Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The next event in January was my oldest sons birthday. The barn has become the favorite spot for family events and this was no different. My Grandaughter Sarah decided that her Daddy should have a party and she did a great job of putting it all together. We had our typical barbeque which is top sirloin or tri tip (I like top sirloin better)cooked over oak, Jocko beans and salsa, corn pie (recipe to follow) salad, etc etc. Toms boss, Andrew came and made his specialty Mango Margaritas. Dessert made by his mama was toms favorite Coconut cream pie and a chocolate one to boot.
Recipe for Corn Pie (This is an old nipomo receipe first introduced by Sandy Knotts of Jockos who also as things go in small towns is also my daughterin laws Grandmother.

1 17oz can creamed corn
1/2 cup milk
1 40z can chilies
1/2 c cornmeal
1/2 t, salt
3 T. Butter
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 inch cubes
Mix all ingredients together and put in small casserole Bake at 300o for 1hour 45 minutes.
You might as well double this as you will just want more (use a 9 x 13 pan)


  1. I just found your blog. Fun to read! This recipe has been a Lester family favorite since 1970. Our bbq menus sound exactly the same! Of course, I know we have lots in common.