Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mary Connealy's Ultimate Scalloped Corn

Well, this is easy.

So she SAYS.

She won't make it, but that's okay, I get to mock her more for not bothering to MAKE THE RECIPE to give us pictures, but she did send us pics of the FIRST CALF OF THE SEASON!!!!!

Meet # 1!!!!!!



How stinkin' cute is he????? She?????? Whatever????????

So we've got the recipe for the corn stuff, Mary ASSURES ME it will be wonderful, that my little urchins will LOVE IT.....

But then she sent another pic of this sweet baby.....

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Aww......  :)  Big smile here in upstate!!!!! Gorgeous baby!!!!!

Okay, back to corn!

1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can creamed corn 
1 cup salad-sized pasta (Mary uses the little 'o' shaped pastas, but she says any cute little pasta will do)
1 cup cubed Velveeta
1 stick of butter, cut up

Mix together, put in 8 x 8" buttered casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour, stirring half-way through.

(Ruthy is guaranteed to FORGET to stir this. Hopefully that is not a deal breaker!!!)

Now this baby was produced from AI: artificial insemination


Here is the "baby daddy"!!!!


GORGEOUS!!!!!  This stud-muffin's name????

"MAN AMONG BOYS"

Well, that says it all!!!!

And then this Hereford/Angus cross Mama gave birth to this sweetheart:


And here is his sweet daddy "CUSTOM BUILT":


The wonder of artificial insemination is that it allows the farmer first-chance breeding... and then his own bull/bulls can "cover" the cows the following month in case the artificial insemination didn't take. It allows flexibility and diversity.

What a fun mix of bloodlines!!!!

(this is coming from the mother of runners, distance runners who used to say "My mother only lets me date fast girls."

:)

I wanted athletic running grandchildren, LOL!!!!  :)

I love the inside glimpse into Mary's ranch life, the babies, the hope of spring.

Mary, thanks for the look! We love it!






41 comments:

  1. I've always wondered what the poor cows think when suddenly they're preggers and didn't even get to participate with the bull...could be traumatic ya know? and the poor bulls. not even going there...one romance series set on a horse ranch had AI and I was curious..never again thanks to youtube. you really can find out evertying about anything on there.

    this recipe sounds like my mom's mac and cheese if you leave out the corn...she boiled elbow macaroni, drained, stirred in the margarine or butter then a bunch of velveeta...can't do velveeta like I used to - tastes weird to me now :-( now I just stay fat on other stuff...
    Susanna

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    1. Susanna, I must make this. Lack of creamed corn has stymied me thus far, but how fun and wretchedly fattening does this sound???? Then I have to cow-tow (Pun Intended) to Connealy for how good it is!!!!!

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    2. Susanna is it s LOT like mac & cheese only with enough corn added to make it scalloped corn. We don't make this much just because of the calories, but it is a required addition to all family holidays.

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  2. And of course, all those precious babies are going to be milk cows, right? Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    Never heard of scalloped corn...but it sounds intriguing. something I might have to wow the next potluck with since Mary guarantees it. :-)

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    1. KAV!!!! This is a Kavalicious recipe!!!! And yes, Milking Simmental Angus, it's the newest dairy cross around!

      (Ignore my carnivorous grin....)

      Aren't they gorgeous animals, though? ♥♥♥

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    2. These are NOT milk cows they are beef cows. We don't raise them to MILK them. (cue ominous Jaws music)

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    3. (Mary. Shh.... I was making her FEEL BETTER. You didn't score real high on that SENSITIVITY test, did you, dear???? Well, neither did I. :)

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    4. Nope, Out of maybe 20 points for super sensitivity...I got three. :( So everyone be afraid!

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    5. Well now I don't feel bad for thinking BBQ beef and potato salad when I saw the baby daddy pics...
      Susanna

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  3. Oh! I've made this!!! It is YUM!!!!!!!! My kids must have been sick the three times I made it because not all of them liked it! Either that or they were switched at birth. One of the two.

    I watched an episode of Dirty Jobs where Mike Rowe participated in pretty much every aspect of this process from collection to insemination to transferring the baby horse embryo into a surrogate. Yes. You read that right.

    Oy.

    That was plenty.

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    1. LOL, Carol. I think I saw that episode. :)

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    2. I am however making Potato Soup today and RUTHY (drumroll)!!! I took pictures!!!
      My Cowboy husband came in while I was photographing his soup like it was a rock star and I was paparazzi. I shook his head, muttered things I don't think I want to hear and started doing account books. He may think I'm weird but I blame it all on Ruthy, then he acts like...... "Well, that explains it!"

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    3. As for AI, well, I listen to 'coming into heat' and 'I've gotta breed a cow' and 'Artificial Insemination Straws (that's what they call 'one dose') with my Cheerios in the morning and never turn a hair, nor miss a bite.
      I'm used to it.

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    4. Well sex and cereal. What's not to love? :) You know it's funny, when you're around animals all the time, you don't think a think of procreation, it's just what's necessary to production. And it sure makes THE TALK easier with kids. :) Now I need to eat a donut Dave brought me and shame on him!!!!

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  4. No pictures, just a lot of BULL. hahahahaha.

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    1. Clearly Ruthy was desperate for a Corn Casserole Recipe....and Tina is desperate for a good pun! :)

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    2. Oh, funny!!!!! Tina made a funny!!!!! :)

      But that is a lotta bull goin' on, right? And I love the sensibility of covering the cows the next month with Johnny-Come-Lately local bull because that way you can tell by the birthing who belongs to whom.

      I may not have said that correctly.

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    3. Ruthy you said it correctly enough...considering no one cares!!
      As long as the steak keeps on coming.

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  5. Oh, this recipe sounds divine!! I love anything resembling creamed corn! And you know, REAL creamed corn (as opposed to canned) is even more amazing. You scrub the cobs to get the cream. It's amazing stuff but is like liquid gold. Lots of work for a little.

    I can't wait to try this! Loved the cow photos! What a precious baby. I don't want to know what'll happen to him/her! (assuming these aren't dairy cattle) LOL

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    1. Missy feel free to do this the hard way, but I can slap this casserole together in about ten minutes. Which is a big part of why I love it!!!!

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    2. Mary, canned would be perfect for a casserole. But everyone should try home-creamed corn sometime! I never tried it until I was an adult. And then hubby's sister told me how they did it. I grew up thinking it was just adding flour or something to canned corn! :)

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  6. I love corn. And I love newborn calves. Can you believe the size of some of those stud bulls, though? They look like they're on steroids.

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    1. Mindy, wow, you love newborn calves and you love corn? This must be a little slice of HEAVEN for you today!

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  7. I'm taking this dish to our next carry-in at church! We're all ready for something different. Yeah, we like to eat together :).

    The calves...oh my...they are so cute in the pictures! And so delicious when they grow up! (Can you tell I'm looking forward to restocking our freezer later this month?).

    And those bulls!!! Wow!!! "Man Among Boys" has some stocky legs, doesn't he? And look at that neck on "Custom Built"! Beautiful specimens. I can see why Mary's Cowboy picked them to be the baby daddies :)

    Then there are the cows. So patient with the process. Of course, they really don't have a choice, do they?

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  8. Jan, I guess you could say they don't have a choice HOWEVER you can't believe the lengths we go to, to keep our herd bull away from the cows. He'll knock down fences, and the cows will jump the fence and hunt him up if they're 'in heat'. It's all natural to them but it's not like they're running away either.

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    1. It must be true love....or hormones. I blame the hormones. :)

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    2. I blame hormones for EVERYTHING!!! Even this cold weather, honestly.

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  9. The little one with the white mark on his face, who's daddy is Man Among Boys??? His mama is FEROCIOUS. We've had to stay away from her. She woofs and paws the dirt. My Cowboy is very savvy about cows and he's been warning me to LEAVE HER ALONE. Normally I'm not one bit afraid of any of them. And after a few days she (the mama) will calm down and go back to being normal. But for a few days after the calf is born they're (well some of them) are dangerously protective of their baby.

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    1. FEROCIOUS MAMA UPDATE. My Cowboy said she's finally calmed down. I think the birth floods their body with some hormone or chemical of some kind and makes them like this...makes SOME of them like this. But that ebbs away and they calm down.

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    2. Maybe those hormones come from times when the mamas had the babies out on the open range and mamas stomped the coyotes to keep them from snatching the babies and eating them.

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    3. Connie it seems like they mostly use their semi-dormant instincts to cause trouble.

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  10. Sounds pretty yummy, although I haven't had Velveeta on hand for decades. I have a corn chowder recipe that has grated cheddar in it so I know the corn-&-cheese combo is tasty.

    The calf is darling, and the AI thing...? I've bred dogs for 35 years and that's been an occasional necessity. Not really a big deal.

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    1. CAROL!!!! I'm so proud of you!!! Not everyone can handle this load of bull (hahahahahahahaha!!!) we're dishing out today.

      I love nature, though, the miracle of birth, the amazingness of baby anythings.

      Except maybe spiders.

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    2. I saw a seed pack of baby spiders born once. I was dusting behind a picture and I tore a little web and it just EXPLODED with teensy baby spiders. Everyone one of them went WHOOSHING away on their own little invisible webs. It was really beautiful and I watched in awe for a moment......and then I killed as many of them as I could get!
      Sorry, Heartless Ranch Wife Alert.

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    3. We have the black "wood" spiders that sometimes carry their babies on their back... So they look HUGE.... and when you step on the, a gazillion babies go scattering in every direction!!!!

      Yes.

      Spiders have plenty of space without invading mine.

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  11. There you go, Ruthy. I don't put out mouse traps outside either. They stay out, I'm good, we can peacefully co-exist. They come in, it's war.

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  13. I'm ignoring all references to beef. :-) Do any of you watch Pet Vet on Saturdays? It's this Australian vet and his unusual cases. One of them was a little daschund on a cattle farm that wouldn't leave the new born calves alone. He'd just lick them and lick them and lick them -- in a frenzy for days. The ranchers were afraid the little guy would get kicked in the head because he was so annoying. Anyway, the vet figured out that it was this pheromone issue -- strong right after birth. They solved the problem by daily bathing every baby calf for about a week after birth. Can you imagine having that job, Mary? How many calves do you have at one time?

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    1. PS we have about 120 calves born in three months. 90 days 120 calves, that's more than one a day. We had SIX born during a blizzard last winter, in about twelve hours. And the first month is pretty quiet so a lot of those 120 calves are crowded into two months.

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  14. I think the dachshund would be finding a new home, Kav. Sorry.

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