That was back in the days when we did one (1) tailgate a year. For those, all we did was one main dish. It was a lot easier to get onto campus on Game Days back then and folks brought sides.
That was then and this is now.
Mr. Big Food has a nice relationship with Billy, the seafood guy at the grocery, and Larry, the meat guy. Billy seasoned and steamed the shrimp. Looks amazing.
This is a cold food tailgate, so we got out pretty cheap. Only two carts’ worth of stuff. About $350 to feed 120 people. That’s $2.90 per serving.
After we returned home from shopping, Mr. Big Food made the brine for Dixie’s Pickled Eggs, and hard boiled four dozen eggs. Dixie needs three dozen. Corned Beef Salad needs another dozen. Artichoke Squares need another dozen raw.
My favorite part of tailgate cooking is laying everything out on the bar in the Bunkhouse.