Our last tailgate was a great one!  :)  We won the last game of the regular season while away in Tampa.  It was great fun!

 

On the way down to Tampa, I drank an Eggnog Latte from Starbucks.  I heart seasonal flavors.

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When we arrived in Tampa, we were pleasantly surprised to see a decent amount of Miami fans!  I actually liked the tailgate area, but there were no palm trees.  πŸ™

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I started things off with chips and salsa and a beer:

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We got there around 11 AM for a 3:30 game, so we had loads of time to kill.  We decided to play ladder golf.  When there are only two people, it ends up being quite a workout because you walk back and forth and back and forth between the ladders.  I actually worked up a sweat!

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The Husband beat me three times in a row!  I also drank another Full Moon.

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Then we got to grilling:

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The very first tailgate, we made zucchini and squash sandwiches with Arnold Thins, sprouts, cheese, and mustard.  We marinate the veggies in Italian salad dressings for a few hours before cooking.

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Nom, nom, nom!  So delicious.  The Husband had also veggie burger with his.  I just ate more chips.  πŸ™‚

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Plus fruit salad:

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And a Yuengling, which was one beer too many!  πŸ˜‰

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Five Healthy Tailgates in a row have taught the Husband and I that it’s really not that hard to have a good, healthy meal on the road.  It really doesn’t take any longer for us to prepare our β€œhealthy” BBQs than it did to prepare hot dogs and turkey burgers. 

 

Plus, everything for two people (not including drinks) fit in one little cooler.  So easy!

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The game itself was AWESOME!  It was fun to be the away team, and USF and Miami are an in-state rivalry.   The final score was 31-10 – whoop whoop!

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GO CANES!

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My β€œdinner” wasn’t the perfect meal, but it was delicious (and ummm slightly nutritious).  Not too bad for stadium food.  In addition to a few other servings of corn chips, I snuck a Clementine and Kashi Go Lean! Crunchy bar into the stadium.

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And the Husband and I split this tub of popcorn.

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It was an awesome game.  I’m glad the Husband and I decided to buy season tickets this year – I know it made him happy, and I actually discovered that watching football was fun.  Though, mostly, I just loved cooking on the grill.  πŸ™‚

 

Have a great night.

 

20 miles in the morning! Eck!

{ 40 comments }

 

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 28, 2009, 10:03 pm

    Your so lucky to have a husband that shares the same tastes! Good luck on your uber long run tomorrow!

  • Evan Thomas November 28, 2009, 10:03 pm

    Delicious tailgating, as usual. Hope the 20 miler goes well! I’d love to get a long run in(13-15 miles) but the weather looks horrid. Oh well, definitely Monday in the gym the weather should be good haha

  • katey November 28, 2009, 10:04 pm

    i love football games! I like your idea of making healthy food!

  • Sana November 28, 2009, 10:07 pm

    Go get those 20 milesss!

  • Molly @vegandorm November 28, 2009, 10:12 pm

    ahhh 20 miles! today i was thinking of you during my ten mile race…can’t believe you’re going double that!!! good luck!

  • Meg November 28, 2009, 10:19 pm

    Looks like you guys had fun! USF is my alma mater, though, so it was a tough game for me to watch.

    Good luck on those 20 miles!

  • Kristie Lynn November 28, 2009, 10:23 pm

    Good luck on your run tomorrow! I love the seasonal Blue Moon beer out right now πŸ™‚

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 28, 2009, 10:28 pm

    I have really enjoyed seeing all of your healthy tailgates this season. I love how prepared and organized you guys are. Good luck on the 20 miler tomorrow!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 28, 2009, 10:29 pm

    Again, looks like you had a great tailgate!! I’ve never been to one :/ it’s pitiful…

    Good luck on your run tomorrow!

  • Justy2003 November 28, 2009, 10:31 pm

    You’re going to do awesome on the 20 miles. It’s only 2 miles further than the 18 which you’ve done twice now! I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Good luck!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 28, 2009, 10:35 pm

    Sounds like you guys had a great time. Congrats on the win!
    And so exciting that you’re venturing into “twenty-something” ville tomorrow!

  • Karla November 28, 2009, 10:39 pm

    You guys are too cute! I wish my boyfriend was here to have fun trips with!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 28, 2009, 10:45 pm

    This tailgate was made for me! My favorite beer AND blue corn chips!!

  • Alyssa November 28, 2009, 10:54 pm

    Good luck! You’ll do awesome πŸ™‚

    • Alyssa November 28, 2009, 10:55 pm

      …or awesomely, whatever the “correct” grammatical verbage for awesome is πŸ™‚

  • Amanda November 28, 2009, 11:13 pm

    Eggnog Latte are so stinkin good! I had one yesterday. Your squash and zucchini sandwhich looks really good also. I had some extra zucchini and squash around today and I was trying to figure out what to do with it. I’ll have to keep the sandwhich in mind for next time. I ended up making a Zucchini Herb Casserole. Good luck on the 20 mile run, I’ll be doing a 9 miler tomorrow which is a personal distance record for me.

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 28, 2009, 11:37 pm

    We always called that game “horse balls.” I think “ladder golf” is a smidge more appropriate…

  • Mama Pea November 28, 2009, 11:56 pm

    That picture of you in the stadium is AMAZING! The Univ. of Miami needs to put that on a recruiting pamphlet…get all the boys to come running πŸ™‚

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama November 28, 2009, 11:56 pm

    I always love reading about your tailgate adventures! =)

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 29, 2009, 12:12 am

    Good luck with your run tomorrow!!!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 29, 2009, 12:59 am

    How was the eggnog latte? I can only drink 1/2 a cup of eggnog a year because it’s so rich and sweet so I wondered how the latte was. I have loved reading about your healthy tailgates this season. Sad they are over, but what a great time! I am sending you and Megan good, postive vibes tomorrow! I know you will rock those 20 miles! You are strong, beautiful and capable!! πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin November 29, 2009, 4:55 am

      it was yummy! i would get it again.

  • maria November 29, 2009, 1:10 am

    I think mostly I would have just liked cooking on the grill, too!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run November 29, 2009, 2:02 am

    Super cute pic of you in the stands. The squash and zucchini sammies look yummm!

  • laura prida November 29, 2009, 6:00 am

    hi
    i read your blog everyday and i love it.
    i adopted a puppy today how do you trained yours?
    thanks

    • caitlin November 29, 2009, 11:44 am

      my dogs aren’t trained very well at all – dont take advice from me LOL maybe go to a puppy class at petsmart or petco?

  • Susan November 29, 2009, 6:55 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen two people look so good in bright orange and green πŸ˜‰

  • Emily Eats and Exercises November 29, 2009, 7:16 am

    I’m not a huge football fan, but I love the vegetarian tailgates you guys plan. Makes me want to join you for sure.
    Good luck on the 20 miles – can’t wait to hear about it.

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals) November 29, 2009, 8:11 am

    These vegetarian recipes are great, totally goes to prove that you can eat healthy at a tailgating party without missing out on the fun! good luck on the 20!

  • MelissaNibbles November 29, 2009, 8:32 am

    Looks like a blast! Makes me want to tailgate. Maybe I’ll just have a little cookout in the parking lot of my apartment complex instead…

  • Erin November 29, 2009, 9:03 am

    You’ve definitely given me some ideas for tailgating in the future. It’s not necessarily harder to have a healthy one, just takes more planning. πŸ™‚

  • skinnyrunner November 29, 2009, 11:08 am

    looks like some good grubbing. good luck with the 20 today!
    ive never seen ladder golf?!

  • Nicole, MS, RD, LD November 29, 2009, 11:32 am

    Good luck with your 20-miler!!

    Your zucchini sandwich looks soooo yummy! And I’ve never heard of Full Moon, mmmm! <3 beer!

  • Maggie November 29, 2009, 11:48 am

    Sounds like a bunch of fun! Have a great weekend! Can you post the recipe for the zuch sammie?

    Maggie

    MYBREAKFASTBLOG.COM

    • caitlin November 29, 2009, 12:14 pm

      no real recipe – just marinade and grill!

  • Anne P November 29, 2009, 12:13 pm

    Yay! I’m sorry I wasn’t able to meet up yesterday! We only have one car down here and I couldn’t convince anyone to drive me there haha. Oh well πŸ™‚

    Hope you killed the 20 miles today!! xoxo

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner November 29, 2009, 12:21 pm

    Love ladder golf….looks like you had a blast!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 29, 2009, 1:53 pm

    Tailgating sounds like so much fun!! I wish people did that where I am from!

    My provinces football team is playing in the Grey Cup today!!! That is like the superbowl in Canada!!! I hope we win!!

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?) November 29, 2009, 3:04 pm

    Don’t you just love the Stadium? When I worked for USF last year I got tickets a few times and it was fun, since I would never pay the arm and leg to go see the Bucs play.

    Glad you guys had fun, even if you kicked the poor Bull’s booties!

  • jenna November 29, 2009, 3:13 pm

    glad you had a super healthy tail gate!
    jenna

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