Florida/Georgia Game 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida


Not every Florida or Georgia fan can make it to Jacksonville for the big Florida/Georgia game.  Many people homegate with friends and family.

Such a family is the Crawford family in Cashiers, NC.  They own and operate the Cashiers Farmers Market.  The Crawfords are huge Gator fans spending part of the year in Florida and part in Cashiers.

Cashiers Farmers Market with tractor during fall leaf season photo by Kathy Miller

Fall is in the air in the North Carolina mountains and the Cashiers Farmers Market is brimming with folks visiting the area for leaf season.

Cashiers Farmers Market in Cashiers, NC photo by Kathy Miller

I asked Robin Crawford for a good tailgating recipe for the Florida Gators.

Her instant reply was Calico Baked Beans

Gator Calico Baked Beans photo by Kathy Miller

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup ketchup or 1/2 cup Bone Suckin' Sauce (bbq)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans (or pinto or black beans)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Bush's Baked Beans
  • 1 (15 oune) can butter beans

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Fry ground beef in bacon grease until tender.
  3. Combine onion, ketchup or bbq sauce, salt, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar and partially drained beans in a 3 quart oven container.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add hamburger and crumbled bacon.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

    Notes

    Kathy's Comments...You can skip the brown sugar if you prefer less sugar.  The Bush's Baked Beans have brown sugar in them.  I also love the idea of using your favorite barbecue  sauce instead of ketchup.  This can give the beans a regional twist...North Carolina style, Kansas City style...Also add another can of beans or two to stretch.

Cashiers Farmers Market via KathyMillerTime

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Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com

I’m sure the game will be on in the Cashiers Farmers Market come Saturday.

Another friend and Georgia fan, Laurie Cordell,  gave me her “baked bean” recipe.  Laurie and husband Jim will be watching the game from their mountaintop.  The beans in this recipe give it a unique twist…  Green Beans!

BBQ Green Beans

Serving Size: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon or more, cooked & crumbled
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 (15- ounce) cans cut green beans (drained)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup

Instructions

  1. Heat the ketchup and brown sugar, while frying the bacon. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  2. Add the chopped onion to bacon grease and cook until tender.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the (drained) green beans, crumbled bacon, onion and sugar/ketchup mixture.
  4. Toss. Pour into casserole dish and cover with foil.
  5. Bake at 250 degrees for 3 hours.

Notes

Seems like a long time to bake, but doing so at a very low temperature. This is a great new way to have baked beans*** baked GREEN beans.

By Laurie Cordell via KathyMillerTime

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Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com

I love a good college football rivalry and there is none better than the Florida/Georgia game held annually in Jacksonville, Florida.

 Equal number of tickets are allotted to each school.  The stadium is evenly divided; half Florida fans,

Florida band and fans at annual Florida/Georgia game, Jacksonville, FL photo by Kathy Miller

half Georgia fans,

Georgia band and fans Florida/Georgia game in Jacksonville, Fl photo by Kathy Miller

making for one of the most exciting game day atmospheres in the country.

Enjoy the game whether you are tailgating or homegating.

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.

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