I have much to be grateful for on Thanksgiving, and I know you do too.
This year, I’ve put on a new hat, thanks in part to menopause, but mostly thanks to all of you. I so appreciate your readership and the encouraging and upbeat words you have sent me. Thank you!
The only other thing I wanted to say is remember that there are NO calories on Thanksgiving Day. Pumpkin Pie, turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, biscuits, spiked cider, and anything else you eat on Thursday will not cause you to gain a single ounce. Our Pilgrim and Native American foremothers put that into place for us. A big holiday thank you to them!
Here’s one of those zero calorie but delicious dishes. You can make it ahead of time and reheat. I got the recipe from my mom, who found it years ago in a collection of Maryland recipes put together by Helen Tawes, the wife of J. Millard Tawes, Maryland Governor from 1959 to 1967.
Sweet and Easy Corn Pudding
Four cups corn (white corn is best, but yellow works too)
Two tablespoons flour
Six (or less) tablespoons sugar
One teaspoon (or less) salt
One and a half cups milk
One stick (or a little less) butter
Blend for ten seconds in blender. Pour into a large greased casserole dish. Bake about an hour at 350. Pudding is done when it’s light brown on top and seems to be set in the center.
Serves a bunch. You can easily halve this recipe.
Photo: The hat belonged to my Great-uncle Herbie, who would probably be mortified that I am writing about menopause as would be, I suspect, most of my other departed relatives. I hope they are in heaven having a glorious time and not paying a lick of attention to me.