Dottie's Top Hokie Tailgating Tips
Hey there, Hokies! Can you guess what I’m counting down the days for? Spring game of course! In a few short days Hokie football will be back, and I will feel alive again. I can already hear the chants of Lane Stadium and smell the hot dogs on the grill! One of my favorite parts about Hokie football are the tailgates. As everyone knows, I am quite the professional tailgater. Here are some things that I like to keep in mind when setting up the perfect Hokie tailgate:
- Good food:
What’s a tailgate without good food, am I right? One of my favorite tailgate recipes are these cream cheese sausage balls. They are absolutely delish! (and super simple). Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1-1/4 cups Bisquick
- 1 cup (4-oz) cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat your oven to 400, mix all of the ingredients up, roll into 1-inch balls, and bake for 20-25 minutes then you’re done! These are *always* a hit with my flock, so you may need to make a few batches!
Ah cornhole, my favorite tailgate activity! A key to having a great game of cornhole is having the right cornhole boards; something maroon and orange of course! There are plenty available if you want to order a set online, but I like to grab a few friends from my flock and paint our own! We’ve done everything from maroon and orange stripes to boards with our faces on them! The possibilities are endless and you’re sure to have a unique board.
- Hokie Spirit
This may be one of the most important parts of a Hokie tailgate – showing off your Hokie spirit for all to see! I typically start with a decorated maroon and orange tablecloth as a base. Then, I add must haves like Hokie banners, spirited plates and cups, and a Hokie flag to fly high! Oh, and you can’t forget about the Hokie chairs for all the guests you’ll have to sit in. Have fun with it and make it a tailgate no one will forget!