I was telling you earlier that we celebrated my hubby’s birthday couple of days back.I also told you,how impossible it is for me to surprise him and only way it has worked for me is to make him the good dinner 🙂
Growing up,that’s what my mom did.We didn’t had birthday cakes(wasn’t a norm of the day) but my mom ALWAYS made sure to make most special sumptuous meal for the birthday person.
So it has stuck with me.I was trying to think of a theme to base his birthday food around.My husband has Irish,German, American ancestry.A very handsome man,i am blessed to married to 🙂
Irish Soda Bread
I thought,what if i make the meal representing his ancestry. And there,with this thought,i laid down the dinner plan.I had hard time filling up the German part because either it is nutty or has meat that i don’t cook with or lacked one ingredient or other(This is what happened when you don’t plan things in advance).
This is what we had
- Irish Soda Bread
- Creamed Corn(American)
- Chicken(American version)
- Chocolate Cake
- German Soda Pop 🙂
So now you now,why i am talking about creamed corn and not corn pudding which is popular around Christmas time.
Let me tell you thing or two about Creamed corn.There is BBQ place around here,which have Creamed corn as their side dish,I can probably eat that as a main course, seriously.So i have tried to make it couple of times and have quite an experience with numerous failure, such as
- If the recipe calls for Heavy whipped cream,you use Heavy whipped cream.You do not try to get skinny there.
- 8 hr slow cooker is too long for creamed corn,it sucks the life out of the corn and all you get is wimpy,dry corn in dark yellow condensed milk.My thanksgiving story.
- Proportion is essential and you must be mindful about it,if you are doubling and tripling it.Too much of a cream cheese is just too much of cream cheese,a curdled mess.
So you would ask,why i experimented with all when i had perfectly well tested recipe of creamed corn from my dear friend Emily.I just experiment in some of the worse times to learn the lesson.No,not really.Well i do !
I adjusted the recipe just a bit.Result was MAGNIFICENT.Can magnificent and food be used in same sentence ????
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup half and half
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (29 Oz)Whole Corn Kernels
- In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.Stir in flour until smooth.
- Gradually add heavy whipped cream and half and half.
- Add sugar, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.Add corn.
- Cook it for 10-15 mins,until the mixture thickens and corn looks luscious and rich.
You can reduce the amount of milk and cream to 3/4 cup,it will reduce the stirring time.Recipe was for 5 cups of frozen corn,I kept it same for added richness,I had nearly 4 cups.