Tailgating Tuesdays: Vegetarian Recipes & GIVEAWAY ($70 value)

Okay, so I tailgating often means you are eating food that mom usually wouldn’t approve of, but isn’t that part of the fun? My hubby would say yes! Well… to be more precise he would say something along the lines of…there is no Tofu in Tailgating! And he might be right?  But why not think outside the box, or rather, the bun.  We need not limit our tailgating experience to meats that fit in bun! Right!?!

Besides, tailgaters come in all different shapes, sizes, team colors, weird superstitions, and yes, each even has different dietary needs. So, if you hadn’t guessed, this Tuesday’s Tailgating topic is vegetarian tailgating recipes…. I am saying yes to Tofu and tossing the buns!

The first recipe is Asian inspired and I think it tastes scrumptious!

Asian Toasted Tofu (yummy side)


  • 1 package extra-firm tofu
  • 1 cup peanuts (plain or honey roasted)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 bottle Kraft toasted Asian sesame dressing


  1. Marinade tofu in dressing for at least 30 minutes before grill….just enough dressing so that it is submerged, about half a bottle.
  2. Grill onions till tender.
  3. Grill Tofu for roughly 5-6 minutes on each side (this will vary depending on the temperature of your grill so keep an eye on it.
  4. Remove from grill and cut into bite sizes. Add peanuts, onions, and remaining dressing toss gently and enjoy!








Chili Cheese Burrito


  • 1 can Chili Ready Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can Kidney beans
  • 1 can blackeye peas
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 pepper diced
  • 1 package of lightlife Smart Ground Original (faux beef)
  • 8 cheese sticks (whichever type you prefer)
  • 1 package tortillas (I like the whole grain)



  1. To make chili: Place chili ready tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, blackeye peas, tomatoes, Smart Ground and pepper in slow cooker on medium heat for a couple hours before you plan on tailgating.  Either leave in slow cooker or take entire container or place in smaller containers.
  2. Once you begin tailgating place the little griddle or aluminum foil on grill then add one tortilla, a couple tablespoons of the chili o the center of the tortilla, one cheese stick in the center of tortilla on top of chili and then top with a few slices of onion (I like mine grilled first but you do not have to grill them first).
  3. Leave on gill for about 4-5 minutes and remove once cheese starts to melt.
  4. For added texture and flavor … dab a tablespoon full of plain Greek yogurt in the center.



And for Dessert…Buckeye cakes! Yep, that’s right, I said Buckeye!


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • ½ stick of butter at room temperature
  • 2 cup confession sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of Milk


  1. Follow directions on the back of the cake mix box and cook in cupcake forms.
  2. For frosting…mix butter and peanut butter into mixer at medium speed. Add milk and slowly add sugar until it is the right consistency.
  3. Frost cupcakes after they have cooled otherwise the frosting will melt.

Enjoy! And go Bucks!!

And now for the giveaway!

I am not sure who had a chance to view the vlog from the first Tuesday’s Tailgating post so I thought I would include it here for those who did not view it so that you know more about the products that are in the giveaway.


This giveaway includes:

  • Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern
  • Grate Chef Stainless Steel Wipes (6 wipes)
  • Grate Chef Non-Stick Grill Wipes (6 wipes)
  • Grate Chef Firestarters
  • Grate Chef The Groove All-in-one cleanser-filled scrubbing pads (3 pads)
  • Grate Chef Flare Down
  • Set of 4 Plate-N-cup

And is valued at $70!

In order to enter the giveaway you will need to

  1. Like Mom on the go in Holy Toledo facebook page (if you haven’t done so already)
  2. Follow Mom on the go in Holy Toledo blog
  3. Like Thermacell facebook page
  4. Like Grate Chef facebook page

And last but not least, comment to this post stating you have done all four and share what college football team or NFL team you root for!!

Good Luck!

Tailgating Tuesdays: Tailgate Ajar

When tailgating preparation is key! Prep food prior to tailgating, and one of my favorite allies when it comes to preparation is the Mason jar.  What does preparation mean?

It means:

  • Cut veggies (onions and mushrooms for burgers or sliders),

  • Have patties formed ahead of time and seasoned then placed between wax paper so they do not stick together.
  • Have cheese sliced, placed between wax paper, and ready to go
  • Eggs mixed and ready… just shake and pour onto griddle (yes, you can have eggs and bacon wraps thanks to the little griddle…make certain eggs are kept in the cooler with ice and used within a couple hours)
  • Have salad layered into a Mason jar then simply flip upside-down onto your plate…I know what you are thinking, salad and tailgating do not mix but wait….

Here is a great example of a Tailgating friendly salad recipe that even the men will enjoy……

Spicy Buffalo & Blue Cheese Salad

What you will need:

  • ¼ head of lettuce
  • ½ a tomato washed and sliced
  • ½ a cucumber washed and sliced, then quartered, the smaller the better
  • ½ a green pepper washed and sliced into small pieces
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (any kind)
  • 10 Wheat Thin Spicy Buffalo crackers broken into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Bolthouse Blue Cheese dressing (or your favorite blue cheese dressing)

Makes one Mason jar or two serving


  • Place lettuce in the bottom of the Mason Jar
  • Add tomatoes to jar
  • Add cucumbers to jar
  • Add green peppers to jar
  • Add  cheese 
  • Add Wheat Thin Spicy Buffalo crackers on top
  • Pack your favorite Blue Cheese dressing (Bolthouse has an amazing Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing I like and it is less fat) and add prior to eating.

Preparation is not limited to the main course, don’t forget about dessert! Here are a few yummy recipes that can be made before you leave your home and enjoyed while tailgating.

S’more Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in mason jars

What you will need:

  • 2 graham crackers
  • One package/ two Reese’s Peanut Butter cups
  • 4 tablespoons of Fluff

Makes one Mason Jar or 2 serving sizes


  • Breakup a graham cracker into bite size pieces and place in bottom of Mason jar
  • Add 2 tablespoons of Marshmallow Fluff
  • Breakup one Reese’s cup into pieces and place on top of the Fluff
  • Breakup a graham crackers into bite size pieces and place on top of Reese’s cup
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of Fluff
  • hen place the other Reese’s cup on top!

What you will need:

  • 2 Premade angel food cakes or any individual dessert cups
  • 8 medium strawberries washed and quartered
  • 4 tablespoons Stonyfield French Vanilla yogurt

Will make one Mason jar or two servings


  • Add one cake cup to bottom of Mason jar
  • Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • Add half the strawberries
  • Place second cake cup on top of strawberries
  • Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt on topAdd remaining strawberries


But wait! There is something missing from the Strawberry Stonyfield Shortcakes, chocolate!

Follow the above directions but simply add one Kashi Chocolate Soft-Baked Square to the top.

Tailgating Tuesdays: Products Review (video clip)

As promised, it is the first Tuesday in September and Tailgating Tuesdays is commencing. What is Tailgating Tuesdays? Every Tuesday in the month of September will include tailgating topics such as tailgating tips, product reviews, recipes, and yes, even a giveaway! So be sure to check out what tailgating topics are in store each and every Tuesday this month.

For the first installation of Tailgating Tuesdays I am providing reviews on some of the best tailgating products around. I had originally planned on providing these product reviews on a couple local news channels but thanks to the political conferences the tailgating segment got bumped, I was total bummer. But also a little relieved, the first segment would have been recorded on my daughter’s first day of school so I am glad I did not have to miss such a monumental day (after all, you only get 12 of those and of those 12 I am pretty sure you can only get away with holding their hand, dropping them off and giving them kisses and hugs until maybe 4th grade, if I am lucky). So, without further ado, the products review…..



I am not sure if you noticed but I did record this with a toddler and preschooler in the room.  They both adlibbed a few comments in the background but I hope my points were received clearly.

Also, with regard to the giveaway, I will be giving away four out of the five items discussed in the review. What item would you be interested in winning?

Now it is your turn to share. Have you ever tailgated before a game?  If not, would you tailgate with your family? What is your favorite sport to tailgate? Do you have a favorite item or products that you use tailgating?