Top: homemade creamed corn; BBQ kickin' chicken
Bottom: apple slices; plums
About a month ago, I posted a bento containing creamed corn; ProgressiveGrannie asked me how I made mine. Probably to everyone's dismay, I admitted I just opened a can and heated that up; she then gave me her recipe for creamed corn, warning me that it was fattening and only meant to be eaten once or twice a year. For those who read my regular food site, y'all know my boyfriend is not just a picky eater, but on the thin side (despite eating junk all the time). So I thought, "Why not?" and decided to make her recipe the other night... this is what she'd emailed me:
Creamed Corn Like Rudy's BBQ, Leon Springs, Texas
40 oz. frozen corn
1 8 oz. whipping cream
1 8 oz. milk
1 tsp. salt
6 tsp. sugar
pinch of red pepper
Mix all of the above ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix 2 tlbs melted butter and 2 tlbs flour and stir in to corn recipe. Eat and be merry! (and fat).
Easy enough, so really, why not? My minor modifications were to use two cans of sweet kernel corn - what I had on hand - and a bit less milk, less sugar, and no red pepper. It came out delicious, though next time, I may omit the sugar altogether since it seemed to overwhelm the corn's natural sweetness- perhaps because of the type of corn I used? I also kept a few tablespoons of the liquid from the cans to enhance the corn taste. Also next time, I won't use less milk, because at the end, it came out super thick and BF wasn't a fan of that, though I liked it fine. The above in my silicone cup (from Target, that everyone has been talking about) is actually the result of my microwaving it this morning with a "splash" of half & half - I splashed too heavily so it got mixed in and thinned out quite a bit. I will definitely be making this again!!! Thanks ProgressiveGrannie!!!
As always~ HAPPY BENTO!!!