Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tailgating Time!

1953 Pontiac Station Wagon
Source of pictures: Maryjane's Pinterest

Oh, how I love this time of the year!

Have you ever had a tailgate picnic? They are so much fun.

For many years we would gather our family 
at the end of November to cut down our Christmas tree. 
We always had a tailgate picnic!
The colors...and the hunt for the perfect spot!

Cool and crisp. The excitement!
What to bring?

*Dad's Sunday Chicken Sandwiches*
*Mom's Potato Salad*
*Grammy's Baked Beans* 
*Maryjane's Cherry Cobbler*, oh my!
(cherry cobbler recipe here)

*Hot Chocolate*
*Hot Apple Cider*

Nothing like Fall...
You will be singing all the way home,
with a grateful heart!

Have a wonderful day!


Bernideen said...

Oh how lovely - it makes me want to take off now and roll up into the mountains! Our Honda has a small table underneath in the back which came with it for tailgate parties - we have NEVER used it. Must be time!

Leslie said...

What a wonderful post!!! Sounds like a great tradition!

Cozy Little House said...

No, I haven't had the pleasure. But it sounds like lots of fun!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post. Tailgating is really big in our area and usually done prior to The Packers playing football. Love the idea of yours though- xo Diana

Junebug said...

My granddaughter's birthday is the 22nd of Dec. So all the cousins, aunts and uncles plus grandparents go sledding in Central Oregon. It is a tradition to have home made chicken noodle soup, sandwiches and hot cocoa on the tailgate. What wonderful memories we have made!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Maryjane that post screams October. I sometimes wish we had more seasons here. You should share it at the From the Farm blog hop tomorrow. Happy Friday!!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a fantastic idea! My daughter and her darling husband will be home for 3 weeks in November and we will be celebrating Christmas a bit early with them. This would be such fun when we go hunting for the Christmas tree. I love the menu suggeations too. Thank you!

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, I went back and visited posts through September. I have been missing so much by not visiting sooner. This "Tailgate Picnic" post brings back so many memories of my childhood. Packing up the old (new then) 1955 Chevy station-wagon and heading out for a day of fun . . .singing all the way. My husband and friends are always amazed at how I know all the lyrics to songs from the 1920's,30's and 40's . . .that is because those were Mom and Dad's favorites and became mine, too.
Thanks for the lovely memories,
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Not only do I love what's on the menu, I love what you're packing it in!! And I'm envious of the beautiful fall colors where you're at...we don't have that in central Oklahoma. I never thought of having a tailgating party when you're out searching for that perfect tree. Great idea :)
Oh....enjoy your tailgating party!!

Sarah said...

What a lovely idea. The colours in your pictures are really something special.
Sarah x

Kris said...

What stunning photos Maryjane! I have been so busy with different things that have been going on here. I have missed lots of blogging, and wondered as well, now all were doing. I see you are up to your usual fun things!!! I miss you too.
xo Kris

Just a little something from Judy said...

You certainly know how to take my favorite season and make it even better. This post puts me right into the tailgating spirit like nothing else does. Gorgeous pictures!

Karen L. Bates said...

Wow, wish I could join you...what a wonderful idea! Have a ton of fun...I know you will!