Five Friday Faves 12.01.17

Happy Friday and first day of December! It’s been oh…9 months since I’ve done one of these, so figured I was due 😉 Ironically, the last time I posted 5 Friday Faves, I was heading to Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day and I’m heading there again tomorrow for my birthday weekend! For years it’s been my tradition to go to Christkindlmarket to get a boot/mug of warmed spiced wine (so I have a few of them!), do some shopping and eat some yummy food! This year, they’ve also set up a market in Wrigleyville, so I’m excited to check that one out!

 

With that, here are this week’s faves! I like to post favorites from my week or old favorites that I use regularly. Hope you enjoy and Happy Friday! TGIF!!

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My Mom’s Corn “Stuff” Casserole

Thanksgiving is my most favorite food holiday – gimme all the carbs! And my most favorite side dish of all is “Corn Stuff” or Corn Casserole. I’m sure quite a few of you have heard about this delicious concoction or maybe not. If not, you’re missing out! We were introduced to it by my Aunt many years, she would always make it for Thanksgiving and then it became my Mom’s go-to. If you knew my Mom, she wasn’t the greatest cook – so this was right up her alley 😊 5 easy ingredients!

Well this year, I decided to try to veganize it and guess what? It was just as delicious. Just a little unsweetened almond milk and vegan butter – and voila – Vegan!

I actually made two versions this year – one in the crockpot and one in the oven, and they both turned out perfect! I’ll add both in the directions below.

Vegan (or not) Corn Casserole

Spray a 9×13 pan or crockpot with non-stick spray. If cooking in the oven, preheat to 350 degrees.

  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or Vegan Sour Cream (or regular)
  • 1 Can Cream Corn
  • 1 Can Regular Corn (drained)
  • 1 Box Jiffy Vegetarian Cornbread Mix (or regular)
  • 1/2 Cup of Vegan Butter (or regular)

Mix together and bake for 45 mins. The casserole should be a little soft in the middle – you want it creamy, not dry. Remove from the oven and let it sit for five minutes before serving.

If cooking in the crockpot – mix and cook on high for 3-4 hours. When I did this, I doubled the recipe in a 6-quart crockpot and it took almost the full four hours.

This was my first vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving and everything was delicious! Didn’t even miss the turkey! 🦃

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Wyoming Recap (February 2017)

At the end of February, I spent ten glorious days in the mountains of Wyoming. Let me tell you, it was much needed! What did I do while I was there? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…..

Well not really, but for the most part! You have all heard me say that Wyoming is my happy place and it seriously is. Just look at this gorgeousness…

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March Goal Progress: Week Three

It’s been three weeks since we started my private Accountability group on Facebook. Let me know if you want in, we have some fabulous ladies in there! 🙂

For the month of March, I finally decided to set some goals for myself after gaining 12 pounds in the past few months! You can read about those goals here. I’m posting a weekly recap on Wednesday about how things are going, so here we go!

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March Goal Progress: Week Two

So it’s been two weeks since we started my private Accountability group on Facebook. Let me know if you want in, we have some fabulous ladies in there! 🙂

For the month of March, I finally decided to set some goals for myself after gaining 12 pounds in the past few months! You can read about those goals here. I’m posting a weekly recap on Wednesday about how things are going, so here we go!

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