Does anyone still use a recipe box? I do - in fact I have two and both are packed full to overflowing!
There's something about a handwritten recipe that's special. These nuggets can transport me back in time to the moment/occasion/person that gave it to me.
Last year I attended a bridal shower for my nephew's soon-to-be bride. All of the guests were asked to bring their favorite recipe, handwritten on a recipe card, to give to the bride. I thought, how wonderful - this is what my guests were asked to bring to my bridal shower 30+ years ago. I still have those recipes and cherish each one. It's nice to know that there are some traditions that can stand the test of time despite the ease of Pinterest.
So as the holidays approach, you might be looking through your recipes too. I'd like to share one with you. I've been making this recipe for the past eight or so years and it will be making a trip around our dinner table again this Thanksgiving,
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
1 1/2 pkgs, corn - about 24 oz.
1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 T. white sugar
1/4 t. pepper
1 t. salt
Heat all ingredients except for the corn in a saucepan on low heat until combined.
Place corn and sauce in the slow cooker. Cook on high for one hour and then turn to low for 3 - 4 hours.
Easy peasy - enjoy!
Is it me or does it feel like from now until the end of the year we are driving in the express lane?
If you have been shopping lately, you've noticed that the stores have three holidays displayed at once - Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all rolled together.
One thing for sure, holidays mean the gathering of friends and family. With those gatherings - a lot of food!
Let us help you with some of the stress that comes with the holidays with some quick recipes for appetizers and side dishes using REAL food.
Here is our recipe for Jalapeno Poppers that are quick and sure to please a crowd:
20 - 24 Jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise, seeded, and deveined**
2 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
1 1/2 lbs. bacon (not thick sliced) - cut in half widthwise
1 t. onion powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
2 cups shredded cheese
Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion powder, salt, and garlic powder in a bowl.
Stuff each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture and wrap with 1/2 slice of bacon
Secure with a toothpick if needed
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
Makes approximately 40 - 48 poppers.
**We did the "heavy lifting" for you on the Jalapenos. Fresh-frozen, seeded and deveined Jalapenos are available for purchase at the Farm or at the Huntley Indoor Farmers Market. All you need to do is stuff, wrap and bake these and enjoy the compliments!
Send us an email and we'll set some aside for you!
See you soon,
Happy Valentine's Day from Glass Farm Greens! We have been busy looking through seed catalogs and preparing the greenhouse.
Nothing says more love than putting in your seed order! We are looking forward to seeing you at the local farmers markets this summer.