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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Well I finally got my girl back in school. I always have such mixed emotions when its time for school to start back after summer vacation. I love not having a schedule but yet I miss it. I know that we are all much happier when we have one. I hope now I can get back to blogging in a more timely matter. I have been cooking but I havent had time to post! This is just finishing up the meal I had started in the two previous posts. To round out the meal I made these juicy little mini meat loaves. They are perfect for when your craving meatloaf but you want it quick!Start with a pound of ground meat and add salsa, this makes the flavor great and keeps it from being dry.
Add onions, a and cracker crumbs. Also, at this point is a good time to add some fresh ground pepper and salt.

Add 1/2 cup each monterrey jack and cheddar cheeses.

Mix it all up and put it in muffin tins. I also add some ketchup and cheese on top of them after they are packed in there. They only take 25-30 minutes and they are perfect. These are also great little even portions.
Mini Meat Loaves
1 lb.ground meat
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 teasp salt
1/2 teasp pepper
1/2 cup each cheddar and monterrey jack cheese.
Mix well and put into muffins tins equally. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Yum!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fresh Summer Corn Pudding

This part 2 of my last post. I had mentioned that I made a great meal and I want to share it with you. The other side dish that I made was Fresh Summer Corn Pudding. I have had many different corn pudding recipes over the years and they were good, but this is the first one that I have made that I would call exceptional. It is the right amount of flavors and anything using fresh corn is just so summery. Something we need down here where it is scorching.Your ingredients.
Beat your eggs. I beat them until they were all one color.

Add your corn, onion, and peppers. And then flour, salt, paprika and the kicker, cayenne pepper. It gives it just the right amount of kick. Add melted butter and half and half. Mix mell.

This is a pudding type of dish so you cook it in a 9x13 with a couple of inches of water, placing your casserole dish in the water. There is probably so many grammatical errors in that last sentence but I am typing as I think it!

This stuff is heavenly! Enjoy!
Fresh Summer Corn Pudding
3 eggs
2 cups corn, cut off the cob
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped green peppers
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/4 cup butter melted
1 cup half and half
Whisk your eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Mix in corn, onions, and peppers with a spoon. Add flour, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper, stir well. Add melted butter and half and half. Spoon into a buttered casserole dish. Place the casserole in larger dish with about 1/2 inch water. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 40 minutes. Mine needed about 10 min more. Its done when you stick a knife in it and it comes out clean.