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Eileen's Hotdog and Corn Casserole



I have five children and all of them love to cook, and are great cooks.  No surprise there! I always had a very cooking friendly kitchen when they were growing up. They were always allowed to help me out, stir batters, etc.


My oldest daughter is pretty amazing.  Her name is Eileen. She is developmentally challenged. Most people would see that as a handicap, but she has never allowed her challenges to stop her from doing anything.  She is very capable and very pro-active about all she does.  I have always been very proud of her.




She's an International Winter Special Olympics Gold Medalist, and she is a wife, and she takes care of the home that she shares with her husband, and she also works.  We talk every day on Messenger and we like to exchange recipes and ideas.  She was always telling me about this casserole that she makes for herself and her husband.  It sounded really delicious, and so today I decided to try it out for myself.


I made a few tiny alterations, but for the most part I made it exactly as she told me to.  Its a recipe she got from her Mother In Law, and I have to tell you, it's really, really good!


I love that despite being thousands of miles apart, we can have this wonderful exchange with each other just about every day, and that we can share recipes and thoughts and special things like this.  We've always been really close and being able to share things like this really makes me happy!


This simple casserole is easy to make, its economical and its delicious.  You can't ask for much better than that! 

  

*Eileen's Hot Dog and Corn Casserole*
Serves 4

 
 
My daughter kept telling me about this casserole she made and it sounded so good I decided to try it for myself.
  

1 (428g) tin of creamed corn (15 ounce tin)
100ml single cream (scant half cup) (half and half)
60ml milk (1/4 cup)
1 TBS mild mustard
1 large free range egg, beaten lightly
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
salt and black pepper to taste
10 soda crackers, crumbled
125g sharp cheddar cheese grated (1 cup)) divided
4 all beef hotdogs




 Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Spray a 7 by 11 inch baking dish with cooking spray. 


Mix together the creamed corn, cream, milk, beaten egg, mustard, onion and crumbled crackers. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper, remembering that hotdogs and cheese are both salty. (So are crackers).  Pour into the baking dish.  Cut the hotdogs in half diagonally and make slashes down the tops of them, also on the diagonal.  Place on top of the corn mixture.


Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.  Scatter the remaining cheese on top and return to the oven to melt the cheese.  Serve hot.  Delicious!




I think she must have told me about this tasty casserole about half a dozen times. Every day we talk she asked me what I am making for our supper and I tell her and tell her how to make it as well.  Then she tells me what she is making.  After her telling me about this so many times I thought it must be really delicious if she makes it that often!


She is always posting food videos on her FB wall also.  I think it is pretty safe to say she is a foodie just like  her mum!  I hate that I have to live so far away from her, but thats just the way it is for now.


I served this with some green beans and a tossed salad on the side.  It went down a real treat!  I really do think it is the simple things in life which bring us the most pleasure of all!  Bon Appetit!


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Marie Rayner
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  1. She is just the sweetest Marie..:)

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    1. I think she is too Monique! But I am a bit biased! xo

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  2. Sounds a wonderful recipe and I would like to try it but where do I buy creamed corn in UK and what are soda crackers?? I presume by 'hotdogs' you mean sausages?? Just asking!!

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    1. Hi Diane, Creamed Corn is available in the grocery store in the vegetable aisle. It should be right next to the sweet corn niblets, baby corns, etc. and the brand is Green Giant. For soda crackers, I buy Italian Crackers, which should be in the cracker aisle. Failing that you can use the Ritz Breaks, which are long rectangular ritz, joined together that you break apart. I would use two packs of those, or you can use about 10 Tucs, or Cream Crackers. By hot dogs I mean Frankfurters. You can buy all beef ones at Costco, or use the regular frankfurters which are available in all the shops. I hope this helps!

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  3. Creamed corn, soda crackers and hot dogs...I am thinking how American all those are and then, I read the comment above! :-)
    Sounds like a good recipe!

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    1. You can find all of those things here in the UK, Kay, but admittedly they are not that easy to find in some places apparently! This is my daughter's recipe and she is Canadian, so I am sure it is also pretty North American! It is a really good and delicious recipe! xo

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