Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sidetracked By Life, Aunt Jack's Corn Pudding

     It has been four long months since I posted last on this blog.  I have been Sidetracked By Life.  If you've been there, you know what I am talking about.  You're in a groove, everything is going along fine, and BAM...something (or several somethings) get you off track.  I won't bore you with all the reasons I have been too busy and unmotivated to blog; most of us could write a book about why we get Sidetracked By Life.  Today, I ran into an old friend, and she asked me about my blog.  Hearing that someone has actually missed it has given me motivation to pick it up again.  No promises this time about how often.  "Lisa's DISH", "Lisa's WISH" or "Lisa's Once In A Blue Moon Whenever She Can Get To It"--here it is.  And thanks, Diana, for reminding me how much I enjoyed it!

     Our favorite way to eat corn other than fresh off the cob is Aunt Jack's Corn Pudding.  This recipe came out of "The Brent Family Cookbook", which is a wonderful family cookbook from my maternal grandmother's family.  I don't know who Aunt Jack is, but she makes a mean corn pudding, and thanks to her recipe, I do, too!  Blend 3 T. flour with 1/2 c. sugar (I use a little less sugar).  Add 1/2 cup milk and blend until smooth.  Add 1 can cream style corn, 3 T. melted butter, 2 beaten eggs, 1 t. salt and 1/2 t. pepper and stir.  Pour into greased casserole dish (2 qt. square works well).  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Allow to cool and set for a few minutes before serving.  This is a delicious addition to an all vegetable dinner; it's great with ham, meatloaf, almost anything.
    I am getting ready for a scrapbook retreat in 3 weeks with family and friends.  We will be going to Memory Lane Inn in McKinney, Texas  Before I can go, I need to do a major reorganization of my scrapbook closet/supplies.  I will try to post before and after pics...the before will be scary! 
    I hope that if you, too, have recently been Sidetracked By Life, it was the happy kind of busy.  We can all use more happy reasons for being sidetracked!