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09-06-2007, 02:46 PM
Hi all you brilliant and inventive folks. My husband and I are spending the day with a (new) friend of his. They live about 2-3 hours from us. So, we'll be on the road about 930am. We're meeting at his house and then going with them in their car to the football stadium at 230 for a tailgate party. Game is at 6pm. Back to their house to pick up our car. Home very late.
I'm in a pickle here. Any idea what I could pack to ward off the SAD temptations? I'm trying not to eat so many dehydrated fruits and nuts so I feel as tho I'm not going to have a choice.
I don't want to make an issue of my rawness or draw any attention to it. Want to be discreet.
Any ideas how to handle this situation?
This new friend is a former football player. College and pro. My husband is just thrilled with the invite so there's no way to not go.
09-06-2007, 07:30 PM
Why would you even think about staying home, what a fun way to test out your new energy...Go and have fun with it.
That is an endless question, my suggestion is to make delicious raw food that everyone will eat. Not just things for you, you wont have to
tell anyone anything.
Do you like to cook....
How about a big thing of guacamole and wheat chips from Alissa's book. Served with even more tomatoes.
A fresh fruit salad, that everyone will love....You can munch on it for
b-fast on the way down if you make it big enough! (don't add bananas till you get there)
"Greek type" salad with cherry tomatoes, peppers. onions, raw olives,covered in Italian dressing. (Alissa's book)
Keep the stuff icy cold in a cooler till you serve it. Keep the veggie leftovers handy for the way home.
And some zucchini bars(bread) with dates would be a fabulous seasonal treat.
How much food do you want to bring. (Alissa's book)
I have not made one raw thing that my whole family did not love.
Its fun to cook when you know your making something health for those you love. Can't wait to see what others suggest!
(Edit)OOOU how about make the fruit on Kabobs, then you can just grab one when you need it. No plate needed would look great at a tailgate...Yum
Enjoy the game
09-07-2007, 07:15 AM
Wow! You have some great ideas. To be honest, I didn't even think about taking something to share.....was only thinking of myself.....Jeez is that selfish or what? LOL
We haven't been asked to bring anything and I really don't know what to expect. Are we having lunch at their house first? Only food will be at the stadium? etc.
I will take your advice and have a look thru Alissa's book to see what I could whip up and take.
Thanks so much for your enthusiastic reply!
09-07-2007, 10:13 AM
That's what a tailgate party is, you bring things to share. The person trowing it will usually provide grill and grilling things. ALL OTHERS BRING SIDE DISHES. You don't have to be ask, it's part of the "Tailgate code".;)
I do not tell anyone I'm raw, I can go to something like this and eat like a Queen cuz I know what to bring and how to spot raw items others bring. Everyone will like your kebobs so much that they will briing them next time and you can try out something new. Before you know it, you'll have your friends bringing a raw feast, and you've never said a word.
What game are you going to? We'll cheer you on as you cheer on your team.
09-07-2007, 12:31 PM
Thanks River Mom,
It's the Florida Gators. First home game this season. My husband and his family are HUGE Gator fans.
It's kind of a strange situation. I really don't kniow what to expect. I think we're tailgating....could be we're in a Sky Box.
I better have my husband find out the particulars. Why do men never think to ask these questions? LOL
Ciao for now!
09-07-2007, 12:34 PM
Okay, my husband says we are not to bring anything......better pack some carrots and seeds.....
09-07-2007, 12:59 PM
:confused: Bummer....Wish you all the best anyway...
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