August 16, 2010

"We May Not Win Every Game, but We've Never Lost a Party"

On the great American Calender of revelry and seasonal rites, fall equals football. And pigskin equals parties....tailgating parties in particular!

Our Alma Mater, the University of Mississippi, frequently referred to as Ole Miss, hosts a tailgating tradition that tops all others! The Grove.....the glory of The Grove is 10 acres of thick oak, elm and magnolia trees...it is legend and the mother and mistress of outdoor ritual mayhem. Tailgating at The Grove can be described as cocktail party, picnic party, formal dinner party with white linen and silver candle holders , fraternity and sorority inspired party-hearty tents and family reunions! Taking the "Rebel Walk" is walking back in time for us! The Rebels.....powerful...."Are you Ready?".....Hotty Toddy!!

Every tailgating party MUST begin with a good Bloody Mary Cocktail!

1 46 oz. Can V8 juice
1 t. pepper
1 t. salt
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup Vodka
1 T. celery seed
4 shakes of Hot Sauce
Ice Cubes
10 Celery Sticks
10 pimento-stuffed olives

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

5 lb. Boston Butt Roast
4 T. dark brown sugar
3 T. paprika
1 1/2 T. salt
1 1/2 T. pepper
1 T. onion powder
1/2 T. garlic powder
1 t. cayenne pepper
2 C. apple cider vinegar
1 C. water
3 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. vegetable oil
1 1/2 T. liquid smoke

Make a rub using all dry ingredients. Rub vigorously into all areas of the boston butt roast. Cover tightly and refrigerate 24 hours. When ready to place your roast in the crock pot, combine apple cider vinegar, water, Worcestershire sauce, vegetable oil and liquid smoke in mixing bowl and whisk until well blended. Place marinated roast in crock pot and pour liquid mixture over the roast. Cook in crock pot 8-10 hours. Remove roast and shred with two forks until the roast is a ready for creating your sandwiches. Place shredded roast back in your crock pot and toss with all liquid. Fabulous served with fresh bakery  buns and coleslaw! Savor that aroma....everyone will want to join your tailgate party!!

Whether it be our beloved TEXAS AGGIES..GIG EM'....
The TEXAS LONGHORNS..HOOK EM' HORNS...or LSU...GOOOOO TIGERS!....a party roar is rising!

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