Thursday, November 17, 2016

State Penn Tailgate Horseplay, Oh...Turkey Buffet

It's been a crazy week for me so apologies for the late idea notice, but Pete came up with a good tailgate theme, and Shane is planning to take it up another notch as, mercifully, we close out the home season vs. State Penn.

As for the meet-up time, let's say 4 p.m. at the usual spot.

Kick-off is 8 p.m., and our team sucks but we appear to have great weather for this time of year.

Ticket-wise, Kathy and Evan have claimed Pete's 2 extras, so if others in the group have unused tickets please speak up.

Since we're trying to avoid all things bland or chain-like from central Pennsyltucky, we're going to put together a Thanksgiving-themed menu, with hot-sliced turkey (warmed on the grill) and all of the sides, either stuffed on a Nino's sub roll or Shane's idea...

The "Spudwich," using two fried potato skins as the bread that you stuff w/your turkey and other stuff.

The genesis of this idea came from Monmouth Park's food truck festival, where Shane savaged a turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy spudwich. I tried it and can vouch for its tastiness.

We'll pick up the turkey (Costco has a good pre-cooked breast that just needs warming), do the skins and sub rolls and, with all of the byproducts of gutting a few dozen spuds, mashed potatoes.

If anyone has good Thanksgiving dishes, feel free to contribute. We could use stuffing (veggie or sausage) and gravy, in particular.  Desserts and drinks, of course, are welcome.  Bourbon might be involved.

Anyway, keep the chatter going in the comment field below, and please note what you can contribute to the Thanksgiving-themed spread.


  1. I have 1 spare ticket. I can bring cranberry sauce and a pie.

  2. I will bring room temperature autumn rice which will just need to be gently heated on the grill.

  3. LOVE this idea! Nice work tailgate brain trust. I will bring some stuffing & I know we have the spud rolls, but I love me my mashed potatoes...and gravy???

  4. Hey-JC, John Lyon will probably take yur extra ticket, but let me confirm with him. We'll bring some sort of pumpkin dessert to work with the festive theme

  5. Hi- John can't use the ticket so JC's one extra is still up for grabs

  6. Hey B-rep tailgate crew from Tinton Falls Scott
    It only took me until the last home game of the season to come to my second game but I will be coming with my two boys. I will be late due to sports and will Uber in.
    I know I sound lame and very uncreative to our fare but will bring 2 dozen donuts as regardless they make a nice snack!

  7. Baz. We will bring the normal grill n stuff. Scott will make some mashed potatoes for us. I have my small cooler of sofa n I still have waters from last time.

  8. We'll have some cupcakes, cookies, waters...

  9. BREP checking in. Case of Yeungling and cupcakes from the bakery. They didn't have a pumpkin pie yet!