Um, can someone please tell me how it is already the second week of November? I mean it. Where has this year gone? With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought I would share some of the Pepper family's staple side dishes for pretty much any family gathering we have. First up, my memaw's corn pudding.
Now those of you not from the southern parts of these United States probably just made a face and possibly even made some derogatory comment. I might even do the same had I not been raised on the stuff. Just go with me on this. It's creamy, sweet, rich and delicious. In fact, my mouth is watering right now. I cannot wait to dig in to this delectable side dish.
Back in the day, the corn for this dish used to come from my aunt's farm. I think now would be the appropriate time to tell stories about how my mom, sister and I used to shuck the corn, remove the silks and prepare the corn for the deep freezer. Honestly, I only remember doing that once. My mom will now accuse me of lying and tell me that I never did that. I did. I promise. At least once. In all honesty though, I wish I had more stories like that. They're character builders.
It's starting to feel more and more like the holiday season every day. We've been pretty lucky weather wise so far but rumor has it that winter will be here shortly. I'm praying that it's nothing like last winter. Does anyone remember that other than me? It was miserably cold and being somewhat of a Florida girl it was not easy for me to handle. One word of advice: Layers. For real. Just pile on as many shirts as you can find and there is nothing wrong with wearing multiple pairs of socks. It was all the rage in the 80's. Remember?
Now don't hate me, but I've decided to put my tree up this weekend. Before you ask, no, I'm not overlooking Thanksgiving. I LOVE Thanksgiving. A day dedicated to being grateful for everything I've been blessed with AND eating. What is not to love about that? And honestly, I have a multitude of things and people to be thankful for. While this year has been slightly rough, the good times have far outweighed the bad and I couldn't be happier for some new relationships that have been formed.
With that being said, I thought I would make a big meal for my decorating committee--roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and yes, corn pudding. It sounds decadent because it is. I don't eat like this every day. I'm assuming we'll be famished after decorating all day and we'll need something to get our energy back up!
I've rambled on enough here and there's some decorating that needs to happen! Check back soon for holiday pictures but for now, enjoy this corn pudding recipe!
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3 1/3 cups milk
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup sugar
16 ounces frozen corn
4 tablespoons flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and the milk together. Stir in the salt and sugar. In a separate bowl mix together the corn and the flour. Add to the milk and egg mixture. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until the pudding is completely set. Enjoy!!