That was a great game, and a great Tillamook Cheddar Beer Soup recipe, last night. To keep our stomachs busy while we wait to see who will clinch the win tonight, let’s enjoy a recipe for Tillamook Savory Southwest Bread Pudding:
INGREDIENTS (10 servings)
2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
2 teaspoons olive oil
1¼ teaspoons salt, divided
2 tablespoons Tillamook Salted Butter
1¾ cups chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2½ teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups cream
5 large eggs
2 teaspoons Tabasco pepper sauce
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup diced green chiles
8 cups (¾ inch-cubes) day old French bread (don’t pack)
1 cup (4 ounces) Tillamook Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded
1 cup (4 ounces) Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, shredded
Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 10 (6 ounce) ramekins.
Place corn on baking sheet, coat with olive oil, and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, or until kernels begin to brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft. Stir in the garlic, and cook an additional three minutes. Stir in the cumin, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Set aside to cool.
Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F. Whisk together the cream and eggs in a large bowl. Add the pepper sauce, lime juice, green chiles, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir in the bread cubes, corn, and onion, mixing until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Mix in the cheese.
Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared ramekins and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden-brown. Unmold and serve.
To reheat: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover with foil, and reheat for 20 minutes.
Goes great with chicken or steak or even a nice big salad. What are you going to have ‘em with?
Fun baseball fact: Having been open for nearly 100 years, Fenway Park in Boston is the oldest baseball stadium still in use. Although the Tillamook County Creamery Association has been around for over 100 years, the Tillamook Cheese Factory has only been around since 1949.
Next game: yep, you guessed it! Tacoritos. Let’s just hope we make it to all seven games so we can keep eating!