Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. It's Thanksgiving week in the US of A so let's talk turkey. And by turkey I mean the elephant in the room because it's still 2020 and our blogs are a record of sorts of the times in which we live. 

Do you live in a state that's instituted restrictions on the size of gatherings in your own home? What do we think about this? 

I'm appalled by a lot of what we see happening in our country. What I think about restrictions ... I'm so sorry for everyone affected by them.

We will be having our usual Thanksgiving celebration this year. We have quite a few years under our belt, of doing Thanksgiving alone. (Leaving the Amish affected everything.) The first few years were the hardest, but we've come to fully enjoy our holidays with only our family.

My heartfelt sympathy to everyone who is struggling this year with a changed celebration.

2. Let's move in a cheerier direction. Will there be corn on your holiday dinner menu? How so? Cornbread-corn pudding-corn chips and dip-cornbread dressing/stuffing-corn chowder-or regular canned, frozen or fresh corn in a bowl...which of the 'corns’ listed is your favorite? 

There will be corn on our Thanksgiving menu. We'll be making a Confetti Corn Casserole as one of the sides. 

I like corn in every way on that list except corn pudding. I've never had that, but now I'm intrigued.

3. What is there a cornucopia of in your home, job, or life currently? 

Currently ... food. I'll be baking pie today. Everyone seems to have a different favorite pie. It's Thanksgiving so I'm going ahead and making that everyone gets to enjoy a piece of their favorite pie, even if it means baking a slightly ridiculous number of pie.

4. Have you ever quit something (such as a habit, a food, a time-sucker, a relationship) cold turkey? Is there something you need to quit cold turkey? 

I used to be in many circle letters, and enjoyed them thoroughly. I quit all of them cold turkey fourteen years ago.

5. Share a favorite verse, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to gratitude. 

There is calmness and a quiet joy to a life lived in gratitude. ~ Quote

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I have a busy day ahead of me with Thanksgiving food prep. The ankle I had broken over twenty years ago is protesting quite vehemently. I'm thinking some interesting weather may be on the way, but in the meantime I'm hoping I'll still be able to accomplish everything I had planned for the day.


  1. Praying your ankle doesn't give you too much of a fit today as you begin your baking. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Loved reading this! Happy Thanksgiving! <3

  3. Hello! Stopping by from the Hodgepodge. I have never had corn pudding either, but I am wondering if it is just another name for corn casserole? The recipes I looked up seem similar.

  4. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Happy to share the recipe I use and hope it's okay to leave it here. I didn't see a way to send via email-
    2 T sugar
    1 1/2 tsp corn starch
    1 cup milk
    3 eggs(beaten)
    1 can (1 lb.) cream style corn
    2 T butter
    1/2 tsp salt
    dash nutmeg

    Mix sugar and corn starch. Gradually add mil, stirring until smooth. Add eggs, corn, butter, salt. Turn into 1 qt. baking dish, sprinkle with nutmeg. Place dish uncovered in pan of hot water. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 3/4 hour or til center is set. Serves 4-6. * I have baked it at a higher temp for less time but the recipe method is best. This is very light, almost souffle-like. We love it!

    1. Here's another version:

      Cooking spray or butter, for the baking dish
      8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
      1 (15-ounce) can corn kernels
      8 ounces sour cream (1 cup)
      2 large eggs
      1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn
      1 (8.5-ounce) box Jiffy corn muffin mix

      Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8x8-inch or other 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

      Melt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter in the microwave in a large bowl or on the stovetop. If melting on the stovetop, pour it into a large bowl after melting. Set aside until warm to the touch. Meanwhile, drain the can of corn kernels.

      Add 8 ounces sour cream and 2 large eggs to the butter and whisk to combine. Add the corn and the can of creamed corn and stir to combine. Add 1 box Jiffy mix and stir until well combined. Pour into the baking dish and smooth the top.
      Bake until the casserole is puffed, slightly browned, and the center is firm, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

  6. It will be just Hubby and I this year as in most years for the holidays. Hopefully we will be retired this time next year and able to be nearer family and celebrate with them all for the first time in years.
    Last Thanksgiving our children and grands all traveled to our home for Thanksgiving from all over the world. It was wonderful and I'm glad we had that week because I haven't seen one family member since then.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful day full of Thankfulness to the Lord for everything He has provided.

  7. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. God bless you all. We've had rain here in Ohio for the last few days, my arthritis is acting up also. 😊🦃🥧

  9. We will be celebrating alone for the first time in 46 years. It will be weird for sure.

  10. Wishing you and your family a happy thanksgiving.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Here we will only have family and one friend from our home church in CA who moved here too.
    I hope your ankle pain improves!

  12. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Good for you for baking everyone's favorite pie! Sorry about your ankle pain...

  13. Years ago we made corn casserole frequently at Thanksgiving and in Winter. I remember one can of corn, one of creamed corn, chopped onions, I think I put some chopped up bacon in it, but the best part was the ritz cracker crust. Crush em up and mix with butter and cover the casserole with it. Well, our daughter overate it one year when she was about 7 and got so sick she never has touched corn again ( she is 42 now). I love it but few of us can hack the richness of it and the spike of blood sugar corn can give. I am not diabetic, but have approached the pre diabetic stage before ( hubby too). Oh the idea of having so many pies sounds wonderful!! I wouldn't be able to stay out of any of them, as I don't think their are any or many I don't like. I don't like pecan, but I can't think of too many others. Does anyone eat mincemeat anymore?? I grew up eating it and looked forward to it every yr. My mom made it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  14. We are also celebrating alone this year. All of our family members live out of state, so it's just the two of us. We did invite a friend from church who was recently widowed, but he said "he wasn't up to it just yet". We'll probably take over a plate in the evening.

  15. I hope you managed to check everything off your list - including baking everyone's favourite pie - and that your ankle isn't protesting too much. Rest it when you can. Happy Thanksgiving.


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