The year was 1996 and I had just graduated from high school. It was my first week at college and I was sitting at a computer and ‘surfing’ the Internet for one of the first times in my life. Yes, for all you youngin’s out there, the Internet really isn’t that old. In fact, computers aren’t that old. I was in first or second grade when my elementary school first got computers. They were enormous, loud, and had to be kept in a temperature controlled room. Sitting in the library, 18 years old, and trying to figure out how to set up an email account seemed light years away from Number Munchers and The Oregon Trail. Chat rooms were really getting big and the fact that I had never been to one caused me a certain level of embarrassment. I still have never visited a chat room-do they even still have those?
Anyway, the second I set up a hotmail account, all these links popped up for different sites to send you automatic emails. Newsletters, word of the day, joke of the day, history fact of the day, that kind of thing. The recipe of the day caught my eye, and I was hooked. I printed off recipes from that email for years. I think I have most of them, but the only one I actually ever remember making, is Corn Casserole. It is so good! Perfect for your Thanksgiving table, it is quick to throw together and requires, little or no cooking ability. Mix it up, dump it in a dish, and into the oven it goes. While it is meant to be served warm with dinner, I have been told on more than one occasion that it is great for breakfast the next day drizzled with syrup and a bit of milk. It will stay warm for quite awhile so if you have to bring a dish to supper, this would work great. Corn Casserole
1/4 c melted butter
1 c sour cream
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 can creamed corn
1 pkg, corn muffin mix, such as Jiffy
1 c grated, cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients together until well incorporated. Pour into a greased casserole and bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until puffed, brown, and set in the center. Reheats wonderfully.
Note: It is very easy to modify this recipe. Add finely chopped chives, diced ham, top with more grated cheese-endless possibilities!