I'm determined not to waste any food that I buy. I've been guilty of it in the past but I'm working hard at planning and creating meals with what I find in my refrigerator, freezer and pantry. This is the result of making sure to use up a few items that I found searching. It uses corn that I froze last summer, leftover Canadian bacon and some milk that is due to expire in 4 days.
2 cups corn
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Canadian bacon, diced small
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in flour until a paste forms. Gradually stir in cream and allow to thicken over a medium heat, stirring frequently. In a small greased pan, combine corn, Canadian bacon and Parmesan cheese. Pour thickened cream mixture over corn and stir. Bake for 40 minutes at 350°.
Here's the saying that I want to make a print of or cross-stitch for my kitchen. I first saw this on the back cover of my Salt to Taste cookbook by Marco Canora. It's from a U.S. Food Administration Poster ~ 1914-1918 and it's still relevant today.