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Last years tailgates (i finally got around to posting)

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by indygreg, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. indygreg

    indygreg Fire Starter

    ok i know this is from last fall and this isn't all smoking but i thought someone might like this. We have 2 boys and years ago my wife told me that she wanted to be the house that all the kids come to. soon we figured out that teenagers are like wild animals - if you put food out they all come running. all through high school my summer food bills were off the hook but i usually had a pack of my boys friends hanging at our house. now my oldest is at college and my younger one about to go so we are taking this show on the road by tailgating. i spent that last year building this ridiculous custom van that we use for traveling and tailgating.

    we did pulled pork fajitas for one, beef sammys for one, beef fajitas and one of our most popular was moink balls. also finished the year with bananas fosters pancakes on my camp chef griddle. i didn't get great pics because i was too busy tailgating but here are some pics of the fun!






    Fajitas on the griddle


    Final Tailgate was bananas fosters pancakes
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit

    Good Grief!
    This looks like Serious Business!
    Fosters, like in Australian for Beer? :confused:

    Holy cow! I think I see my wife in one of those pictures!
  3. indygreg

    indygreg Fire Starter

    we take our hobbies seriously :)

    the worst part is my wife and i went to the arch rival school. what we do for our kids huh?

    fosters sauce for the pancakes

    Fosters - 8 servings
    8 bananas, sliced
    1 1/2 sticks butter
    1 bag brown sugar
    1/2 cup dark rum
    3/4 cup banana liqueur
    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
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  4. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit

    What a minute. My wife brought me home a bag of brown sugar. It weighs 6 POUNDS. :confused::eek:

    Also, do you think I could substitute a cup and a half of Fireball cinnamon whiskey for the last 3 ingredients? :eek::rolleyes:o_O
  5. BandCollector

    BandCollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    When you say: Fosters - 8 servings . . . . . Does that mean 8 cans of Fosters. . . . Those huge cans?

  6. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit

    Hair of the dog.
    But I think a 25 ounce Fosters would be more like chewing the dogs butt....
    My bro use to say, "BEER! It's not just for Breakfast anymore."

  7. indygreg

    indygreg Fire Starter

    yeah good point about the brown sugar. originally the recipe was in cups but i normalized it to a full bag so i didnt have to measure.

    i don't think we had fosters but i know these were full of cans when i left home and came back empty.

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  8. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit

  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I can see this isn't your first rodeo!
    What a great setup!
    And all the food looks fantastic!
    Congrats on making the carousel!
  10. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Smoking Fanatic

    Hell of a setup you got there! Food looks great!

    Come down south and I will stop by your tailgate any day!
  11. indygreg

    indygreg Fire Starter

    i might! i put about a million hours into this van so far (we call it "the ark" - we go 2 x 2). one way or another i am finishing it this summer. here is the inside so far.



  12. crazzycajun

    crazzycajun Smoking Fanatic

    Wow my tv at the house isn’t that big nice rig
  13. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Rig, Great Set-up, and Awesome looking Vittles!!:)
    Nice Job!

  14. Braz

    Braz Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    It ain't tailgatin' without some cornhole.

    I see a bunch of Boilermaker shirts there but I'll forgive you for that.:D
  15. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's one nice set up you have there for tailgating. Beautiful job on the van--way beyond my skill level.
    The food looks great!!!
  16. indygreg

    indygreg Fire Starter

    My wife and i went to IU, i live in a big red house and have a dog named Indy...it took me 6 months to be able to wear the purdue shirts without getting a rash.
  17. uncletork

    uncletork Smoke Blower

    Bravo sir. You have one heck of a wife and certainly know how to have fun!
  18. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    IG, Great post , awesome food and set-up for your tailgating!
  19. BandCollector

    BandCollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm still confused. . . . Is the part in red the title of the recipe or is it an ingredient of the recipe?

    That is why I asked if you used 8 giant cans of Fosters beer?
  20. indygreg

    indygreg Fire Starter

    sorry i thought you were kidding. i didn't mean to be rude and not answer. that is the title of the recipe. bananas foster is a well known desert made by pouring a banana goo similar to this over ice cream. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananas_Foster

    this is a breakfast version that pours the goo over pancakes. this video isn't the exact recipe i used but you get the idea.