This past weekend, Mark and I drove to Jacksonville and slept at Jared & Jacki Roche's home on Friday night. Not wasting any time, we made some cocktails and started making Mark's amazing Buffalo Chicken Dip. (I'll post the recipe at the bottom of the post)
The next day, we got up around 7am and were on the road by 8am...making one stop to subway to get quick breakfast sandwiches. Just as all four of us walked in, wearing our FSU gameday attire head to toe, we realized the guy behind the counter was wearing a gator's hat. He was not as amused as were were to say the least. It was a great way to start our day ;)
Three hours later, we arrived in Tallahassee. For me, it was the first time back since my graduation in May09. I couldn't wait to get out of the car.
Pulling into to our tailgating spot, running into familiar faces, and realizing that we had all season left, was a great feeling.
After getting to our seats in the stadium, Mark realized that we were sitting next to Eric Bowman's parents. Eric is a Kappa Sigma fraternity brother of Mark and Jared's. The game and company we were with was great. Long story short, FSU won the game 34-10 and we were exhausted.
That was our first home game as new season ticket holders, which means we are excited to have a bigger and better tailgate next week. Our next game is this Saturday in Tallahassee at 3:30pm against Wake Forrest.
The best part about being ticket holders is knowing that you don't have to be sad after the weekend is over because you get to go next weekend and do it all over again! Go Noles.
Good times and they have only just started.
BEST BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
4-5 chicken breasts
2 packages of philly cream cheese
1 cup of choppped celery
1 cup of ranch
1 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce
1 package of shredded cheese ( can be cheddar or cheese blend)
Boil the chicken,
Shred chicken with a fork (it's hot be careful),
Place the shredded chicken and add cream cheese into a 12 inch skillet - heat for 5 min -
Then add in ranch, red hot, & chopped celery
Cook another 10 min.
Then place all the ingredients into a 9x13 baking dish
Bake 25 min on 350 degrees
Remove from oven and sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese on top
Bake again for another 15 min
Serve with chips
From our tailgate to yours, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.