Tailgate Snacks, From Store-Bought to Homemade

J Ellis

Staff Reporter

Tumultuous rain did not put a damper on McDaniel’s homecoming festivities.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, alumni, organizations, and fellow students all came out to support the Green Terror’s football game against Ursinus College of Collegeville, PA. The festivities began at 1 p.m. following this years “Heroes” themed homecoming parade.

Prior to kick-off, Green Terror fans adorned in McDaniel attire gathered outside of Bair Stadium to set up their tents and bring out their grills in preparation for the big game.

Present were your traditional barbeque items, such as hotdogs and hamburgers. Deli sandwiches from Wawa and Subway were common food items in sorority and fraternity tents.

When asked how they made their pulled-pork, salad, grilled chicken, hotdogs, and spinach artichoke, Jordan Doss ’11 of the Alpha Sig’s replied that they only had one recipe: “Safeway.”

At the basketball tent, McDaniel graduate Brooke (Weimer) Crawford ’05 and Kristy Costa ’06 enjoyed a taco dip made out of cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning. On the side was a bag of Tostitos to go with taco’s filled with lettuce, cheese and salsa. And for dessert? Homemade brownies.

Under the same tent, the Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach Phil Popielski slow-cooked pulled pork in barbeque and hot sauce. For his beef barbeque, Popielski cooked a shoulder of beef in a slow-cooker and seasoned it with Old Bay, pepper, garlic sauce, hot sauce, and barbeque sauce.

For McDaniel graduate Cori Simpson, tailgating at the homecoming game has become a family affair. This year’s game will be the eleventh time that she and the rest of her family have come out to the football game. When asked what her favorite homemade food to eat at the game was, she replied, “My sister makes these butterscotch hay-stacks that are really festive and popular!”

Simpson says that her dad “is a huge fan of Giulianova Groceria & Italian Deli on Main Street in Westminster. Their anti pasta tray has become a tradition for us. It’s delicious!”

This year was no exception! Simpson’s tent featured Italian cookies, Cannoli’s, Italian Meatballs, Italian Wedding Soup, Sausage, Peppers, and Onions, Sour Cream Potatoes, Salad with Bacon, Tortellini’s (with cheese stuffing), pasta salad, and an anti pasta platter.