THE Tailgating Game of the Season! (GIVEAWAY)

Here in the Midwest November means two things, Thanksgiving and Ohio State vs. Michigan college football game. Being so close to the Ohio Michigan border often means families are divided. So, during the border battle, you often find deeply intensified rivals.

There have been some crazy stories of Ohio State and Michigan fans going head to head but, for the most part it is a friendly rivalry.  I suppose it depends on where you decide to watch the game. But one thing is for sure, no matter where you are watching the game, or what team you are rooting for, the one thing that remains constant, GRILLING!

Perhaps you have been blessed with ticket to the game or are simply tailgating before the big show down. Maybe your neighbor, family member, or you are hosting a party. Thus, no matter where the grill may reside make certain it is accompanied by Heinz! You can forget a lawn chair, you can forget an umbrella, shoot, you can even forget your beverages, those are all forgivable by fellow tailgaters/party goers, but never, I repeat NEVER, forget the Heinz!


Heinz and Mom on the go in Holy Toledo want to make certain you do not drop the ball at your tailgating party.  So, Heinz is giving away a fun tailgating pack that includes the following:

•                    Heinz 57 Sauce, Heinz 57 Steak Sauce and Heinz 57 Sauce with Honey

•                    Grilling tools

•                    Heinz blanket

•                    Mini football

•                    Heinz tailgating book (Has Q & A to test your football IQ, Football Facts, Heinz field highlights, and recipes!)


(Over a $60 value)

The Heinz Tailgating book has some pretty amazing, mouth-watering recipes.  Here is one my family really enjoyed…


Heinz 57 Pulled Pork

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours


  • 1/2 cup Heinz 57® Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Lea & Perrins® Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped, or about 2 cups
  • 3 1/2 lb. boneless pork shoulder-blade roast, trimmed and cut into 4 pieces


1. In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, mix together 57 Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, mustard, sugar, tomato paste, and onion. Season with salt & pepper if desired. Add pork, turning until well coated. Cover and cook on low heat setting for about 8 hours, or until pork is cooked through (no longer pink or an internal temperature of 165°F) and tender, turning occasionally.

2. To serve, remove pork from slow cooker. Pull pork into shreds using two forks. Return pork to slow cooker and stir until well mixed with sauce. Serve onto your favorite sandwich buns and serve immediately.

TIP: If desired, cook on high heat setting for 4 hours, or until pork is cooked through (no longer pink or an internal temperature of 165°F) and tender, turning occasionally.

And here are two more teasers from Heinz Touchdown to Tailgating book…

Franco’s 1972 Cocktail Meatballs

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with Avocado Salsa

To be entered into the giveaway you will need to do the following:

Like Mom on the go in Holy Toledo facebook page 

Follow Mom on the go in Holy Toledo on twitter

Like Heinz 57 Sauce Facebook page

Post a comment stating you have done all three and then share who you will be rooting for, Ohio State or Michigan?

Winner will be selected randomly Nov. 19th!

Disclosure: Heinz provided me with a tailgating fun pack, love it! No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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: 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?