I made Ina Garten’s recipe for Corn Pudding on Saturday night to take to my neighbor’s house. I had made everything else on her Tex Mex episode menu and was confident that it would be delicious. Like all Ina recipes, it had probably three times as much dairy needed – but it was as sinful as expected. In a rush, I forgot to add the basil which was disappointing. And it was hard to find a dish large enough to fit everything and fit into a larger water bath. But all in all, the dish rounded out the menu perfectly. I recommend this recipe during a time period in which you don’t have to get your cholesterol checked.
this is a “fancy” version of one of my family’s long-standing holiday meal traditions: corn casserole (more-or-less, this is the basic recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Corn-Casserole-III/Detail.aspx). it is always a huge hit at pot-lucks and is one of my favorite thanksgiving leftovers. i *might* have to check out ina’s recipe though, the basil has me intrigued!