Sunday, November 01, 2009

Thankful for Cookbooks Month

Happy November! Welcome to Thankful for Cookbooks Month. I will feature Thanksgiving recipes all month.

I've been working on my presentations for the Vintage Holiday talks which start next week, and found this, a "Thanksgiving on the East Coast" menu from the Southern Heritage Celebrations volume. I will post the full menu soon, but was particularly intrigued by the 'Southern Corn Pudding'. I will be talking about Thanksgiving Traditions - favorite and weird, and I think this one is definitely the latter.

Southern Corn Pudding (The yellow blob on the left of the picture.)

6 eggs

3 cups milk

3 cups fresh corn, cut from cob (Why not just serve the corn?)

1/4 plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine eggs and milk, beating well. Add remaining ingredients; stir well.

Pour into 2 greased 1 1/2 quart casseroles. Bake at 375 F for 40 minutes or until set. Yield: 12 servings.

Very odd. Like baby food or something. Do you have anything weird on your Thanksgiving menu? If not, get ready for me to supply some weird ideas...

I want to take a minute to thank all you readers! Vintage Cookbooks has made the Top 100 Food Blogs for Technorati! Yeah!

I'll end with this photo of two cute boys going out for Trick or Treating. J put a hat on under his Darth mask as he was cold. We had lots of fun but not as many out in our new neighborhood. Too much candy around here!


Rochelle R. said...

Corn pudding is a tradition for my family's Thanksgiving dinner. We find it tasty not weird at all. Depending on the recipe you use it can be very soft, almost custard texture or a firmer style.
I have a huge collection of vintage cookbooks and enjoy your blog.

Amy said...

I'm so excited to find someone who has this as a real tradition! Rochelle, if you have your family recipe (or another you'd like to share), I'd love to have you come guest blog! My email is