Sunday, October 25, 2009

~*Pumpkin Carving & a YUMMY Recipe*~

Hello Dear Friends! We just returned home from a visit with our family for the Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. It is always a joy to get together ~ to visit, giggle, eat, and play. My Mom~in~law fixed a big, delicious, batch of Sloppy Joe's... but was also hosting a Pampered Chef party for my Niece, Tamara, who is a consultant. (Don't you just LOVE the products this company offers?! They are FABULOUS!) So, along with the Joe's... Tamara fixed a warm & scrumptious potato chowder and some really AWESOME apple dishes... YUM~O to the MAX! For my contribution, I fixed a Jiffy Corn Bake... which just happens to be my darling husband's favorite side dish... or one of them anyway. (recipe to follow) The only down side to the day today... and it truly is a BUMMER!... the Vikings lost to the Steelers. :(

Trinity wasn't really liking the slimy insides of the pumpkin... but he did manage to get it fairly cleaned out.


He picked a pattern of two ghosts & wanted the word 'Boo' cut into the pumpkin too. It turned out pretty cool. He is proud. :)

I took a snap~shot of the Corn Bake, but not sure the photo does it justice. This is a really YUMMY dish!

Jiffy Corn Bake

1 can whole kernel corn (juice too ~ don't drain)
1 can cream style corn
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup melted butter
1 (8.5 oz.) box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
6 slices American cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first six ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Stir in muffin mix. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Bake for 50-60 minutes... just until set & golden brown. Add cheese to the top and place back in the oven ~ just for the cheese to melt for a minute or two. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

This is really a tasty dish! I didn't calculate the Weight Watchers points on this one... but, I'm sure you could lower the calories & fat by choosing low fat & fat free ingredients. I didn't today... instead, I used the really fattening ones. Oops! So today it was just the old rule... "all thing in moderation." :)

Warm smiles to you...



  1. What sweet pics of Trinity and his pumpkin!!! He did a GREAT job! That corn casserole is YUMMY!

  2. Love the pic's of Trinity! And I'm sure my son is not in a good mood right now. He's a Vikings fan. They were on a roll!

  3. Cute pics of Trinity carving his pumpkin. I love that Corn Bake!! Although, I've never had it with cheese on it!

    Take care,

  4. Trinity did a great job on his pumpkin...loved seeing him as he carved it out! Thanks for a great recipe I'll have to give it a try.

  5. Sounds like a great and Trinity's pumpkin came out great. CJ ok;-)

  6. Tell Trinity that his pumpkin turned out neat! I'm going to try that recipe...looks good!
    Sorry, but I'm a BIG Steeler fan:)

  7. Awesome ghost! The casserole sounds and looks great. I'm going to try it for Thanksgiving potluck so no one has to fight over the creamed corn this year!

  8. Love the picture of Trinity with his tongue sticking out..that is to cute..Your casserole does look yummy and I am going to try it soon..

  9. Betty, that picture of Trinity mucking out the pumkin is fantastic!

  10. How cute!! There is nothing better than kids and holidays.

    Your casserole looks sinfully delicious ~ thanks for sharing.


  11. how cute is he!? great pics Betty.


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