Playing the Minnesota Golden Gophers…what to eat? (Part 1)

New blog. First post.

NCAA football — USC Trojans vs. Minnesota Gophers on Sept. 3, 2011.

This game is USC’s home opener and the point of this blog for a few weeks is to provide ideas and recipes for pre-game and post-game food with a USC or Minnesota spin.  Besides USC Trojan fans, Minnesota fans or anyone whose team is playing the University of Minnesota can glean ideas from the posts on this blog concerning the Sept 3, 2011 game.

So you don’t have to be a Trojan fan or a Minnesota fan to enjoy these musings on game day food with a theme. And really…this blog is all about food and fun… so no team bragging or bashing is in order.

On Sept, 3, kick-off is early in the day — 12:30 pm.  Thus, pre-game will be a breakfast meal.  With the game probably over by 3:30 or 4, we will need to either celebrate if we win, or commiserate if we lose, and thus a post-game meal is also planned. Traditionally, our tailgates incorporate the opponent team theme for pre-game, and either a Trojan or generic theme for post-game.

In looking at websites devoted to Minnesota recipes and talking to friends who live in Minnesota, there are many menu options for a Minnesota-themed tailgate event, such as SPAM (a Minnesota product made in Austin, Minnesota), casseroles known as “hotdish,” Native American food, Scandanavian food, and any type of food on a stick!  I did see a recipe for Gopher Stew, but just can’t go there!!!

Future blog posts will delve into these options for tailgate or TV-watching food for a game against Minnesota.

Fight on!

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Lee Ursich on August 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Great 1st Post! I vote for some SPAM and eggs as part of the morning meal. Fight On!!!!!


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