Something to Think About

"I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This Thanksgiving

My family has a huge get-together for Thanksgiving.  This year we have 26 people attending.

The event is held at my sister's house - because she has the room - but we all contribute to the meal.

This year we are having:

  • roast turkey 
  • filling (yes.  We call it filling in these parts.  Not stuffing.  Not dressing.)
  • cranberry salad
  • green bean casserole
  • corn casserole
  • macaroni and cheese
  • sweet potatoes
  • dinner rolls
  • several different desserts and (of course) pumpkin pies
I'm bringing the corn casserole.  We used to make a dried corn casserole but I tried a different corn recipe one year and the dried corn has been replaced with the new recipe.  I'll share it here - because someone always asks for the recipe.

Corn Casserole

1 16-oz can creamed corn
1/3 cup flour
1 3-oz brick cream cheese, cubed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup onion, chopped

Combine above ingredients in a saucepan and heat until cheese melts.  Then stir in:

1 16-oz can whole corn (drained)
1/2 cup swiss cheese, shredded

Pour into a casserole and top with fine cracker crumbs. (I use Ritz crackers but you can use whatever you like) Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

To those in the US:  Have a lovely Thanksgiving!
To those outside the US:  Have a happy Thursday!

today's image of Saturn courtesy of NASA

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