Food Stamps Cooking: Cooking With Corn?

January 11th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »



When the giant snowdrifts melt, this will be what Nebraskans see during the summer months!


We live in Husker land; the famous Nebraska Cornhusker football team is just up the road from our little town and corn is grown in Nebraska like nobody’s business.  If we did not love eating sweet corn we’d probably followed by the Corn Police.  At the very least we’d be denied access to the sweet goodness!  Corn in Nebraska is pretty much comfort food all year round!

Firehouse #1 in Lincoln was featured in Nebraska Life Magazine recently, where they shared a casserole from their kitchen that makes my mouth water, just thinking of it.    It’s beautiful, it’s golden and will travel beautifully to a pot luck meal, where it will receive rave reviews from people who will gobble it up immediately.  You have GOT to try this one:


2 cans cream style corn

2 cans whole kernel corn, drained

2 sticks butter, melted

2 cups sour cream

2 boxes cornbread mix (I used Jiffy)

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.  Mix well.  Pour into greased 9 X 13 inch casserole dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for  45 – 50 minutes.  It will be light golden brown and smell delicious!  This serves 6 – 8, depending how hungry your gang is!

When the oven is baking something it warms the kitchen; your home baked goods will be heart warming!

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  1. Sandra in MO says:

    I am so happy to have stumbled onto this blog. I love the recipes that I’ve seen so far.

    I just wanted to mention that I think you could substitute chicken or veggie broth for all or some of the butter to reduce the fat content. And I bet that yogurt (which you can make yourself!) can be used instead of the sour cream. Granted, the end product won’t be as rich but many of us could use less rich food especially when it’s not for special occassions. 🙂

    And you can make your own cornbread mix. It’s very simple – 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt. Stir it together with the corn ingredients and Voila! If you want to use this mix to make cornbread, you just add 1 cup milk, 1 egg, and 3 tbsp oil.


  2. Sandra, me love, you have made Mother Connie’s DAY with your helpful comments! What great ideas you have. I hope the other Club Members take note and use your ideas immediately!

    Your idea about getting kids to love their country underscores the point that children learn the values of the parents and that happens so naturally around the family dinner table. You are so wise to understand that now.

    When the idea for this blog was born we had no preconceived notions about how many ways we might assist families but your comments are the kind of thing that keeps Mother Connie getting out of bed and rushing to the computer every morning!

    Thank you again, Sandra!

    Mother Connie