Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day 2016

Give me a piece of that bacon and corn casserole 
or I'll have to call "my boys".
 - The Dogfather.

Happy Father's Day everyone!  Abby Lab has gone back to sleep on the futon but we're going to share our breakfast with our wishes for a wonderful day to all of your Father's out there, whose children (and grandchildren in some cases) have benefited from all of your love and care.
My husband was charged with frying up the bacon, but I made a special breakfast casserole for him. It's one my Dad loves, for breakfast or dinner, a cross between cornbread and corn pudding and it was a hit, very moist and creamy with cottage cheese being the surprise ingredient.

Served with Amish Bacon and maple syrup, it made this man who has thoroughly enjoyed being a "dog Dad", a happy man.  We are cutting way back on our meat consumption and what we get is from local  small farmers who raiser the animals humanely.   This Amish bacon is a treat several times a year.
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Dad's Favorite Corn Casserole

In large bowl mix:
1 cup corn meal (I use Bob's Red Mill gluten free)
3/4 cup King Arthur's gluten free flour (or whole wheat Pastry flour, if you're not gluten sensitive)
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of Cardamon or Nutmeg

In medium bowl mix:
2 eggs, whisked
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons buttermilk (or regular milk to which you've added 1 T. of lemon juice and let sit five minutes)
a drop of vanilla extract
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 bacon grease, melted (or butter or vegan spread, whatever you prefer)
1 cup canned cream corn (use rest of can for another meal)

Mix wet into dry ingredients and stir until blended.  Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking pan.  Bake in preheated 375 F. oven for 40-45 minutes (until lightly brown around edges and  a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs, not wet, not totally dry). Cool slightly, then cut into squares to serve.


  1. Wishing your Dad and Abby's Day a wonderful Father's Day!

  2. Now that looks like a fathers day breakfast fit for a king. Have a wonderful day and I hope Abby Lab got some of that bacon too. purrs ERin

    1. Abby did (and a piece of cheese). She was quite happy. Thanks for stopping by Erin!

  3. A dad who cooks bacon....we wish we had a dad. Abby, we know you made his day special. (our Father's Day is in September.)

  4. Happy Father's Day to your dad!

    Aroo to you,

  5. Oh, your Pops is the bestest!!!! BACON!!!!! I'll be right overs....
    Oh, butts before I gets there, I wanted to wish your Pops and your Gpa a very Happy Father's Day!!!!!
    Ruby ♥

    1. Thank you Ruby - Mom talked to her Dad and his nurse it taking him to KFC - his favorite place in the world (seriously, he ate Jack LaLannne food until he was in his 90's, nothing fried, but since he turned 95 he's the KFC king, though he still works out 6 days a week).

  6. Yes!! We had bacon too! Happy Fathers Day to all the special dads in your life.

  7. my dad drooled on my keyboard hahaha... and well... me too :o) Happy Fathers >Day!


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