Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Tailgate

Pix will be on Facebook until Miss Lindalee teaches me the tricks.

Last night the Fords hosted a tailgate for the fam. It was awesome. Given the fact that we have Ohioans and Michiganders teams were developed for MSU and OSU. The first battle was a water balloon toss. MSU won - boo. The little guys particularly liked this event. Gabe and Eli flung mightily and the sturdy water balloons made it through many a toss. Of course eventually there was a water balloon fight and the wise ones avoided splats and general wetness. The boys loved flinging the balloons against the big trees and watching the balloons break.

The second event was a scavenger hunt of 50 items. Team MSU won by cheating and bending the rules - a familiar issue for them. When they couldn't find the objects they drew them and not too well at that. Oh well some people do not share the same high ethical standards in others. Even our family cannot escape the decline experienced by others. Sigh....

Dinner was awesome. We backed my element up to the grill near the house. John bought a pony keg of Oberon so we had that plus other wine and drinks of choice. On the back of the tailgate we started with spicy dill dip and crudites with spinach artichoke dip in a bread bowl. Tom grilled burgers with swiss cheese and bacon. To go with the burgers we had a tortellini pesto salad and grilled corn salad. Everything was incredible.

After dinner we adjourned for a trivia game whose topics included MSU/OSU facts and trivia. While they established an early lead the MSU team was tied in the last round. Mimi proved her mettle despite an early stumble when she said she didn't know the OSU fight song. This from someone who attended games for decades. It was a Mimi moment.

For dessert we had brownie yum yums. Chocolate frosted brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. That was pretty delectable. And the Slip Ass game went to MSU!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Miss Lindalee will be more than pleased to assist in photo