Special thanks to this week's host: Jill of My Next Life
I truly thought I had hit the jackpot at the end of the Keebler Elve's rainbow when I put this MEXICORN can in my shopping basket. Corn bread or corn muffins and chili are perfect companions. Even better with chopped red & green peppers - courtesy of the Green Giant.
On muffin-making day, I stared down at the opened can of semi-crushed, semi-whole corn kernels. And cream. Lots of watery cream. I looked at the label - and plain as day - was the word "cream". It's times like these I swear my mother is standing right next to me saying things like, "you weren't listening", "you weren't paying attention" - and in this case - "you didn't look".
I REALLY wanted the Mexicorn - really. After realizing there wasn't one dish that I would want by saving this opened can, I dumped it into the muffin batter. The one saving grace (ironically) of creamed corn in Dorie's Corniest Corn Muffins, is the "cream". Moist, wonderful corn-flavored muffins - with a hint of a kernel or two - perfect for those that shy away from corn-infested baked goods. I might not have been in Mexicorn-land, but was truly "In the Valley of the Jolly (Ho, Ho, Ho) Green Giant."