This is the kind of story that makes life worth living.
In my opinion.
It ranks up there with the day I walked Grantley near the Oak Park Arms Retirement Oasis of Joy(aka the park bench on the corner of Oak Park Ave and Washington) and we slowed to let an older gent pet Grantley on the head, thinking we were being all charitable to someone who had to probably go without a dog/boo hoo hoo and stuff and the man asked what her name was and I told him and he said,"Who would give a nice dog like you a stupid name like that?".
I just love that story.
I woke up way early and I touched the top of the casserole and it seemed kinda damp so, I had enough time to heat up the oven and slip it in there while I got ready for the day. Carried it three blocks in the snow. Okay no. I just wanted some fake sympathy from my reader(s)in case there was extra available.
The receptionist trainee took the first helping and she said she would smile even if it tasted bad so there was some hesitation there as she smiled, because we had already established her lack of credibility but she said, "Mmmm." and we didn't have to summon the paramedics or anything, so when Mary the ceramics person dug in, tasted it and proclaimed it really good, I thought Eureka plus Phew! (I've been noticing-especially during Batman and driving-how often I walk around holding my breath. What's that about?)
I got a little paper plate and plastic spoon and you know what? That stuff is 'salichious. (That's what my Mah says about things like Brussel sprouts with okra berry slaw. Speaking of credibility.) All Good Ingredients. (When was the last time you saw real milk? For me, maybe nine years ago when I moved in with the parentals? Whole milk looks like paint.)
So lunchtime cometh and people are all digging in and grunting and I feel ever so happy to have taken the chance and this one woman came up to me and said, "Gladys' casserole was so soft and creamy."
Soft and creamy? I gulped. I had soft and creamy at 6:45 this morning. Like before I heated up the whole house for the second time.
I swear I almost bent over laughing.
Thanks for that Gladys. I shall never forget thee. Even tho we never met. Officially. And stuff.
Here it is (larger)so you can try it at home.
Baked Corn Casserole Recipe
1 can of creamed corn
1 can of whole kernel corn
1/2 cup melted oleo ( I went with Blue Bonnet-I wish they still had Imperial so you'd get that crown thing going on. Remember that?)
2 beaten eggs
4 small green onions from the white to about 3 inches up chopped
1/2 cup milk
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix all ingredients together very well. Pour into a greased casserole. For best results, bake ONLY one hour at 350 degrees.