Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanksgiving Prep.....

I have always wanted to make a corn casserole but have never tried it.  Today I thought I would do a trial run and see how it went and then if Hubby liked it, I could make one for Thanksgiving.  I had to do some work arounds but it came out pretty good.  Here's how it went together.

Corn Casserole
1 large package frozen whole kernel corn
3 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup milk (if you would like to more moist add 1/2 cup
1 package Jiffy Cornbread mix (8 ounces)
2 eggs
1 stick butter - melted
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese (Optional)

Note:  If you would like you can substitute a 15 ounce can of creamed corn for that part of the recipe.  I liked making the creamed corn and it was so yummy.

To start put the milk in a sauce pan along with 15 ounces of the corn and heat until thawed.  Add the cream cheese and melt.  I added salt and pepper to taste while this was heating.  If you would like the casserole a little more moist, add more milk at this point and continue to stir until creamy.

In a large bowl add the Jiffy mix, 15 ounces of corn, melted stick of butter, eggs and mix well with creamed corn mixture.  Add sour cream last and mix together well and pour into a greased casserole disk.  I used a large pie plate and it worked perfectly.  This is a fluffy creamy batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until golden brown and firm.  If you would like to add the cheese sprinkle on top and melt.  This makes a delicious casserole and makes a great side dish!

An easy to print copy is located here.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Puttin Out the Leaves.....

I so love the holidays!!  It all begins with Halloween and then Thanksgiving along with Christmas and New Years!  I know there are others but this time of the year just seems so magical.  It seems that for weeks on end we get to be excited, full of Love and anticipation.  Everyone just seems to step a little livelier and have more Joy in their hearts.  I only wish I knew a better way to hold onto this all year long.

I am one of those people who is always working on one holiday about the time the other one shows up - I am still puttin out the leaves when I should be Christmas shopping and getting ready for the tree.  I think I am just trying to make it all last a little longer and of course I am just always behind and procrastinate.  But that's another story.

I know I am not alone - there are lots of blogs about enjoying the Fall season and then the Holidays.  We all try to grab all that we can from each day because it seems so far away before it comes again. 

Well here is my craft tip for today.  A good friend gave me this one and most may already know about it but here goes.  If you want free use clip art and images for scrapbooking and crafts, just go to and enter the subject.  For the one above I just entered thanksgiving images and tons popped up.  The click on the one you like and then left click to save as an image file.  There are so many uses for these and they are beautiful.  Just another way to Savor the Season!