Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Potluck Fare

It's Foodie Friday again, and it's time for Friends, Food and Fun at Designs by Gollum. It's always a great way to end the week -- by sharing food!

A favorite potluck dish is Smokestack's Cheesy Corn Bake. It's easy and it's yummy and who doesn't like corn? With cheddar AND cream cheese? Oh, and there is butter, too!

A favorite restaurant since I was a child was Smokestack Restaurant. We always loved BBQ and Smokestack was a favorite of ours. Our favorite meal was the 89er sandwich. Beef, pork or ham on a long roll. With BBQ sauce and shredded lettuce and thinly sliced onion. A pickle on the side.

It was called an 89er because it cost 89 cents which actually, was quite a bit when McDonald's was selling their hamburgers for 15 cents. But it was so big that two could share or you could eat half and take the other half home.

It came with one side and I always had a hard time choosing between the cheesy corn or the baked beans.
Over the years I got the recipe for both the baked beans (which are THE best) and the cheesy corn. And I make both at home.

Smokestack is still around but it is now called Jack's Stack and it still serves the cheesy corn AND the baked beans.

No more 89er, however, although they do have other sandwiches. No long buns, no shredded lettuce and onion. Their sandwiches are still my favorite but alas, I do miss my old favorite.
This is a great recipe, it's easy and makes quite a bit. This is a double recipe because I was taking it to a potluck. I came home with one spoonful left! And that spoonful was left because no one wanted to take the last. When nothing is left, I consider it a successful offering.

SMOKESTACK CHEESY CORN BAKE

2 T. butter
4 t. flour
1/8 t. garlic powder
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
3 ounce package cream cheese, cut up
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
3 ounces diced ham

Melt butter, stir in flour and garlic powder. Add milk; cook and stir over medium heat. Heat until thick and bubbly; stir in cheeses. Cook/stir over low heat until cheeses melt; stir in corn and ham. Bake in 2 quart casserole for 45 minutes at 350.


29 comments:

Valerie said...

I make this too!!!

I fell in love with this sidedish when I first moved to Kansas City and found the recipe in a Kansas City Barbeque cookbook! LOVE IT and so do my dinner guests!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This sounds delicious, Martha. I make a similar one, in the crockpot.

I never thought about radishes in the wilted lettuce. Sounds good. My children's paternal grandmother used curdled milk (curdled with vinegar), some way or other for her wilted lettuce. I never tried making it that way, though. I make my wilted lettuce like my mother did. You are right, we learn by osmosis!

Mary said...

Now you've made me curious. I'll have to give this a try.

susan said...

Can you believe I have never heard of a dish like this! It HAS to be good with these ingredients and i will definitely try this--thanks!

ellen b said...

Oh that does look satisfying!! Happy F.F. to you!

Kristen said...

I think my entire family would love this dish, thank you for posting the recipe!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have never heard of this, Martha. It looks delishious and hearty. My family loves corn, in fact it is the only vegetable Kevin will eat, so I am going to try this!

Thanks so much! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

This sounds like it will be a family favorite. I can't wait to try it!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

I am really going to have to try the corn dish...I have never tried corn with cheese...wow, it sounds really good.

Acorn Cottage said...

Bless You Martha for obtaining that recipe! That is my favorite side there and I'm so glad you got your mittens on that recipe and shared it!

P.S. Like the new changes with your blog, looks great!

Hugs, Nancy

Linda said...

That sounds delicious! Yummy! Wouldn't it be fun to have with Brunsick stew (ever though it's a meal in itself!). Linda

bj said...

My family has always loved this corn dish. One of our favorites.
Thanks for reminding me about it...

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

That corn sounds wonderful! You can tell from the ingredients that it is G-O-O-D! A perfect side dish with barbecue! I also enjoyed looking through some of your other posts. Your garden is beautiful! Good luck with the tour: I got roped into doing one last year... it was the best my yard has ever looked but a LOT of work! And I am happy to find another fan of blue and white china. I'll come again soon!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Martha..this sounds delicious... and I have everything in the houseto make it! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Chandy said...

Wow, I'd have to try to make this for 4th of July! I'd love to see how my family would love the cheesy goodness with the corn. Yum! Thanks, Martha!

LauraBeth said...

This sounds absolutely lovely! My husband has invited a friend of ours to dinner on Tuesday night, who confessed to yearning for "home cookin'" - what a great recipe find, just in the nick of time! Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

This sounds so good. I love when I find recipes that I can veganise (I don't eat meat and try to limit dairy to once a week) and this is one of those!

amy@maisonbelle

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

That sounds so pleasing to the taste. I know my kids will love this one. Thanks for sharing!

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Martha, it is strange how the food of our childhood always seems to stay with us and remain a firm favourite for life.

I would love to get a copy of your baked bean recipe as well; perhaps another Foodie Friday? I will give this recipe a try.

I travelled to the US nearly ten years ago and found the food so varied and interesting from state to state. In Australia you never hear about the variety of different dishes which are traditional in particular regions in the US. If you asked most Australians to name an American food they would probably say ‘hamburgers and fries’ – how much they miss. I love Foodie Friday as it gives me a chance to learn new recipes, some traditional and some modern; thankyou for sharing yours. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Crystal said...

I have made a similar recipe, but this one sounds better. I will have to give this recipe a try.

Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Joyce said...

This a new one for me. I have never had this or heard of this recipe. I must live under a rock:) I just read this to my husband and he asked if we can have it tonight and call it the Linderhof special. It is safe to say that I will be making this one soon since he an the crew loved the summer rice salad recipe too.
Joyce

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

My husband is going to love you for this recipe. Thanks. laurie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm, this looks so delicious! Oops! Sorry, had to wipe the drool off my keyboard... ☺ Diane

ButterYum said...

I can taste it already - this recipe is a keeper for sure. Hope you'll share the bean recipe some time.

imjacobsmom said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! I am saving this recipe for sure. ~ Robyn

9405018--Pat said...

I also make this...

GUESS what i had for dinner tonight? Jack Stack in Martin City baby back ribs with a side of bake beans......wonderful.....thanks for sharing....Pat H
have a wonderful weekend

Donna Marie said...

MMMMMMM... Corn, Cheese and Butter!!! Oh yeah! My kind of meal! It sound soooooo good!

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Mary Beth said...

What a wonderful recipe! I started with this post and found myself scrolling along-so many delicious recipes and great posts.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My husband would love this - and my daughter-in-law -- I'll have to make it sometime when they're together to enjoy.