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
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!
My daughter and I have “afternoon adventures”, as we call them, at least once a week. Some times we go to the park, sometimes the museum, but we almost always have a picnic at the end of our adventure. There is something exciting and relaxing about enjoying the nice afternoon temperatures and dining outdoors. With the amazing new picnic baskets available today, adults and children alike can easily enjoy dining al fresco any time they choose! These are not the wicker baskets of the past. They come with not only a fully insulated container that holds food and drinks, but also a full place setting for two! Plates, silverware, cloth napkins, cutting board, and even a cork screw come tucked inside. They are super convenient, super stylish, and super fun! Plan your own afternoon adventure, and don’t forget your picnic basket.
If you enjoy spending fall evenings outside on your porch or patio like my family does, a fire bowl is perfect for you! Also known as fire pits, these outdoor heaters are the perfect addition to keep you toasty while adding a big punch of style. They give you the feel and warmth of a real wood fire crackling anytime and anywhere you choose. Fire pits are great for your backyard, the beach, or most any outdoor gathering. They are available in a variety of price ranges and styles. You can find fire bowls that depict wildlife themes, showcase stylized ornate metals, or feature your favorite college team’s logo. Some even double as a grill! They are attractive, portable, and easy to clean. You NEED one for your backyard!