I've never had either one, but something along these lines sounds like it might be an intriguing addition to the Thanksgiving menu. But what are they, exactly? I looked at some corn pudding recipes on Epicurious and they seem to be custardy, sweet and maybe a bit bland unless you start adding things like chives or cayenne or cheese. Spoon bread seems to always have cornmeal, sometimes corn kernels, and I'm guessing will come out with a bit of a rougher texture, maybe somewhere between corn pudding and corn bread? How close am I? Can I make either one ahead and either reheat or serve at room temp? Anyone have a recipe they love?
(Alack and alas, most of our guests are decidedly suspicious of food with taste, herbs or spices, so I probably won't be adding cayenne or jack cheese or other lovely sounding things. Maybe a sprinkle of nutmeg, but I won't tell them.)