It’s time for me to come clean. Completely clean. I have a bestie who has no idea who I am. No idea that I look up to her and read every word of every blog post. I know, I know. I’m totally a stalker (hence, the name of my blog peeps!) Lindsay at Pinch of Yum is just plain awesome. And don’t forget her hubby, Bjork! They are completely transparent when it comes to monetizing your blog (see their income reports here). They put out amazing recipes. They help other bloggers by giving away tons of free advice, ideas, how-tos, and more. Like I said, just.plain.awesome. If I was ever asked to give my all-time-favorite-number-one-without-a-doubt food blog, it’s Pinch of Yum, hands down. They have even been instrumental in me starting this lil ol’ blog of mine and learning a little something new everyday about how to blog. Who knew there was so much involved?! Pinch of Yum and their other website for food bloggers, Food Blogger Pro are both inspiring and amazing. Ok, enough gushing. I’m officially embarrassed of myself *insert blushed cheek emoji here*. Maybe I shouldn’t send that other half of the BFF heart necklace just quite yet? I just 100% earned my blog name by coming clean to you and Lindsay and gushed my way into total embarrassment!
Onto the food! Lindsay’s food, that is. I made this Creamy Corn Pudding with Crispy Onions & Herbs for the first time on Thanksgiving and it was the BEST side dish by far. I kept hearing, “Mmmm this corn thing is so good!” Winner-winner corn for dinner! So, when my hubs and the neighbors planned a belated ‘Neighborsgiving’ potluck I knew this had to be in attendance and it didn’t disappoint! It’s creamy, a little sweet (not too much), and even a little healthy with the substitution of greek yogurt. I made it exactly as it was written and it was perfect! This dish has become a must-make for holidays and I foresee it becoming a tradition we can’t live without. It’s on the menu for our Christmas party and should be for yours too!
Neighborsgiving was a success! Did I make that word up? I’ve heard Friendsgiving a bunch so I just modified. Not that our neighbors are not our friends. Hmmm NeighborFriendsGiving? Well, whatever it was, it was tons-o-fun. Amazing food and a fun time with our favorite people that share our street. I’m not quite sure how we’ll cope without having people like that across the street in a couple months. (Sad we-have-to-move-story found here if you haven’t heard yet). We love our street. We love our neighbors. We are so very, very grateful for the time we had with them and look forward to more get togethers in our new place. Happy thoughts, happy thoughts.
On a good note, there is *fingers crossed* no word on the sale of the house yet so we are hoping to be able to stay until February. The landlords won’t commit to letting us stay (BOO) but we are hopeful it will work out. Still trusting in the Lord and reminding myself that He is in control daily, sometimes I need hourly reminders. Um, I should probably start packing some boxes now? Nah, I’ll just face plant into the leftover corn pudding instead.
- ⅔ cup yellow cornmeal
- ⅔ cup flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt (I used a half cup of each)
- ½ cup salted butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 15-ounce can regular corn, drained
- 1 15-ounce can cream style corn
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups crispy onions (I buy the ones in the salad section)
- ½ cup fresh chopped parsley or other herb of choice
- Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and oil in a bowl. Work the mixture with a fork until no longer clumpy.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the Greek yogurt, sour cream, butter, and egg until smooth. Add the corn, cream corn, and dry mix from step one, and stir until just combined.
- Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, top with crispy onions, and return to oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs before serving.