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Thursday, January 17, 2013

"I Smell Cake"...he said.

This is what I heard this morning, "Balisha, I smell cake!" Joe is on a diet and I guess he thought I was sabotaging it. It did smell like cake...it was corn pudding, made with Jiffy Cornbread Mix. I was called to make something for a funeral lunch at our Church today, so I went to my recipes and found one that a friend used to make for all of our potlucks at Church years ago. She called it spoon bread...I found that spoon bread is a little different than this. Here's the recipe for...

Southern Jiffy Corn Pudding
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
1 (8 1/2 ounce) box Jiffy cornbread mix
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can creamed corn
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
Directions:
Melt butter in a casserole dish.
Mix in egg and then all remaining ingredients.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
It couldn't be easier. It puffs up like a souffle and gets toasty brown on top. I love this as a side dish or to take the place of potatoes when we are having ham. It smelled so good in my car, when I was taking it over to Church.

Talking about our funeral lunches...there are women in the Church who provide food for families who choose to have a meal after coming back to the Church from the cemetery. These are the ladies who provide that food...but the ladies who I want to talk about are two women who have taken on this ministry for themselves and work every funeral luncheon.These women shop for some of the extra food that is needed before hand, they do the table settings, (each table has a small bouquet of flowers and a tablecloth.) They find out how many to plan for from the family...sometimes there are more and they have to hustle around and set more places. They are the ones who call the volunteers.. who bring  food. They plan the meal and know how many potato dishes they need for instance. They come early in the morning to set up and greet us as we come in with our food. They are there to serve the meal and then to clean up. They are a committee of two...We all help out as much as we can, because we know that these women wouldn't ask for it. Today they told me that they had 6 people helping them, because it was a big funeral. I don't know what our Church would do without these two women. I think that they are irreplaceable.Sometimes, I know that it is hard for them to do because they are getting older, but they never complain.They are doing selfless service to the Lord.
Balisha

 Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. 
Mahatma Gandhi 

3 comments:

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

this looks like my kind of recipe
must try...

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

What a tremendous comfort it must be to grieving families to have generous people like you to help with the luncheons.

I just printed out that recipe and can't wait to try it next week!

Barbara said...

Thought it did not look like a cake but that was because of the dish it was in. It looks delicious and I could just reach out and dig a spoon in right now.