Archive for the 'Beverages' Category

19
Oct
12

seven.

Hi. It’s been a while. Let’s get caught up, shall we?

  • By a narrow margin, we have decided that Ohio State plays in the Pork Division. Excellent decision, you guys.
  • Boy, the Nebraska game was fun. I didn’t feel like there were huge defensive lapses — in spite of Nebraska’s 38 points — and the offense … hooboy, the offense. The weather was gorgeous, the halftime show — that was the video game theme show, the one that went viral in the days that followed the game — and with the exception of Mrs. Crappy’s absence for illness, that was a great time all the way around.
  • Boy, the Nebraska tailgate was, uh, even funner. We had a huge crowd for the all-day party, and we had two excellent meals. Suzanne was the star of the lunchtime show; her Mexican tarts — known to Juan as “our special guests” — were delicious, and the corn I made to go alongside turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. For dinner, we went through about 18 pounds of the family sloppy joe mix. Everyone went above and beyond the call of duty in bringing along snacks and sides, and our other special guests — all part of Lovely Rita Meter Maid’s entourage — were awesome people to hang out with all afternoon.
  • We got home from the night game and finished unpacking around 2 a.m. Sunday. I love night games, but I’m glad they happen just once a year.
  • Recipes? We have recipes. Specifically, the recipes for Suzanne’s tarts and my corn will be coming soon.
  • Bud and Pat visited Pittsburgh for my birthday weekend, which meant we watched the Indiana game at home, accompanied by pizza from our favorite local place. That part was good; Ohio State’s defense was not. But I knew that might be the case when I saw a tweet from Tim May, who saw that Zach Boren was warming up with the linebackers. My folks went to bed with about five minutes left in the game, and joked about me coming to get them if Indiana came back. And they didn’t believe me when I told them the final score on Sunday morning.
  • If you’re ever looking for pizza on Pittsburgh’s North Side, look up Pizza Pescara. Seriously.
  • And now we’re in Columbus, watching the weather and eyeing an early bedtime, so we can be ready to do it all over again in the morning. It’s a little difficult to believe that there are just three more home games this season, but there you go … Purdue, Illinois and our bowl game for the season against the Team Up North. That’ll make for a good finish, boys and girls, even without postseason play — and it’s time to get ready for the 2012 Pork Division Championship.
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23
Aug
12

a little heat.

Coming soon to a Bloody Mary near you:

Trust me on this.

16
Oct
10

gametime.

Y’all ready?

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

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!

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.

04
Sep
10

the first tailgate menu.

  • assorted snacks
  • beef brisket
  • baked beans
  • potato salad
  • missing green salad
  • chips
  • buckeye bars for dessert
  • beer, wine, cosmos, & mannies
30
Aug
10

down to business.

This is a tailgating blog. So let’s talk about some tailgating.

We’re a couple days away from the first party of the season, and this one will be a little different:

  • Night game. Not terribly unusual, but a number of other factors make the Marshall game unique.
  • Weeknight game. This doesn’t happen very often. As in, this has happened only once before, when Ohio State hosted Wyoming in a Thursday night game — also a season opener — a few years back.
  • Weeknight traffic. Football parking doesn’t open until 3 p.m., so we can only hope that the folks who actually have to work at the university heed the warnings to head out early or work from home. OSU has said that some of the parking pass lots — one of which we’ve used for 10 years — could still have cars of university employees in them, which would limit the spaces available for us football types.
  • Parking, Part II. This has less to do with the weeknight thing, although it will help make Thursday’s tailgate interesting. We’ve been hearing stuff about our lot being unavailable for football parking this year, and apparently, that’s going to be an issue. Bud and Pat have been scouting for a while — and hadn’t noticed anything different — but Ethel sent this message today:

I have been looking and looking at the football parking info trying to figure out the situation in our lot. I just came across this: “Due to construction, there will be no parking in the South Lincoln and Parks Hall lots.” Parks Hall – that is us. I don’t know if they bothered to inform you. Have you given thought to another location? I don’t know how those season passes work – ie if they mandate where you park based on the type of pass you get.

Ouch. That doesn’t sound good. I did notice that the map run in the Dispatch over the weekend still listed one of the lots directly south of our regular spot as a permit lot, so I’m hopeful we’ll still find something close. There’s little use in worrying about it on Thursday, because that’s a whole different situation, but we’ll see what happens for the rest of the season.

And then we have food. We occasionally try to come up with main dishes that involve eating the other team’s mascot; this was especially easy when we played a home-and-home against Texas a few years ago. Of course, Marshall’s official mascot is the Thundering Herd, and I have no idea what that means in terms of food. But if you take a look at the logo, you’ll notice a prominent bison head — which, to me, is pretty much the tastiest beef you’ll ever put in your mouth.

We generally pride ourselves on cooking for these things, but in this case — time limitations, potential parking issues and a relatively short time in the lot — we’re going to buy instead. Here’s what Bud suggested:

Hey KNTGers:  Cocktails /appetizers are from 3:30 until dinner (about 5:30 or so)  Here’s what everyone can bring…us: beef brisket/sauce;  Fred and Ethel:  baked beans (ok cold);  Mary K:  appetizers;  Coochie Doctor/Matlock:  green salad;  Uncle Crappy:  lotsa beer;  Juan:  HB buns (probably need 18 to be safe) and potato chips (couple of bags);  JB/Suz;  dessert (and maybe some beer if you want).  I’ll also be bringing some manhattans and cosmos.  LETS GO BUCKS!

I should specify: the meat — brisket, in this case — will come from City Barbeque, the excellent local chain in Columbus. We seem to settle on something from City about once a season, and it doesn’t feel much like we’re settling for anything.

That’s the plan, boys and girls. Once we figure out the parking thing, we’re going to eat and drink well, and then head inside for the first game of the year. I’ll let you know how the preparations are going on Thursday morning, and I think you can expect an update from the lot before we wrap it up. See yinz in Columbus.




2017 schedule

Aug. 31: vs. at Indiana, 8 p.m.
Sept. 9: Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Army, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 23: UNLV
Sept. 30: at Rutgers
Oct. 4: at Maryland
Oct. 7: Maryland
Oct. 14: at Nebraska
Oct. 28: Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 4: at Iowa
Nov. 11: Michigan State
Nov. 18: Illinois
Nov. 22: Indiana
Nov. 25: at Team Up North, noon
Dec. 2: B1G Championship, 8 p.m.

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