Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pilgrims, Meatloaf and abundance

- Mr C's says, "Pilgrims loved meatloaf and trivia." Doubtful. :) Just for the heck of it, I typed in "origin of meatloaf" into the Bing search engine and the answer seems to be that it is just a large meatball that Italian immigrants came up with to save time or it is a product of the Depression, when people needed to save money by stretching meat.

- The first time I misspelled the word origin and typed "origen", with an "e" - the number one listing was a Spanish version of a performance of the singer Meatloaf on YouTube. :)

- A lovely pre-Thanksgiving lunch at the printing company, with an abundant table. I made friend Bev's crockpot corn. It was a hit! Here's the recipe in case you need a quick and easy side dish any time:

Crockpot Creamed Corn

2 (16-oz) packages frozen corn
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon white sugar
Salt and pepper

Melt butter and cream cheese, mix in milk, sugar and salt and pepper. Pour over frozen corn in crockpot and mix together.

Cook on High 2-4 hours or on Low for 4-6 hours.


Jewel Allen said...

I love corn in all its forms. I will have to try your recipe!

Is that meatloaf sign from the same church that you've shown pics of before? They have this thing for meatloaf. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving Lynn!

TALON said...

Mr. C's next sign should read "Made you look!" - lol!

Lynn said...

Hi Jewel -

The corn was a hit and it was so easy.

The meatloaf sign is from Mr C's bar and grill - they do have a thing for meatloaf. I love their quirkiness and that is the only thing that seems to inspire that.

Talon -

Exactly! I always have my camera out on Tuesday mornings so I can stop and take a quick photo. This time I could not get that glare off the picture.

Jewel Allen said...

Oh, it's a restaurant? Love it.

Riot Kitty said...

I don't have a crockpot (almost wrote crackpot!) but it sounds yummy.

Lynn said...

Jewel -

It's mostly a bar, but they serve food.

Riot Kitty -

A crockpot is handy to have. Crackpot - funny. :)

Meredith said...

Oh, yum. That recipe sounds delicious.

Poor pilgrims. They never got to taste meatloaf :(

LL Cool Joe said...

I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here in the UK. Unfortunately it's just another day here.

Cookie said...

I'm a vegetarian, but I love Meatloaf the singer!
That recipe does sound yummy :)

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I know and no fried turkey for them either. That's what we have - my cousin cooks it in one of those special turkey fryers outdoors. So good.

Joe -

It is my favorite holiday.

Cookie -

You could definitely have the corn, right? Unless you are vegan? I love Meatloaf the singer, too. :)

G-Man said...

OK...I am SOOOO stealing this recipe'...Thanks...G

Lynn said...

G-man -

It is really good and easy. Hope your holiday is good!

Lance said...

Hi Lynn,
I love the Meatloaf song in Spanish coming up in your search engine - too funny!

Maude Lynn said...

We haven't heard from Mr. C in a while!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn said...

Lance -

I thought so too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mama Zen -

Today the sign said "Come in for pre T day fun." I hope your Thanksgiving is great!

Jannie Funster said...

Pilgrims did love trivia, especially sports questions!! :)


Lynn said...

Jannie -

Like "Who won the cricket tournament in 1491?" Ha!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Oooo thanks for the recipe-
i can'y believe you found time to research Meatloaf! But have you eaten any yet?

Lynn said...


Not yet!