Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Being lazy on this rainy, rainy day

I am never more thankful that I don't have to work outside of my home than on a day like today. At Pebblebrook, where I used to teach, the English department was housed in a separate building from the rest of the school. This meant that on days like today, I spent a lot of time walking through puddles and getting very frizzy hair as I completed tasks in the main office or did lunch duty in the lunch room. Not to mention the fact that heels do not mix well with wet teenagers who create puddles all through the halls. All of this to say, Ada and I are tucked into the house, riding out the downpour that is currently happening outside. I do need to make a quick grocery store run to pick up a few things that I forgot yesterday--so much for my great deal, right? But I only need to pick up a few things. I was trying to think of a way to make dinner slightly more exciting tonight (we have opted for mac and cheese and lima beans instead of breakfast), and I have decided to make a corn casserole. I have never made it before, but I have most of the ingredients on hand, so I think I will give it a go.

Here is the recipe--

1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix (already have)
8 oz. sour cream (already have)
1 stick butter (already have)
1 med. can undrained whole kernel corn (need to buy)
1 med. can cream style corn (already have)

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 9 in. glass pan. Pour into dish. Bake 45 min-1 hour, or until center is set.

Probably not the healthiest recipe in the world, but it should make enough to last two nights, and it's better than the plain old cream corn I planned to cook. I'll let you know how it tastes. For more recipes, check out Blessed With Grace.


Ashley said...

LB, I make the corn casserole and love it. Plus, it gets rid of all the cans/bags of corn I have and lasts for at least two meals for us. Pair that w/ a hamburger in the skillet or a grilled piece of chicken and you're golden.

Deanna said...

I haven't made this in a while, but my boys LOVE corn. Thanks for reminding me. I seem to get in a rut sometimes and need a boost.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

This sounds good. I have several corn casserole recipes, but not this one. I like it. It sounds more simple to make. SO GLAD you joined us for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!! I hope you join us again!

lana said...

This sounds great... I just wish we were getting your rain! :-)

Amanda said...

Hey! I made your fried rice tonight and it was wonderful! I'm so pumped i can make fried rice now. Thanks for the recipe!

Emily said...

Hey girl- I want you to know how much your blog encourages me. We are definitely on a budget, too, with me staying at home just like you! I have the hardest time with my grocery budget b/c I LOVE to cook, which takes much creativity to do cheaply. Often it is not as cheap as I shoot for- so you challenge me by making it work! Keep sharing your ideas!!

Gadget Girl said...

I'm definitely adding this to my menu!!! Sounds so wonderful and easy! My favorite combincation!