Thanksgiving in Charlotte

Since my Mom and Dad are no longer in NC, Jay and I went to Charlotte this year for Thanksgiving to spend the weekend with Courtney, Greg and Courtney's parents. It was a lot of fun, but the holiday got off to an interesting start. When we arrived at Berry and Susan's house, a big Roto Rooter van was parked in their driveway. Apparently they had been having some plumbing problems in the guest bathroom on Thanksgiving morning so they called to have it looked at and lo and behold, there was a dead squirrel in their pipes! Everyone had a good laugh about this, because Berry has been at war with the squirrels for years now, and they really got one up on him that day! We had a delicious meal after Roto Rooter cleared out, including my new corn casserole recipe which was a hit (see recipe below). And now we all have a great story to tell too!

We spent Friday at Childress Winery, where we had a great tour and tasting and also enjoyed a nice lunch. It was a sunny but cold day so we were thankful that the majority of the tour was indoors! All in all, Jay and I had a great visit with everyone and we look forward to doing Thanksgiving at the Hall's again in the future.

Corn Casserole

1 (15 1/4 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream style corn
1 (8oz) box of corn muffin mix (Jiffy)
1 c sour cream
1/2 c melted butter
1 - 1 1/2 c shredded cheddar

Stir together all ingredients except cheese. Pour into a greased casserole dish and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cheddar. Return to oven for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes and serve warm.

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