Sunday, April 27, 2008

Corn Casserole Goodness

Ok, I can not communicate through this blog how yummy this corn casserole is:
(not my pic, mine isn't this pretty because I scraped the top off of it while it was cooking and ate it because I couldn't stand smelling it anymore!)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) package dry corn muffin mix
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, cream style corn, sour cream and melted butter. Stir in whole kernel corn, cheese, onion and chilies. Stir in the corn muffin mix until just moistened.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 75 minutes; or until an inserted knife comes out clean and the top is golden. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
It calls for butter, next time I would leave that out. Next time I'd also use frozen white corn instead of the regular canned corn. I bought a cheap can and it was a little tough. Mine is a little wet too, I forgot about the chickpeas but that would of been the perfect thing to grind up add to it for protein to make this a one dish meal. Healthy? No! Yummy? Oh ya! :)

Let's talk about the food crisis that is suppose to be happening soon. I know in the past I've mentioned I am going to stockpile some things before they went up. Well I didn't and now rice has doubled. Hello! We eat rice all the time. And the good chewy brown rice is way way more. So today I am headed to the dreaded Walmart to stockpile $100 worth of dried beans, rice, pasta, sugar, flour and some canned items. Food is increasing more than the measly 3% I am earning in my ING account.

I've also reevaluated my finances and where all my money sits. I took out a Heloc a couple of weeks ago (now I'm like most people, hooray for mortgages - not!) to pay off my margin account with etrade because the interest was too high. My Heloc is 5.25%. My ING account earns 3%. I can pull cash off the Heloc whenever I want to by internet or phone. So does it still make sense to have a lot of cash sitting in the ING account earning 3% when I could be paying off a debt at 5.25%? I say no it doesn't and cancel out the ING accounts. Anyone else have a different thought?

Natalie is quickly approaching the terrible twos I think. All you hear around the house is "2 minutes!" When she flips out and tries to do a tantrum she gets put in her crib for her 2 minute time out. Sometimes she flips out because she is tired. Sometimes it is in response to my "NO", she must have delicate little feelings. Natalie Elizabeth will set her off in a split second! lol Today she woke up at 7, had a bottle and played on my bed with me for an hour. So at 8, we get up and work in the kitchen for an hour. At 9am, she flips out! Timeout time. But instead of popping up when the microwave timer goes off (she can hear it from her room) she is asleep! How much do your kids sleep? She slept 11.5 hours last night then has to go down for a nap just 2 hours later? It is so hard to do anything on the weekends because she is always asleep!! It sort of hurts my feelings lol She doesn't sleep this much at school, mommy is boring!

This weekend is tax free in TN. I am resiting the urge to buy anything because it's all stuff we don't need. Do I want a new PC? YES YES YES Am I going to buy one? Not right now, maybe for my 35th Bday. It is very tempting.

Bye for now! - Kim


Eliza2006 said...

I am going to try that recipe! Sounds yummy! As for sleeping...Eliza was sleeping 11+ hours at night and 2, 2 hour naps until she was about 16 months old. Now she sleeps about 11 hours at night and 1-2 hours for a nap.


chinamom said...

Hi Kim,

I understand where you are coming from with the sleeping thing! Sophie was up at 7:30 (wemt to be at 7:45 last night) had breakfast played in her high chair while I did dishes, swept the floor, etc and was rubbing her eyes and yawning up a storm by 9!

Unfortunately for her, we had to be at church today for her baby dedication so there was not nap for Missy until about noon - and that was only a 45 minute one at that! Do you think she would nap when we got home?????????? Ahhhhh - that would be a NO! Ugh!

jeannine and sophie

Eliza2006 said...

Okay, mine's in the oven. I had to make some changes because I didn't have corn bread mix or green chiles. I made homemade cornbread (only the dry ingredients) and added some green enchalada sauce. I also used frozen corn and added some chicken. My only concern is that my cornbread recipe is sweet and I don't know if that will throw it off. We'll see. Next time I won't add as much sugar. Thanks! I didn't know what I was going to cook for dinner!


Kim said...

This receipe sounds great! I will definately have to try it!
Email me privately so I will have your email. I would like to invite you to my new new journey to motherhood!

The one on the other side of the state of TN :)