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.
Our Wisconsin culinary tour visits our friends in Brown and Buffalo Counties.
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Brown County by David Benbennick
Brown County is home to about 248,000 folks and occupies 529 square miles. The county seat is Green Bay. Brown County hosts the cities of Green Bay and De Pere and the surrounding suburbs but it known as “Title Town” – the home of our championship football team the Green Bay Packers. This metro based community has much to offer the visitor including over 400 dining opportunities, microbreweries, a distillery, recreation and cultural activities with abundant lodging.
Brown County is home to a number of Wisconsinmade.com artisan partners. They include:
Ski’s Meats is a meat market and deli with cheese and other quality products
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Buffalo County by David Benbennick
Buffalo County is on the far western edge of Wisconsin and offers scenic and pastoral vistas. It is home to about 13,000 Wisconsinites and is 684 square miles in size. The county seat is the city of Alma. One side of the county is along the scenic Mississippi River and includes the cities of Fountain City and Mondovi. While Buffalo County is a more sparsely populated county this rural area supports good dining, interesting lodging and a section of the Great River Road along the Mississippi River.
Edible Antics Buffalo County recommendations include:
Nelson Cheese store in Nelson for ice cream, a broad selection of cheese and wine.
If you are lucky enough to go the Green Bay for a Packers game you are well aware of the traditional tailgating efforts of the fans of America’s greatest team. Steaks, brats, burgers, fish, shrimp are all grilled and washed down with various adult beverages. The clouds of smoke drifting over the parking lots smell wonderful.
Bacon Cheddar Brats
Green and Gold kringle
But there are also huge numbers of us Packer fans that must “tailgate” in front of our television and cheer from afar. For these home bound folks Wisconsinmade has all the fixings. For the grill there are the Packer Brats.
And if you have a young lady that needs a Halloween outfit – how about a Packer Cheerleader! The Green Bay Packers are 6 and 0 going into the bye week so you have plenty of time to prepare for your next “TV Tailgate” party. Wisconsinmade.com would be happy to help with some of these fine products all
Labor Day weekend. It’s the start of high school, college and professional football season. Cities all across Wisconsin have the dedication and verve to attend their home town high school football games on Friday nights. And Saturday the college teams from UW Whitewater to UW La Crosse and of course the University of Wisconsin Madison Badgers engage in gridiron battles. On Sunday (usually) the Title Town Green Bay Packers carry on the historic honor of the only community owned team in the NFL.
Well a large part of all these fans traditions relates to the fine art of “tailgating.” Hours before the game actually begins fans gather in parking lots, parks and homes to eat, share the excitement and prepare for the game. The coolers full of various beverages, the dips and chips, the veggies and fruit with assorted dips and of course the mandatory burned meat. Mostly sausages and hamburgers but occasionally steaks, fish, chicken and more.
gilling up some burgers and dogs
Many visitors to Wisconsin find specific meats that become favorites but are not available in their home markets. Ethic specialties and unique preparations that they miss and wish were available. Folks, who lived in Wisconsin, went to school in Wisconsin or vacationed in Wisconsin need to access these special meats for their tailgating parties.
Wisconsinmade has a broad selection of grilling meats from a large variety – brats to hamburgers, steaks and smoked fish. And relishes, sauces, pickles, mustard, rubs, mushrooms and all the “fixings” can be delivered right to your door, even if you live in a place that doesn’t understand the tailgating tradition.
So….. fire up that computer, order all your fondest memories of the best tailgating treats from Wisconsinmade.com and then on that special evening (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday) Fire up the grill and get your game on!
Super Bowl parties are always fun. Even if the Packers aren’t playing, your Super Bowl party can still have a tasty Wisconsin theme.
Wisconsin Cheese Curds are a local Wisconsin favorite, made fresh everyday. Pop these cheddar curds in the microwave for a few seconds and you will have fresh-tasting squeaky curds. Your Super Bowl guests will love them.
Bacon Caramel Corn is a delicious sweet and salty snack. It is made from scratch with bits of Applewood Smoked Bacon added for a unique, crispy taste! A perfect Super Bowl treat for your guests.
The Super Bowl Cookie Gift Tin is an assortment of delicious sugar cookies honoring this year’s Super Bowl contenders. K-Delights will complete your tailgate party every year with an updated set of cookies. All 20 sugar cookies are homemade and individually hand decorated in the shapes of helmets, footballs and the Lombardi trophy. Attractively packaged in the gift tin with a ribbon wrapped around it.
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!
This extra cool summer in Wisconsin has Packer fans antsy for fall and the start of football season, so get ahead of the game with these fun food related gifts for Packer fans!
Cheesehead Gift Basket – Gift baskets are great, but why not think outside of the basket? The creative Wisconsin artisans at Wisconsinmade.com did, and that’s how they came up with this cheesehead hat stuffed with Wisconsin goodies like pretzels, toffee, crackers, sausages and of course, cheese!
Packer Potholder and Oven Mitt Set– Keep your hands safe from the heat of the grill while you cook brats for your fellow Packer fans with this stylish Packer potholder and oven mitt. Get a set for your own kitchen or give it as a gift for a special thank you, birthday or housewarming gift.
Packer Grilling Set – Cheesehead grill masters will love this packer grilling set. It includes tongs, a grilling fork, and an extra large grilling spatula, all wrapped in an easy to use carrying case that makes tailgating a breeze!
Packer Bottle Opener Built Buckle-Wisconsin football requires Wisconsin beer and you can keep your bottle opener near by at all times with this nifty Packer belt buckle. This amazing contraption holds up your pants AND opens your beer. What more could a Cheesehead ask for?
Packer Gourmet Sugar Cookies– I take that back, here’s something else a Cheesehead might want – dessert! These gourmet sugar cookies are hand-decorated by Wisconsinmade.com’s master cookie decorator. You’ll be impressed with the beautiful details, but even more impressed with the taste!
What’s your favorite food to eat while watching Packer football?
Happy Aaron Rodgers Day friends! In case you didn’t know, 12/12/12 has been designated as a day for Wisconsinites to celebrate Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who happens to be number 12. News reports say that Aaron appreciates the sentiment but would prefer the attention to be dedicated to other things- so how about we focus on tasty Packer party food?
Breakfast Bratritos– This hearty breakfast is Green Bay Packer worthy, and gets a little bit of extra Wisconsin flair with the addition of bratwurst in the place of breakfast sausage. These would be tasty for tailgating at Lambeau Field or from your recliner.
Beer Cheese Soup– Another secret to surviving Wisconsin winters is beer cheese soup. This Wisconsin classic is perfect for game day since it easily serves a crowd. Bread practically begs to be dipped in to this beertastic and cheesy soup.
Mini Sausages with Cheese Sauce– You’ll be the hit of the Packer party with this appetizer. The first time I made this I realized one package of bacon is EXACTLY enough to wrap one package of mini sausages. Coincidence? I think not! Take the normal bacon wrapped weenies to Wisconsin perfection by serving them in a creamy cheese sauce.
Tomato Soup and Grilled
Cheese -If you’re not from Wisconsin and you’re wondering how we
survive these crazy winters, tomato soup and grilled cheese is our
secret. The comfort of grilled Wisconsin cheese and tomato soup to dip
it in makes any day as toasty as the sandwich. Make your soup and
grilled cheese even more Packer friendly with Sun-Ripened Yellow Tomato
Soup from Campbell’s, not only does it have a Packer pride color, but
the taste of sundried tomatoes add a summery kick to the classic comfort
you expect from Campbell’s.
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Packer football party food needs to be hearty, rich in flavor and worthy of the Green Bay Packers. Can you picture Clay Mathews eating hummus or finger sandwiches? Nope, I didn’t think so. Clay would much rather have some sausages wrapped in bacon with beer cheese sauce. If you’ve ever had bacon wrapped anything at a party you know how fast people eat it, but add some beer cheese sauce and you might have to go to the store for more ingredients to make another batch. I also discovered that one package of bacon is EXACTLY enough to wrap one package of mini sausages. Coincidence? I think not. I bet someone from Wisconsin thought of it. Continue reading to find the recipe.
The ultimate Green Bay Packer football food magically showed up in my inbox yesterday. Alright, it wasn't magic, it was sent by Packer fan Bryan Yong. I asked him if he had a blog or Facebook page I could send my readers to but nope, he's just a fan with a kitchen, a video camera and an awesome sense of humor. I hope you enjoy this video recipe as much as I did.
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