How quickly the week has passed for us! I am still working via Zoom/email as Chair of the Nominations Committee for my Conference United Methodist Women, and arriving at a complete slate of officers for 2021-2022 by our deadline has been a challenge. It seems that time passes more quickly when I am busy with something.
I jumped ahead of things several days ago when I made Blueberry Muffins. Today is National Blueberry Muffin Day!
Moving on to Sunday Dinner....which will be really different this weekend. Our “crew” is coming with tents in tow for a couple of nights to camp out in our back yard, so I am holding our Sunday meal to serve when they are here. Since The Husband and I have been out of the public for four months now, any food I prepare will be safe to eat. We will have to serve it on disposable plates, with disposable everything, which they take care of disposing in their own trash. We will have to wear masks and practice social distancing as most of our family has been out in public, and we have not.
Their dinner will be: Eye of round roast (prepared in the slow cooker); baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, shoe peg corn casserole, and Holy Smoke.
SHOE PEG CORN CASSEROLE
6-oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
2 cans of white niblet shoe peg corn, lightly drained
1 can green chilies, undrained
1/2 cup finely diced red pepper
1 1/2 cups rich round cracker crumbs (like Ritz)
Combine cream cheese and butter until well-blended. Add corn, green chilies, and red pepper. Place into an 8-inch square pan. Top with cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until bubbly.
I didn’t write down the source for this recipe, but I believe it came from one of my online Yankee newsletters. I love receiving those in my email!
If you assemble this ahead like I did, it will need to be out of the refrigerator awhile before baking, or it will need longer than 15 minutes.
It has definitely been summertime here, and we are doing what we can to keep cool. It’s time for some cold lemonade now! Wish you could join me!
Will keep you posted on the activity from here!
Be safe! Stay well! Wash your hands!