Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mystery Meat Monday - A twist on a classic!

Howdy Hon,

Well, guess what, it's Mystery Meat Monday (yes, it's actually Monday!)!!  Today I'm going to give you an old family favorite of just about every family I know, it's a Corn Casserole, BUT, with a new twist. 

I was looking for a recipe to take to a family at church who was grieving the loss of a loved one.  I don't claim to be a great chef, not even a great cook, however, I can follow a recipe.  So I started searching on line, ignoring  the hundreds of recipe books we have in  our pantry.  

I wish I could tell you which sites I reviewed, unfortunately there were so many that I just started copying and pasting the recipes in a file to review in more detail later.  I did not realize that the website addresses were not being recording.  Oops, my bad, didn't know at that moment it'd also be a blog review.  

Sooooo, have I peeked your curiosity yet?  The recipe is "Baked Corn Casserole", yummy, comfort food!!  The twist you ask, now don't freak out it sounds really crazy.  I promise you it tastes much better than you think.  The twist ingredient, it's French Fried Onions!  LOL, yep, I told you it sounded crazy.  And this time, I baked it again, just so I could have pictures for you! You're welcome, tee-hee.

Another testimony of how good this recipe was is that the family member that I baked it for came back and told me that her family LOVED it!  I might have just taken that as she didn't want to hurt my feelings (there were some, ah, issues with the cooking time since I had tripled the recipe).   But, a few weeks later she called me up and asked me for the recipe.  I was happy that it turned out okay and that the family was able to enjoy it.  I have made it a couple of times for my family who have also enjoyed it.  As a matter of fact they are enjoying it right now, ummmmm, so am I.   So deliscious!!!!!!  

Baked Corn Casserole 

Ingredients needed:

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Cream of Chicken Soup (can use regular or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup Milk
2 eggs
1 can (about 16 oz.) Whole Kernel Corn, drained
1 package (about 8 oz.) Corn Muffin Mix (Jiffy)
1/4 cup Grated Parmesean Cheese
1 can (2.8 oz.) French Fried Onions (about 1 1/3 cup)

Directions to yummyville:

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.

In a medium mixing bowl beat with a whisk (or fork) - soup, milk and eggs.

 Alright, you caught me! We did check Saturday night to make sure we had soup, and we did, Cream of Mushroom.  Urgh, in the back I did find this 1 can of Cream of Chicken and Mushroom soup.  Ironically enough this is the same thing I had to do the first time I made this dish.  Because I only had 1 can instead of 3 cans of Cream of Chicken and Wally World didn't have any either.  So use what soup you have in the pantry.  It'll still be great!
That's suppose to be half a cup!

Okay so i'm not a great egg cracker, stop laughing!

Now whisk away all, LOL.  Okay, in my head that was funny! Think reindeer!!  Whatever...

Stir in corn, corn muffin mix, cheese, and 2/3 cup (NOT all) onions.  

 Okay, I really did drain this corn, honest!
The only thing I use this stuff for.

 The recipe called for Parmesan Cheese, in this house we also like the Parmesan & Romano Cheese mix.  Of course, today we seemed to only have a small amount of the Parmesan (really small), so I used this.  Could I have just dumped it in the regular container, yes.  But we just started our relationship and I'd like it to be one of honesty.  So this is what I used this time.

And mix, mix, mix.... in my head to the tune of Shake Shake Shake, shake yo' booty, woo!  What can I say, I'm a product of the 70's.
LOL, looks better than previous picture, right?

Pour the soup mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole.

                                        Love my Corning Ware!!

Taa-Daa!!  Easy peasy, right??
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until mixture is hot.

Top with remaining onions.  Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

Gather around the table with the family and enjoy!!  
Or take to a friend or family member to share!!

Shhhhhhh, I had another bowl as I was put turning out the lights and locking up before bed.  Yummmmmm!!

I hope that you get a chance to try this great recipe!  Come back and let me know how you liked it!  Or if you have an interesting twist on this old family favorite for comfort dish!!

Love and Shimmies, 


  1. Replies
    1. Appreciate you dropping buy, come back soon, got another good one tomorrow! Thank you!