Picnic tables are a great way to provide ample seating to your outdoor events. Picnic tables, however, are traditionally stationary. How can you enjoy the benefits of extra seating and the ease of portability? Folding picnic tables! They are available in many designs, including the football folding picnic table shown above, which is perfect for tailgating. I recently spent a beautiful afternoon at The Grove at Ole Miss, rated the top tailgating school in the country by numerous publications. My friends and I enjoyed tailgating and put our folding picnic table to great use! Our table also recently came in handy when hosting my daughter’s outdoor birthday party (below). It provided a place to open presents, eat, and give the children a place to relax after lots of playing. They are perfect for adults and children and support up to 250 lbs. per seat. They are available in green, red, black, and blue. In addition to the football table top, you can also choose a poker design (perfect for on the go card games), soccer design, and plain table. They are easy to carry, sturdy, and fun!
It’s officially tailgating season…and it’s about time! The first game was a success with great food and a fun atmosphere. While our team might not win every game, we never lose a party! We cooked the following recipe for this week’s game, and it was a HUGE success. The gumbo-esque recipe was made using the CanCooker Outdoor Food Steamer. It is the perfect tailgating accessory. It has a heavy-duty air tight rubber seal, to hold steam in where it belongs and cook food to perfection. The CanCooker is easy to use, clean, transport and store. You add your ingredients, place on a heat source, and cook to perfection. The shrimp and sausage supper was the perfect meal for an afternoon of tailgating and was enjoyed by all. We hope that you love this recipe from the CanCooker website as much as we did! Happy tailgating!
SONJA’S SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE SUPPER
2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
1-2 onions, quartered
12 half ears of corn, placed on end
2 lemons cut in half
1-2 pounds of large, fresh un-pealed shrimp
1 package of kielbasa sausage, whole
4-3 oz. packages of shrimp or crab seasoning
CanCooker All Purpose Seasoning
1-stick of butter 1 or 2 12 oz. liquid (water or beer)
First, place in the CanCooker ears of corn standing on end. Add potatoes, onions and lemons. Place kielbasa on top of vegetables. Add shrimp or crab boil seasoning, All purpose seasoning, butter and beer (or water). Latch the lid and place on heat source. Once the cooker begins to vent steam, keep on heat source for additional 25-30 minutes (approx).
CAREFULLY open lid and add shrimp. COOKER AND CONTENTS WILL BE HOT. USE OVEN MITTS. Re-latch lid and cook for an additional 5- 10 minutes. Remove from heat source and let stand for a minimum of 5 to10- minutes. Place food into large serving tray and enjoy.
****Always spray the inside of the CanCooker with Non Stick cooking spray before you add contents
It’s official — the NFL strike is over, and the games will begin in only a few short weeks. It’s time to gather the tailgating supplies so you don’t have to scramble at the last minute. Here are a few essential pieces of portable tailgating equipment that you’ll want to bring with you to every game:
- Portable Grill — Cold sandwiches just don’t cut it at a football game. Tailgating is all about hearty grilled delicacies like burgers, brats, and even steaks. Better quality portable grills offer plenty of surface area that allows you to cook for a crowd. Many come with top-notch features like folding legs with wheels, detachable side shelves for keeping grilling tools handy, and trailer hitch attachments so you can save your table space for other necessities.
- Portable Picnic Table — Once you prepare your tasty meal on the grill, where will you enjoy it? Sitting in a folding chair trying to balance a plate full of food on your lap is an awkward situation that can end up as a messy disaster. Portable picnic tables fold from an easy-to-carry compact size into a comfortable table and chair combination that can be shared with several friends. Focus on conversation rather than on keeping your food from falling on your shoes.
- Auto-Mo-Brella Umbrella — The Auto-Mo-Brella portable umbrella was made for tailgating. It attaches quickly and easily to any vehicle’s receiver hitch, and it provides instant shade and protection from the sun. A little shade is all it takes to create a comfort zone around your personal tailgating space.
The best way to enjoy any tailgating experience is to come prepared. It doesn’t take a lot of equipment to have a great time at the game, but it’s important to cover your bases — food, seating, and shelter. When you’re prepared, you can be sure that the tailgating party will be just as fun as the game itself. Go team!
Christmas is seven weeks away! If you haven’t started shopping, now is the time! For the tailgating or camping enthusiast on your list, you cannot go wrong with the Vulcan Insulated Cooler Combo. It is the ultimate in outdoor entertaining because it has a cooler, grill, and accessories in one easy to roll, compact space. The cooler holds up to 24 12-ounce cans or all the meat and veggies for your grill. Unzip the cooler from the main tote to access the portable propane barbecue grill that’s included! There is also plenty of storage space, including two areas for propane tanks and grilling accessories. You have everything you need for a perfect afternoon outdoors, and its on wheels for super easy transport. You, or whoever is lucky enough to receive it as a gift, will love the convenience of this cooler/grill combo!
Getting the most out of tailgating this season means having the right equipment for the job. Standard portable grills are a handy accessory for tailgating, but many grilling enthusiasts wish they could bring along their trusty full-sized gas grill so there’d be more space for their favorite grilled meats and veggies. It’s possible to combine the best of both worlds — portability and full-sized grilling capacity — thanks to the Weekender Tailgating Grill.
This portable grill is especially built for tailgating. It has a full-sized cooking area and comes with a heavy-duty steel swing arm that attaches the grill to any vehicle’s standard receiving hitch. What’s nice about this particular grill is that you can drive to your destination — whether that’s the game, the campground, the beach, or the neighborhood block party — with the grill attached securely to the outside of your vehicle. After grilling is done, there’s no need to clean the grill before going home or worry that a messy grill will damage the interior of your vehicle. The mess remains outside until you remove the grill at home.