Blue Food and Blue Football Field Grass Are Not Appealing

Many of you have asked how I decide what I will write about each week.  Many times I don’t know until it happens.

It happened on Saturday with the 4th bowl game of the day.

Air Force and Western Michigan.

I learned early in an 8th grade Home Economics class; there is nothing appealing about blue food.  Rare are vegetables in the blue family.  Blueberries are great and come to mind….a few other blue fruits….but blue and food are not the norm.

Same rings true for me with Blue Football Field Grass.  Not Bluegrass because I love the Kentucky Bluegrass and Bluegrass music.

A Blue football field is hard to digest.

Especially if the players are wearing blue.

Boise State’s football field is blue.  It was the home of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, Idaho with Air Force, Western Michigan photo by Kathy Miller

Two random thoughts.  Florida Gators should wear their orange uniforms if ever playing on that field.  Same for Auburn, Tennessee and Texas, the other UT.

Orange and Blue are complimentary colors and would certainly stand out.

Boise State wears blue uniforms which means they blend in with the field.  Hard to see. Hard to tackle.

And one last aside.  I love Idaho potatoes and appreciate their bowl game venue.  Don’t think Idaho potatoes are blue.


Speaking of Kentucky Bluegrass….another Kentucky great….Kentucky Bourbon and Eggnog.

This recipe will be served in our home Christmas Eve.

 I very well remember the first time I tasted real eggnog.  My teetotaling grandmother said, “let’s make eggnog!”  She never drank a drop of alcohol, but at Christmas, that was another thing.

Her recipe, as I remember it, was to place two eggs in a glass, fill with bourbon and beat with an old fashioned eggbeater.  I remember thinking, wow!

I also didn’t think it tasted very good.

My new and improved recipe was given to me by a neighbor and our friends became eggnog drinkers at least at Christmas Time.

One word of caution…it contains raw eggs, beaten and soaked with bourbon overnight.

 Christmas Eggnog photo by Kathy Miller


  • 12 eggs beaten together
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 ½ cups bourbon
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 1/2 quarts cream
  • Nutmeg


  1. Beat eggs. Add sugar and beat well.
  2. Dribble bourbon slowly to egg and sugar mixture, beating continuously.
  3. Let stand overnight or longer in refrigerator.
  4. Day of use, add 1 quart milk and 1 1/2 quarts cream, whipped and folded into bourbon mixture.
  5. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Makes 1 ½ gallons.


This is delicious but deceiving. Make sure your guests understand that bourbon is in the concoction.

By KathyMillerTime


Recipe Printed from

Have a wonderful Holiday Season.  Looking forward to Christmas with my family.  Also looking forward to College Football Bowl Games.

Next post might include photos of my eggnog in moose cups ala Christmas Vacation.

Watch for upcoming stories from my tailgating travels.

I will be in Jacksonville for the Tennessee/Iowa Taxslayer Bowl game.  Stop by to visit.  We’ll be in Lot M.

I’ll save you a seat at the table.


  • Dave Kempf says:

    Kathy, You are so “right on” about the subject of Blue FB Turf! It is disgusting & I refuse to watch games on TV if the turf is blue. LOL!

    Happy Christmas to you.


  • Sue Braddock says:

    I agree, Kathy — that blue field is an assault to the eyes!

    • Now that UT orange and white checkerboard in the end zone looks pretty good to me. Can’t wait for our trip together to the Tennessee/Iowa game. I am going to wear the Iowa button your mother sent me in her honor.

  • leslie terry says:

    Glad you didn’t include a blue cocktail recipe…I will consume any color (I think) drink but blue…just can’t get past thoughts of Windex or antifreeze. 😮
    Merry Christmas!

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