We’re back for week 5 of college football and this time we are following ESPN’s College GameDay to the Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina to watch the No. 13 South Carolina Gamecocks host the Missouri Tigers.
This is GameDay’s first trip of the season to SEC country and it should be an exciting match-up. Whether you’re traveling to the Palmetto State tomorrow or watching from the comfort of your couch, we have a recipe lineup that’s sure to satisfy every fan.
South Carolina’s menu is all about the make-ahead. Tailgating is so much more fun if you actually have time socialize. Deviled eggs are easy to transport and everyone loves them in the south, especially this recipe with a smoky spin. It’s also a good time to show off that ceramic deviled egg plate with the SC logo you’ve managed to hold on to for years.
For the main course, it’s got to be Hoppin’ John Stew. This is a low country classic that’s elevated from a side dish to a hearty meal with the addition of sausage. Make this stew ahead and heat it in a slow-cooker while you cruise campus.
Brownies are the way to go on game day because they’re a crowd-pleaser and simple to make and take. Bake them in a pan at home and use a cookie cutter to make the football shape. Pipe a few marks in icing to make the laces and you’ve got an adorable treat everyone will think you ordered from the local bakery.
Missouri’s menu starts out with a beer-cheese spread that can be dipped with chips, spread over crackers, or served with crudités. This recipe is super versatile and freezable, making it a go-to game-day app. Feeling adventurous? Try it over french fries, hot dogs, and chili too.
Missouri knows BBQ. Even us deep south folks can respect Kansas City-style barbecue for it’s slow-smoked flavor and thick tomato and molasses-based sauce. This finger-licking chicken recipe will have the whole tailgate party lining up at the grill for seconds.
Round out your tiger tailgate experience with these too-cute ice cream cone cakes. The kids (and the kids at heart) will love them. They are a fun nod to the state of Missouri where the ice cream cone was invented in 1904. The best part? Everything is edible, and there are no forks and plates to clean up. Hooray!
See our A-Z Guide to Tailgating for more incredibly delicious recipes.
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