I love Christmas food gifts. You never know what unexpected yummy will be gifted your way. My family and I were making deliveries of some of the goodies I had made. On one of our stops, the family we were visiting had just smoked up several racks of ribs and they insisted on giving us some to take home. This family even makes their own BBQ sauce and we also got a half gallon of this to go on the ribs. These ribs are special because they were cooked by a man who has been smoking ribs for over 50 years. He knows what he is doing. The ribs and BBQ sauce were my favorite food gift from this Christmas because they shared from what they had on hand. No plan was made they just gave from their heart.
A favorite side dish with BBQ for my family is creamed corn. This dish is so easy. Everything goes into a crockpot and 3 hours later you have creamed corn.
Crockpot Creamed Corn
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
½ cup milk
¼ cup butter, melted
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Drain the canned corn and spread over the bottom of the crockpot. Cube the cream cheese and place on top of the corn. Mix together the milk, melted butter, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over the corn and cream cheese. Do not stir. This is what it will look like when you start it cooking.
Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours. When your cooking time is over it will still look like the picture above. The cream cheese remains in the cube shape until you stir it. Once you stir it well the creamed corn will become thick and creamy.