Sweet Cornbread Casserole

May 26, 2015

Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. We had a full weekend with a beautiful friend’s wedding, pool party, dinner with friends, more pool time and lunch with my parents for Memorial Day. 

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It’s not every day we get invited to a black tie wedding! I’m so thankful to be this guy’s wife. I not only love him but I really like him a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our sweet friend, Bridget got married! She was radiant!

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When my sister and I were growing up, my mom ALWAYS loved dressing us alike. I hated it! But now that I have 2 girls, they LOOOOVE it! I bought these dresses last year at H&M from Destin last summer. It’s perfectly patriotic. 

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JJ decided to join in with his sisters. “Mom, can I please just finish my string cheese?” Umm.. no. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I made the chocolate quinoa cake for dessert on Memorial Day. You know a certain someone can never keep her little fingers to herself!

Over the weekend, we went over to our friend’s house for dinner. We brought over cornbread casserole and I figured I would share my variation of it. Have you ever tried the Trader Joe’s cornbread? Oh man, it’s awesome! It’s a sweet cornbread and we love it with chili or as a side. It’s seriously delicious. There are a bunch of Jiffy cornbread casseroles but this one is my favorite! One day, I just decided to try it out with the Trader Joe’s mix and now it’s our favorite cornbread casserole. 

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Not pictured: canned cream of corn and shredded cheese

This is seriously so easy. All you do is follow the box directions by mixing 1 egg, 1/2 cup oil and 3/4 cup milk. Mix in 1 cup of sour cream, 1 canned cream of corn and 1 cup of shredded cheese of any kind. Add the dry cornbread packet and fold together. 

IMG_2437My little ones always want to help when I’m doing something in the kitchen. 

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Excuse Emmy and her bedhead. We made this before getting ready for church. She also yelled at us in true Emmy style asking for her turn. Oh yeah, she just got her cast off on Friday but her muscles are weak so she has a bad limp. Hopefully, her muscles will get strong quickly. Thanks for asking about her!

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It’s ready to go into the oven! I use a large rectangular pan and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. You can check on it after 40 minutes. 

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It’s sweet, moist and a wonderful companion to so many meals. If you want a little kick, you can add in some chopped jalapeรฑos. Yummo!!

My parents came over for Memorial Day and we had a laid back lunch. I prepared some fish tacos and we had quinoa cake and ice cream for dessert. We made sure to talk to our kids about the significance of such an important day. When my parents came over, they shared stories of family members serving in the Korean army who also gave up their lives for their country. I think about my aunt and her husband who served in the military all his life and petitioned for our family to immigrate to the United States. I am so thankful for all of the men and women who sacrifice much and show us that freedom comes at a great cost. My heart goes to families who have lost love ones. Whether you personally know a soldier or not, we are indebted to them for the sacrifices they have made.

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Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

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