Sunday, November 22, 2009

Green Chile Corn Casserole

This recipe came from one of my aunts in Texas. It's one of my new all time favorites, sweet and spicy, creamy and crunchy cheese on top. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Green Chile Corn Casserole

¼ C butter

½ onion chopped finely

1 poblano chile chopped finely

1 pinch of salt

2 cloves garlic minced

1 C sour cream

1 egg beaten

1 can (11 oz) white shoe-peg corn drained

1 can (11 oz) Mexi-corn

1 can (16 oz) creamed corn

3 cans (4 oz) diced green chiles

1 C shredded pepper jack cheese divided

1 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided

1 package (9 oz) corn muffin mix

salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in sauce pan, add onion, poblano and pinch of salt. Sweat onion until soft and translucent, but not brown. Add garlic and cook for another 2-3 mins. Set aside and let cool.

Preheat oven to 350'F

In a large bowl combine onion mixture with all the butter, sour cream, egg, corn, green chiles and ½ cup of each cheese. Add corn muffin mix and sir until moistened. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour mixture into greased 2 ½- quart round casserole dish. Bake for 45 mins. Remove and top with the rest of cheese. Bake for 15 mins or until top is well browned.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Candy of the month Oct. 09

We've renewed our candy of the month club! Who doesn't love candy shipped to them every month? When we got home from our vacation last month it was waiting for us in a manila envelope. We opened it to find Chick-O-Stick(s). My first thought was all this money and they send us Chick-O-Stick.............A butterfinger type candy 'stick' rolled in coconut. I already know I don't like them because many times i've tried to convince myself I did. I can't stand coconut. Except... who doesn't like a butterfinger type candy!? I convinced myself to try it one last time. It wasn't as bad as I had remembered. I suppose i've warmed up to them. The Chick-O-Stick is made by the Atkinson Candy Co. located in Texas. They come in a long stick (like the one pictured above), small round bite size pieces, or (my favorite version, it has less coconut) bite size flat sticks.
The Atkinson Candy Co. also makes one of my other favorite peanut butter candies. The peanut butter bar. A thin white hard candy with flakey peanut buttery layers in the middle, as Rachel Ray says "YUM-O"
Both candies are available in most every store, and in the Atkinson Candy Co. online store in bulk and sugar free options.