Oct 31, 2008

SEC Showdown!

For those of you who watch college football, you're already aware of the classic showdown happening Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. It's the annual Georgia/Florida game! It's a huge rivalry and is always a great game to watch! My BFF is a diehard Georgia fan (but I love her anyway) and we like to watch the game together when we can.

In honor of this game, I'm going to share a recipe that I always serve during this match up. I've borrowed it from Ms. Paula Deen of The Lady & Son's fame from Savannah. It's called South Georgia Caviar and its the perfect tailgating munchie! Here's the recipe:


2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained

1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (recommended: Ro-Tel)

2 cups chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped fresh jalapeno peppers

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 (8-ounce) bottle Italian dressing

1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimentos, drained

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir gently to combine. Refrigerate mixture overnight. Serve with corn chips. Yield: 15 servings

I know, it sounds different with the black-eyed peas, but it is sooo yummy! It's salsa-like and it is so easy to make! You can serve it right after you make it, but its even better the next day. I'd rather eat this than regular salsa. It goes down good with a nice cold beer!

Is there a game you're excited about this weekend? Tell me about it!



  1. We're huge ACC fans, but we did see the end of the Florida-Georgia game yesterday. I don't think Georgia's season is ending up the way they thought it would.

  2. I was hoping for more of a match up, but Georgia just couldn't get it together. GO GATORS!

  3. Congrats on the win yesterday. I'm a die-hard Georgia fan, so it was a difficult game to watch. I certainly expected a better match-up, but we just couldn't get it together.

    Love the recipe...I make a similar version...it's a great dip and makes a delicious topping on a grilled pork chop.


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