With the kids back in school, as well as my husband, I find that creating dishes that are easy to put together as well as tasty, to be ideal. There is so much going on, and when everyone is at school, I find that prepping a casserole for dinner to be the way to go. I spend some of my afternoons in my garden, and it seems as though I am constantly finding zucchini that is fresh each day! So, incorporating my fresh garden treasures is important when creating a menu for the family. I am part of the Country Crock Casserole Club, and when I was sent the inspiration for this month, I was excited to start creating! Seeing the cheese grater, along with the Mexican Corn mix and the Black Beans, I right away pictured a Mexican Cornbread Casserole!
To get started, I headed to my local grocer with my Country Crock coupon for my free product, along with the gift card I was sent to purchase the rest of the ingredients that I would need for my dish. Aside from the Country Crock Light, I purchased some lean ground turkey meat, taco meat seasoning, a box of cornbread mix and a block of cheddar cheese. Once home, I put the ground turkey meat in a pan to cook, while that cooked, I cut up one of the zucchinis from my garden and I shredded 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. I then prepped the cornbread mix and followed the directions on the box, using the Country Crock Light instead of the salted butter. From there, I added the taco seasoning to the turkey meat, then mixed in the black beans, Mexican corn mix, and zucchini into the meat. Once all of that was mixed, I added the cornbread mixture to the casserole dish, then poured the meat mix evenly on top of the cornbread. I placed the casserole in the oven for about 30 minutes, as for time on the cooking cook until cornbread is golden brown. Then once I got that golden brown from the cornbread, I added the shredded cheese to the top and placed the casserole back in the oven for a additional 5 minutes. When the casserole was done, I served it up to my family, and the final test was to see what they thought of it. I think that when my kids want a second helping, that means the dish was a success! I find that dishes like this are easy, and do not take a whole lot of time to prep and cook time, and with the busy school season upon us, casseroles are always a great way to get the family together at the table after a long day to enjoy a meal together! Well, to get you and your family together during this busy school year, the wonderful people from the Country Crock Casserole Club would like to give one of my readers the kit pictured below, as well as 5 other readers each a Country Crock VIP coupon which is good to get any Country Crock item for free!!
I am the wife of a former Marine and the mother of 3 beautiful kids. We live in the Seattle Washington area. I am a stay at home mommy during the day and a blogger in the evenings. I have a beautiful daughter named Estrella, a handsome little boy named Robert, and a adorable baby boy named Wyatt. I love to blog and share amazing product reviews with my readers!