My favorite time of year is just around the corner yet again. There’s nothing quite like grilling out with friends and family on a beautiful fall day and watching our beloved Packers and Badgers go to work. At Wisconsinmade there is everything you need to prepare for another football season – from tailgating goodies to Packers and Badgers gourmet snacks, you’ll find anything you want for the upcoming season.
Check out a few gourmet football foods below.
The Packer Cheese and Sausage Gift Box by Fruit Ranch is the perfect gift for any Green Bay Packer fan. The gift box includes a Green and Gold Football-shaped Cheddar Cheese; cuts of several Wisconsin Cheeses and Summer Sausage. The Packer Cheese and Sasuage Gift Box is great for tailgating, too.
The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack is two bags of this delicious sweet and salty snack. This made from scratch caramel corn has bits of Applewood Smoked Bacon added for a unique, crispy taste! The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack by Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge includes two 1 lb. bags each packaged in clear cellophane. Enjoy as a snack at home, at your next party, or send it to a college student to snack on while studying.
Show your Badger pride with Bucky’s Snack Assortment by Elegant Arrangements by Maureen. The wicker basket is filled with gourmet Wisconsin snacks that would please Bucky Badger himself. Bucky’s Snack Assortment is loaded with Bucky Badger Medium Chunky Salsa, Bucky Badger Sweet Pretzel Dip ‘N Mustard, Bucky Badger Mini Party Pretzel Twists, Bucky Badger White Corn Tortilla Chips, Bucky Badger Party Snack Mix, Wisconsin Shaped Mild Cheddar Cheese, Smokey Valley Beef Summer Sausage, and a Wisconsin Badger W Drink Cup. It’s a perfect study gift for a student or a great addition to your Badger party.
March Madness has begun! Here are a few apparel items for kids who are consumed by the college basketball tournament.
The Wisconsin Youth Gray Embroidered Hoodie by Genuine Stuff features a Wisconsin applique and W logo embroidered on the front. The light gray hooded sweatshirt has cuffed wrists and waist and front handwarmer pocket. Makes an ideal gift for a young Badger fan.
The Wisconsin Badgers Youth Lounge Pants feature an all over print of Bucky Badger and Wisconsin. The soft, red lounge pants have elastic waist and faux front fly. The Wisconsin Badgers Youth Lounge Pants are as comfortable as they are stylish.
The Wisconsin Badgers Toddler Hoodie and Pants Set by Adidas will look great on young Badger fans. The red hooded sweatshirt features ribbed cuffs and waist, and front pouch pocket with Wisconsin and the Adidas logo printed on the front. The matching elastic waist pants with ribbed ankles have Bucky Badger screen printed on the left leg. Accent stitching is included on both pieces.
College basketball is in full swing. With March Madness only a month away, it’s time to get prepared for the big tournament. Here are a few great gift ideas for Badger Basketball fans.
This Custom Basketball Team Sugar Cookie Gift Tin allows you to customize several of the cookies with your favorite team colors and player jersey number. The gift tin includes 20 hand decorated sugar cookies in the following basketball shapes – jersey, referee shirt, basketball, hoop, scoreboard and whistle. Customize the three player jersey shaped cookies with a player jersey number, color of jersey, and color of jersey trim and number in the three Personalization boxes below. All other cookies in the gift tin will be as shown in the image. No matter what basketball team you support, you can customize the jersey shaped cookies with your favorite number and team colors – no team names, player names, or team logos are available. The Custom Basketball Team Sugar Cookie Gift Tin is perfect for your next sports party and is a great gift for every basketball fan.
Bo Ryan: Another Hill to Climb is an autobiography of the University of Wisconsin head basketball coach. The book tracks Bo Ryan’s successes at UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Madison. This book, written by Bo Ryan with Mike Lucas, captures the coach’s memories of the many people who have influenced his journey as well as the hurdles and highlights that accompanied each step up the coaching ladder. College basketball fans will enjoy reading about Ryan’s insight into the game, the coaching profession, and big time college basektball.
The University of Wisconsin Sports Runner is a unique rug for your game room, a child’s room, or anywhere you want to show your Badger pride. Choose either a Badger Basketball or Badger Football runner. The rectangular basketball runner has a basketball court design and features a large motion W logo in the center, Wisconsin at one end, and Badgers at the other end. The rectangular football runner has a football field design and features a large motion W logo in the center, Wisconsin in one end zone, and Badgers in the other end zone. Non-skid backing ensures a rugged and safe product. Made in America by Sports Licensing Solutions.
The University of Wisconsin Mini Hoop Basketball Set includes a small Badger foam basketball and plastic backboard both with motion W logo. This mini hoop set comes with brackets for hanging in your office, dorm room or home. Have fun practicing your basketball skills on a small scale while showing your UW Badger pride. The UW Mini Hoop Set is great for teens and adults and can be fun for children ages 4 and up.
By now you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. If you haven’t, it’s a sensation that’s taking over the social media world. Participants donate to the ALS Association, video tape themselves getting drenched with a bucket of ice water, and then challenge friends to do the same. So far, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $15.6 million according to a recent Time magazine article.
I know it doesn’t have much to do with food, but it’s certainly resulted in some crazy antics that are well worth sharing – so I thought I would write a post about it for the Edible Antics blog. Here are some of your favorite Wisconsin sports stars taking the challenge!
University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball coach Bo Ryan thinks he got lucky, but not so fast! Your move Bucky Badger!
Green Bay Packer Quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to prove he’s awesome by taking the icy plunge.
Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers states the obvious – “that was cold!”
Meanwhile, Bob Uecker says “Why’d you waste the ice on those guys? Some cocktails would have been nice!” Click here to watch.
What’s your favorite ice bucket challenge video? Post it in the comments!
In Wisconsin, some words have different meanings than they do in the rest of the USA. Luckily, I’ve put together a fun and fabulous guide to Wisconsin words. Enjoy!
What it usually means: A misbehaving child.
What it means in Wisconsin: A German sausage that is boiled in beer, grilled and served on a crusty bun. Brats can be found at every Wisconsin cookout, sporting event and celebration.
Shop for Wisconsin brats online.
What it usually means: The cold weather months of December through March.
What it means in Wisconsin: The cold weather months of October through April when you question your decision to live in a place where the air hurts your face.
As the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team continues down the road to the Final Four, you will need some snacks to properly enjoy the trip to victory. Here is a countdown of the best Wisconsin basketball snacks.
5. Badger Snack Sticks– Nothing says “On Wisconsin!” like cheese and sausage packaged together for perfectly cheesy and meaty bites.
4. Wisconsin Popcorn Tin– Pre-popped popcorn is the perfect Wisconsin basketball snack- no preparation required, just open tin, shovel into your mouth, and keep your eyes on the action.
3. Bucky’s Favorites from Babcock Hall Dairy– This cheese is made at the University of Wisconsin. They say it is Bucky’s favorite varieties and I believe it- he definitely strikes me as a Cheddar and Monteray Jack type of guy. Can you imagine Bucky eating Brie? No way!
2. State Street Brats– You can’t talk about Wisconsin food without mentioning bratwurst. No matter where you live, you can make your street into State Street.
1. Babcock Hall Ice Cream– This is the ultimate Wisconsin fan favorite. Beleive it or not, all of the foods mentioned, including the ice cream ship all over the United States, so you can enjoy a taste of Wisconsin no matter where you live. Order today so goodies can arrive in time for the next big game.
Watch out Rose Bowl, here comes the Wisconsin Badgers! I wish I could be in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl on January 1st, but looks like I will have to celebrate with my own Rose Bowl party right here in Madison. Since my Wisconsin themed Rose Bowl party will mostly involve heavy foods like cheese, bratwurst, and Babcock Hall ice-cream, I decided to lighten up the Rose Bowl cuisine with a veggie tray, garnished with tomato roses. The tomato roses seem fancy and look great, but they are surprisingly easy to make. Read on to find out how to make them.
If Wisconsin farmers raised bananas would Wisconsin milk grow on trees? Blustery-gray, November weather has Wisconsinites cheering when the thermometer tops 50. As winter blows in, we now greet each other with commiserating remarks about our impending deep freeze. Few are happy about it, most give a resigned gripe. But it could have been different, and if so, would we be any happier?
If Wisconsin had been located south of the border, we could be growing bananas. Our Welsh fore-bearers, the original Badgers, would have carried banana bread into the mines rather than turnip pasties. But think of the sacrifice. Our milk would come from a nut, – a nut that grows high in a tree, – a tree so high that one must climb to harvest it. This nut is so dense that it must be hacked at with a knife to split it open. And then only a thin, semi-sweet, high-in-the-wrong-type-of-fat, pale liquid spills out everywhere which we would call “milk”? Would our children be happy with this milk-substitute? Consider how good we have it now.
Click on “Continue reading…” for the rest of the pep talk and a recipe for banana bread with coconut.