The Maine House is remembering all of our good times and family celebrations on our deck at the Texas House! With the countdown moving forward on our final move (yes, we plan on this being our final move), we contemplate whether it will be Texas or Atlanta. There is currently a "tug-of-war" in place between children.....offering up explanations of reasons why we should relocate to either place...such as their sweet faces and countless cute images of grandchildren. All we know thus far is that Maine has been THE BEST place we have ever lived, but it has not replaced our longing for our children and grandchildren. How comforting to know that we must have done something right since our children desire to live near their parents. Why miss holiday's and growing family, daughter-in-law's coming into the fold and perhaps, more grandchildren in the near future...hint, hint!! Anyway, I regress.....we had so many, many good times with family dinners on the deck, it brought to mind these particular baked bean recipes that you will certainly want to add to your outdoor celebrations with family and friends. These are terrific pot-luck dishes or picnic take-a-longs....celebrate the moments of your life!
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a 4-1/2-qt. bean pot or two ungreased 2-qt. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until heated through.