Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  We sure did.
It was a long trip to Georgia, but so worth seeing all the family and friends so far away. 
I wanted to post this blog before Thanksgiving, but that didn't happen.  
So, here it is now!
This is my families favorite corn casserole.  We make it quite often and it is more like a cornbread casserole than a corn casserole. This casserole also reminds me of harvest time.  Which Harvest is one of those things we (farmers wives) love to see it come and
 we love to see it go. 
And thank GOD our harvest is over!!!!
Some people wonder what I mean when I say "hauling food to the field".  
My Mom, Ashley, and I literally take turns cooking "home cooked foods" and deliver them to the guys in the field during harvest when they are working late and can't leave for lunch. 
So I also enclosed a sneak peak of me feeding the guys in the field during harvest this year.

Start off with 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix, 1 can drained kernel corn, 
1 can creamed corn, 2 eggs, 
1 cup sour cream,  1/2 stick melted butter

 Mix all ingredients in a bowl

Mix well!

Pour it into a greased 9x13 baking dish
Bake for 40 minutes on 350 degrees 

Now it is time to pack the car.  All the food is in the oven and baking.
You have to pack plates, cups, trash bag, napkins, silverware, salt/pepper,
ice, tea, serving spoons, etc., etc., etc.
There is no kitchen in the field. You have to make one in the back of the car!!

I just had to share this.  Isn't it precious.
These are the little things that make my life easier!!
Ketchup in a dipping packet

I cooked the peas on the stove and then transferred them to a crock pot so I can plug it in my car and they will stay warm for the guys.
We have a 45 minute drive to the farm and I have to keep it all warm.

I made my sweet hard working husband a little snack to take in the tractor.
Sausage Balls.... His favorite 
They get lunch at 12:00 and will not eat again until they get home at night which is usually around 10 pm or later...

Here is the corn casserole 
Baked and ready to load up!

Now I load the car with food, kids, and truck it out to the field.

When I get there I lay it all out in the back and make a buffet line.  
I have to keep it all covered up so it will stay warm. 
Especially when it is windy you can't just leave the pans open for all the sand to blow in it.

My buffet line

WOW Looks like a tin foil commercial

Mary Richard lost her pants.. 

Cutting corn and eating corn casserole...

Make shift table
Or would you call this a Redneck table???
They don't care where they eat 
they are some hungry men!! 

Plate full of goodies

 All she wanted was ice cream.  
I know....... all that food I cooked and she wants ice cream!!!

After they all eat
I throw the dirty pans in the car, take the trash, give kisses bye, and drive fast back to town to pick up the other kid from school!  Yes it takes almost all day to do this.

And this is what happens on the way home.
I had to pull over to capture this but I think this is one of my 
priceless moments.

Both girls sacked out

Here is the link to me cooking the corn casserole on Studio 4
Hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Pumpkin Recipe

Happy Fall Y'all!!!
This is my favorite time of the year.
The leaves are turning, the air is cool, and the flies are going away!
The guys are busy harvesting corn and the girls and I are busy with all the activities of FALL!
This is a recipe that I got from GA from one of my Aunts.  I cooked it on TV last week and thought I would share it with all of you!  Hope you enjoy it as much as we DO!
Here is my link to watch Studio 4

You start off with...... 
1 Classic Yellow Cake Mix (I use Duncan Hines) 
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
12 oz can evaporated milk
1 large can pumpkin
1 stick butter
1 cup chopped pecans 
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

 Mix together the 3 eggs, sugar, can milk, can pumpkin, and Vanilla
Save the butter, pecans, and the cake mix until later!!!

Then in my house when you turn on the beaters this is what happens.......

 She comes running screaming "Ma'ma, Ma'ma"
Just look at that face. I can't tell her no!

Get it girl! 

Back to the recipe, 
Now pour the pumpkin batter in a 9x13 baking dish.
Make sure you spray the pan!!!

 Take that cake mix and sift it over the pumpkin batter. 
Then drizzle the 1 stick melted butter over the dry cake mix.
Sprinkle with the chopped pecans.

Here is a side view

 Bake this in the oven on 350 degrees for about 1 hour
I promise you,  it is the best..... serve it with whipped cream!
You will hurt yourself eating this!

 Here are my little trick o treats

Maddie and Maelee were girls going back to the Future!

 Little Miss Mary Richard was a ice cream cone.
That is her favorite thing to eat!

Big News Flash..... The Big Dreher/Gardner wedding date has been set for March 10, 2012 in Fayetteville Arkansas
Check out the wedding website to get all the details!
We are so EXCITED!!

The Sister-in-Laws

The Sister-in-Laws
Dia and Ashley