Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easy Corn Fritters...these are fried y'all.

I made chili for dinner.  Chili makes me want corn bread.  Usually I just make a mix but I knew I had some corn meal on hand and looked for a recipe.  On All Recipes there was a "related" recipe for corn fritters.  Anything with the word fritter in it automatically sounds better.  Healthier, no.  Yummier, yes.  So I looked through a few recipes and then made one up and man...these little guys are tasty and are going to be so good with our chili. You will need a skillet for frying, preferabely cast iron. 

1 can whole kernel sweet corn, drained.
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup C yellow corn meal
1/4 C all-purpose flour
3/4 C drakes mix
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
about a cup of water (more or less)
2 cups of oil for frying-you need about two inches in the pan

Mix up the water and drakes mix so that its the consistency of pancake batter.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients.  
Heat oil until shimmering.
Lower a large spoonfuls of the corn mix into the oil and cook until golden, (about a minute) flip and cook another minute, until golden.  
Remove to a plate lined with paper towel.
Repeat until all the batter is gone, makes about 20 fritters.

Paula Deen would be proud.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013


I didn't get a nice picture of the kids together, or even our family, but oh well.
We had a really wonderful Easter.
I have been more reflective of the Savior this year than in the past since I am reading the book 
Believing Christ.  It's fantastic.
I've thought more about the joy of Easter.
I am so thankful for that empty tomb.
I felt joy in celebrating that instead of getting too caught up with the Bunny and stress holidays can sometimes bring.

My kids got a note from the Bunny on Easter morning letting them know they needed to be good during church and maybe when they got home there would be treats in their baskets.

During church I was in charge of Sharing Time for Primary so I had a basket full of symbols of Easter and then we read scriptures from Matthew to identify what they represented.  I had a piece of red cloth to symbolize the red garment placed on Jesus as he was mocked and beaten by the Roman Soldiers and a white cloth to symbolize the burial clothes put on him before he was laid in the borrowed tomb.  I reflected on the scripture from Isaiah that says, "though your sins be scarlet, they shall be white as snow."  Through Christ we can be transformed from red to white, from sinner to saint.

Lo and behold...when we got home the kids discovered their baskets.  There was much exclamation of joy over the hula-hoop and jump-rope and Noah had a ball with the Hex Bugs.

I had a couple Easter miracles, I was able to make our Easter Feast and have everything hot at the same time!  I made several new recipes and never had a melt-down, everything turned out great.
We had a rotisserie chicken that I brined overnight in a lemon-garlic-herb brine.  Cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, honey ginger carrots, roasted asparagus, and bunny buns.

Have you seen Pinstrosity?  My buns qualify, although I should note, the Pinterest photo is not of buns, they're cookies.  My buns still tasted good, even if they weren't the cute little bunnies I'd envisioned.


I did have a Pin-Win though.  I made a perfect NY style cheesecake.  Seriously perfect.  
Here is the link.

We went to Auntie Jennifer's for dessert and another Egg Hunt.  

It was such a fun, suger-crazed, but still peaceful, happy day.
I hope you all had a joyful Easter.