We won! We won!  :)  Actually, we crushed FAMU 48 to 16.


It was an excellent night for football!


The ride down to Miami was fun.  We listened to The Game’s Documentary and did a fair share of rapping.


I also did some work on the laptop. 🙂


My light lunch consists of crackers and hummus:


And grapes:


We arrived early and set up our tailgate in a prime location:


I surveyed the land… it wasn’t anticipated to be a hard game (FAMU isn’t ranked) so the fans didn’t really come out.  One thing about Miami fans is that we’re pretty fair-weather, unfortunately.  🙁


It did get busier!  We get there about four hours before the game and not everyone is as hardcore.  :) 


The Husband’s old friends came to hang out, too!


I had two Hoegaardens:


And we started with Pumpkin Dip, apple slices, and cinnamon Stacy’s pita chips.


This Pumpkin Dip was SOOOO good.  If you like pumpkin, you will love this dip!  Very sweet and creamy.  It tasted delicious with apples. 


We also had some salsa and chips.


And then I got to GRILLIN! I am the grill mistress…. of vegetarian tailgates. 🙂


I cooked up asparagus (marinated in balsamic), Arnold Bread whole wheat hot dog buns with cheese, Bush vegetarian baked beans, and a veggie burger.


(The hot dogs were for our friends.)


Unfortunately, the Dr. P’s veggie burger fell apart upon flipping (it was intended for the Husband)!


Here’s my healthy tailgate entree:


I had fruit salad, baked beans, and a grilled asparagus ‘hot dog.’ The sammie was SOOO tasty! 


The game itself was pretty uneventful and not stressful.  I think we scored two touchdowns in the first 10 minutes (but don’t quote me on that; I’m so tired!).  It was a relaxing game, which was a nice change of pace considering our first four games were so hard.


I did make it onto the jumbo screen!  That was very exciting.  🙂


The FAMU band was AMAZING.  They have 100 members of the marching band and they GET DOWN!  I made a video; I’ll upload it tomorrow.


Soft serve ice cream in the 4th quarter (we split it):


And…. then we drove back to Orlando!  I snacked on some more Stacy’s chips while driving to keep myself occupied.  Three hours later, I’m home and exhausted.  It was a long but very fun tailgate.


Until next game!  :)  GO CANES!



  • Julie @savvyeats October 11, 2009, 2:53 am

    That pumpkin dip looks great, I’ll have to try it sometime!

    Three hour drives to the games is some major devotion! 🙂

  • Jo @ Seeking Healthy Balance October 11, 2009, 3:09 am

    I’m really enjoying seeing your healthy tailgate ideas. Its just the sort of occasion when many people would fall on the classic unhealthy options so its great to see alternatives. The asparagus hot dog is genius and looks delicious!

  • Kristine October 11, 2009, 3:22 am

    the asparagus hot dog actually looks really good! ill have to try that with the leftovers next time i make some.

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, Healthy living blog :) October 11, 2009, 3:47 am

    Sounds like an excellent time! Shame about the vege burger lol

  • maria October 11, 2009, 3:57 am

    Too bad about the burger! That soft serve looks good. I like how you eat like a normal person, but find ways to make it work for you.

  • Simone @ P:T October 11, 2009, 4:09 am

    AGHHH, I love football games! Sad to see the Dr P burger fall through the grill grate, but looks like you had more than enough good and healthy eats to make up for it. Oh, and hoorah for soft serve!! 😉

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 11, 2009, 6:39 am

    Looks like fun. I might have to try that asparagus “hot dog” sometime. The whole wheat bun looks good too. Glad your team won!

  • Julie October 11, 2009, 7:17 am

    You were on the jumbo tron!? How cool!! How did you get on there?
    I love rapping along to rap music. If I wasn’t white enough, it makes me feel ten times whiter.

  • AshleyLauren October 11, 2009, 8:14 am

    We (UF) played FAMU in 2003 (I think?), and half time was awesome!!!! They spelled out “get krunk” on the field…too funny.

    I’m paying attention to your healthy tailgates for FL/GA (I’m still holding out hope that we can find tix for under $500….)!!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 11, 2009, 8:26 am

    That tailgate looks as delish as it sounded when you posted about it earlier, and don’t send hate mail but . . . your husband had the way better “rapper” face than you in the back ground of your photo! 😉

    • caitlin October 11, 2009, 11:03 am

      hahah yea he’s much more hardcore than i.

  • Meg C. October 11, 2009, 8:40 am

    pumpkin dip? another thing i can put pumpkin in? loves it.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 11, 2009, 8:48 am

    I want some pumpkin dip NOW!

  • Nicole October 11, 2009, 9:06 am

    Wow! It sounds like you had a great game! The football games are so much different in the southeast than they are in the southwest! Everyone is A LOT more enthusiastic for sure in the southeast! That pumpkin dip looks amazing especially with those cinnamon chips!

  • angieinatlanta October 11, 2009, 9:23 am

    Having asparagus as your “hot dog” is a great veggie idea!

    I’ve heard only great things about the FAMU band; can’t wait to see the video!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 11, 2009, 9:26 am

    What a fun day! I loved your outfit, such cute shorts. I want to go and buy some now. I would of never thought to put “asparagus” on your hot dog, but it looked good.

    =) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after a 100+ POUND weight loss)

  • MelissaNibbles October 11, 2009, 9:31 am

    Asparagus hot dog is interesting. I’d have difficulty eating it. I drop food all over myself and I know that’d be trouble.

    Glad they won!

  • Stephanie October 11, 2009, 9:42 am

    gahhhhh soft serve ice cream, my obsession!! i had some swirl yesterday too, mmmmm 🙂

  • Gina October 11, 2009, 9:57 am

    I love Dr. P’s burgers, but I do hate how they fall apart so easily! I’ve gone off ice cream for awhile because it’s starting to get cold here, but that soft serve looks delicious!

  • Lizzy October 11, 2009, 10:11 am

    WHat a fun day. I like that you grilled the asparagus and made it into a sammy! what a great idea! i love having grilled veggies and making them into sandwiches! 🙂

  • Evan Thomas October 11, 2009, 10:11 am

    I love the asparagus dog. And that’s exactly why I do not care for that brand of veggie burger

  • Stacey October 11, 2009, 10:17 am

    LOL I laughed when I saw your asparagus hotdog…Then I called my boyfriend to come over and look at it, haha. Tis a good idea though! Sounds like a fun night, and rapping in the car with the boyfriend is the best 🙂

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) October 11, 2009, 10:34 am

    I’m loving the pumpkin dip idea! I’m obsessed with pumpkin this time of year, as it seems most bloggers are. 🙂

  • Dayna October 11, 2009, 11:19 am

    The first picture that you posted is beautiful. Great shot of the sunset. 🙂

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 11, 2009, 11:25 am

    I love your asparagus hot dog!!!! Your car ride there sounds fun – rapping!!? Love it!

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) October 11, 2009, 12:19 pm

    The asparagus + cheese sammie is genius! Looks awesome!

  • Jenna October 11, 2009, 9:00 pm

    your healthy lunch looks great! love the asparagus in a hot dog bun!

  • lindsay October 11, 2009, 10:54 pm

    Did you and the husband buy a bigger car?? I really like those chryslers!! How did the asparagus sandwich go??

    • caitlin October 12, 2009, 8:08 am

      yup! a pacifica. i like it a lot. 🙂 good for tailgating and babies (in the future)

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion October 12, 2009, 7:55 am

    Looks like a good time. That pumpkin dip looks good, I loooove pumpkin! Grilled asparagus is simply delicious! Glad you had fun! PS I love your Cranes Nike Tempo shorts! Those are my favorite running shorts!

  • Emma October 12, 2009, 9:08 am

    It looks like Florida in general had a good day. They totally kicked LSU’s butts on Saturday. (Not the Canes, but still).
    I don’t like football, but I love me some marching bands.

  • Melissa October 13, 2009, 11:59 am

    Actually, their called the Marching 100 because they step 100 times a minute. Sometimes they do have only 100 members – other times more 🙂 They’re awesome!

  • Beverly October 20, 2009, 12:20 pm

    (I’m very behind in my google reader, hence the very late response…)

    That pumpkin dip sounds delicious! Congrats on the win!

    I don’t comment often, but had to post some smack talk… My husband and I are die hard Clemson fans… you’re going down on Saturday!!! 🙂 It should be a great game! Good luck to you (sort of.. hehe) 🙂

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