When I think of football season, I think of tailgate food. It might be because I’ve never really been a huge sports fan, or it might just be because I love food.
Of all the sports, I enjoy watching college football most. Both of my parents went to The Ohio State University, so I don’t think I ever had a choice. O-H- …
I have fond childhood memories of making buckeye treats with my parents, wearing scarlet and grey, and making necklaces for luck with buckeye nuts.
To kick-off another football season, I hosted a gluten-free tailgate party sponsored by Foster Farms. There’s nothing better than tailgating on a college campus before attending a game, but you can recreate the experience at home with these three must-haves:
1. Get out your team paraphernalia.
Whether it’s wearing a jersey or using plates with your team’s logo, proudly show off your team spirit. For my party, I borrowed my mom’s OSU plates and baked my infamous gluten-free Buckeye brownies (recipe coming soon).
2. Serve tasty food and drinks.
In addition to serving lighter snack options like chips and dip, make sure you provide items of substance for your guests (especially if you are serving adult beverages). Foster Farms gluten-free corn dogs fit the bill. They’re an easy finger food that will fill your guests up. All of my gluten eating guests loved them!
3. Play games.
What’s tailgating without games? Give your guests something fun to do before the game starts or during halftime with cornhole or washers.
And don’t forget to sit back, relax and enjoy the game. Go Bucks!
* This tailgate party was sponsored by Foster Farms. I was not required to write a positive feature. These are my own thoughts and experiences.