating.

One of the cool things about this weekend: our guests, my cousin John and his girlfriend Anita, who was experiencing a Midwestern football Saturday for the first time.

Another cool thing: vodka-soaked gummy bears, thanks to Fred.

Aren’t they adorable?

28
Sep
10

bombs away.

This requires a trip to Kentucky, but it’s worth it.

Buckeye Bombs

Pour half of the cherry juice out of a jar of Maraschino Cherries. Fill the jar with pure grain alcohol. Let cherries soak in the alcohol for a month or two – the longer the better! Enjoy at OSU tailgates!

27
Sep
10

breakfast hash.

One of the primary things I wanted to accomplish with KNT was to explain to you exactly how well we eat on Saturday mornings in the parking lot — and how we get there. Crappydad is the first to indulge me, but I hope to offer a more in-depth look at the recipes that drive our parties in the future.

Crappydad working his magic. (Photo by Ethel.)

It was one of the great pleasures of my childhood — those nights when mom wasn’t home for dinner and we had a leftover beef roast of some kind in the fridge, and I knew chances were good that dad would be making hash for dinner.

Part of the reason this was so cool was because it was something generally reserved for the two of us; it always felt a little like we were sort of misbehaving after being left at home without supervision.

And the other part? The hash — a skillet full of meat, eggs, cheese, potatoes and onion — was awfully good.

Crappydad recreated that recipe for the OU game, and I’m still more upset about missing that than missing the battle of the mascots before the game. Getting recipes from my father can be a challenge, because there’s never anything actually written down. But in this case, CD put together a pretty thorough set of instructions, should you want to try this on your own.

And believe me, you do. Dad?

I planned this amount for around 10 people (assuming 5 men/5 women).  Two packages Bob Evans home fries.  I bought about 3 pounds of what Giant Eagle calls “skillet steaks” and nuked them until they were about medium rare.  They were then cut into about 1/2 inch cubes and refrigerated until Saturday morning.  At the tailgate, the potatoes and a half-stick of margerine for each bag went in the skillets first, for about 8-10 minutes.  Then the meat and a couple of chopped, medium-sized yellow onions (I like strong onion taste, not sweet).  This cooked for another 10 or so minutes, occasionally turning.  Then I turned the heat up and (assisted by Bill Joerg and Dick Leiss) added about 18 eggs, breaking the yolks as they went into the pans.  Then a little salt and pepper, turning a few times until the yolks were cooked fairly hard.  Serve with salt/pepper to taste.  I also like Frank’s Hot Sauce and some ketchup on top.  Yum!

27
Sep
10

three-way.

Side note: I am so making Cincinnati chili for a tailgate party later this year.

Along the way to a 73-20 win over Eastern Michigan, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor accomplished something that hasn’t been done very often — he scored three ways, with a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown (several, actually) and a pass reception for a touchdown.

Crappydad and I were talking about this after the game Saturday; we both wondered whether Prior might have accomplished the same thing in the Fiesta Bowl game against Texas a couple years ago, but I didn’t think he had.

Fortunately, the Dispatch’s Ken Gordon got help from the university in tracking down the answers. You’ll find a post about all the times a Buckeye has scored three different ways here, but the short answer to the run/pass/catch question is this: Gerald Krall did it in 1948 against Illinois, and Keith Byars did it in 1984 against Iowa.

And the most recent instance of an Ohio State player scoring three ways in a game comes with some Crappy Family trivia attached. In the 2004 game against Michigan State in East Lansing, Ted Ginn ran for a score, caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a TD in a pretty tight game that Mrs. Crappy and I watched at Buffalo Blues in Shadyside. But as exciting as that was, the capper was seeing Crappydad on TV near the end of the broadcast, standing on the top row in one of the end zones and waving that little Ohio State flag he likes sneaking in to road games.

That was a score for us.

22
Sep
10

kermit.

It’s not easy being green.

Week one:

Week two:

Week three:

Hi, Eastern. Y’all ready?

Photos: TheOzone.net, AnnArbor.com.

21
Sep
10

no i in team.

Mrs. Crappy and I were unavoidably detained last weekend, leaving the rest of the Killer Nut Tailgaters to not only, uh, tailgate without us, but also to update this here site with some of the details.

And I am happy to say they did.

Scroll down three posts, and you’ll see a … something … that walked by our spot after the game. That’s an exceptional effort on the part of someone, and I’m wondering if the resulting Great Pom-Pom Shortage of 2010 will have abated by this weekend. And, I should point out — not only is my mother posting to WordPress 0n her own, but she figured out how to post the photo with no help from yours truly. Great job Pat!

Scroll down one post, and you’ll see that Ethel stepped up as well, with a great set of pix from Saturday morning. Ethel’s husband Fred came up with something special for the game; go look if you haven’t already. Thank, Ethel!

And then there’s Matlock, who recorded and posted last weekend’s toast, which you’ll find below. As is generally the case, it’s slightly NSFW — no one got undressed or anything, but you probably know by now how we feel about Michigan, even when we’re not playing them.

Once again: Thanks to Pat, Ethel and Matlock for filling in. Now — if we can only get CrappyDad to write up his hash recipe…

20
Sep
10

some visuals.

Ethel here, also known as momsbrain as far as WordPress is concerned…

It was a lovely morning for a tailgate — a little cool. By the time we got into the game, it was positively hot and sunny. It was a short and sweet tailgate before a noon game, and a smaller crowd than usual, too, with the Crappies away at Podcamp and the Coochie Doctor and Matlock delayed by parental and professional responsibilities (like surgery, for example). And Fred and Ethel – well, we weren’t super-punctual. No surprise. But we got the eggs there in plenty of time for the massive pile of hash. And we did have guests: high school friends of Pat’s.

Bud had a nice setup for cooking.

Bud and his buds sling roast beef hash on a portable grill.

Plenty of seating for the dining portion of the tailgate.

Pat does some prep work while Marilyn and Cheryl chat.

Filling our plates.

Fred exhibited some divided loyalties, from head...

...to toe.

20
Sep
10

osu-ou tailgate menu – sept. 18

  • coffee
  • coffee cake
  • snacks
  • beef hash with potatoes, onions, and eggs
  • mixed fruit
  • apple crisp for dessert
  • anything anyone wanted to drink



2014 schedule

Aug. 30: vs. Navy at Baltimore, noon
Sept. 6: Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.
Sept. 13: Kent State, noon
Sept. 27: Cincinnati, 6 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Maryland
Oct. 18: Rutgers, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Penn State, 8 p.m.
Nov. 1: Illinois, 8 p.m.
Nov. 8: at Michigan State, 8 p.m.
Nov. 15: at Minnesota
Nov. 22: Indiana
Nov. 29: Team Up North
Dec. 6: Big Ten Championship

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