Tuesday, November 20, 2007


We are going to my sweet little sister’s home for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’m being my families two favorite side dishes; Mexican Corn Casserole and Green Bean Casserole. Our family truly enjoys eating, sooo this is one of our biggest Holidays.

Mexican Corn Casserole

3 Cans of Corn {drained}
3 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of flour
¾ cup of milk
1 8oz package of cream cheese
3 tablespoons of chopped pickled jalapeños
1 tablespoon of juice form jalapenos

In a sauce pan, combined butter, flour, milk and cream cheese. Cook on low heat; after the cheese melts and the sauce is creamy add jalapenos, jalapeno juice, and corn. Place mixture in a casserole dish and bake at 375 for about 35 minutes.

If you can’t handle the heat, omit the jalapeños. Don’t omit the jalapeno juice because it won’t taste Mexican.

Hope you enjoy.

Green Bean Casserole
From: Campbell's Kitchen

Prep: 10 minutesBake: 30 minutes
Serves: 6


1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium)1/2 cup milk 1 tsp. soy sauce Dash ground black pepper 4 cups cooked cut green beans 1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions


MIX soup, milk, soy, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2-qt. casserole.
BAKE at 350°F. for 25 min. or until hot.
STIR . Sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake 5 min.
TIP: Use 1 bag (16 to 20 oz.) frozen green beans, 2 pkg. (9 oz. each) frozen green beans, 2 cans (about 16 oz. each) green beans or about 1 1/2 lb. fresh green beans for this recipe.
For a change of pace, substitute 4 cups cooked broccoli flowerets for the green beans.
For a creative twist, stir in 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese with soup. Omit soy sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup additional Cheddar cheese when adding the remaining onions.
For a festive touch, stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with soup.
For a heartier mushroom flavor, substitute Campbell's® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup for Cream of Mushroom Soup. Omit soy sauce. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with green beans

Cleaning out the old and bring in the new

Like I said I am cleaning and boxing up stuff to make room for Christmas stuff. I didnt know where to start sooooo why not start in the spice brawer? There will be alot of action going on in this area during the hoildays. I know its kind of silly to post these before and after pictures but I'm quite proud of my work. I'd like to see your spices to conpare notes. oh come on I showed you main.

Friday Finds

Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days. I’ve been very busy cleaning and preparing for Christmas decorating. Here are some pictures of my Friday finds.

I know I know, I said I was going PINK all the way but I couldnt pass up this sweet little angel . Isnt she a beauty? I've never seen one like her. I'm still going pink, I think I'll sale this little blue angel.