Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More on Cornbread - the Secret's in the Mix

     Wow! My last post sure brought out all the cornbread lovers! LOL!  Let's hear it for corn pone!  
    This is my favorite cornbread mix of late (Good ol' Martha White):                  My BFF Janet has been begging for my special recipe.  Okay, you busted me!  I have no special recipe, unless you count the one on the back of the package:
     Some people like to add a tablespoon or four of sugar.  I sometimes will layer some cheese in the middle of the batter as I pour it into the skillet.  Yes, skillet.  Iron skillet.  I have no idea why cornbread seems to taste better baked in a cast iron skillet but will tell you this:  it tastes even better when you heat the skillet before you pour in the batter.  Love those crispy edges!  
     Good news!  We found a van!  We'll pick it up tomorrow.  We decided on a 2004 Chevy Venture with about 78,000 miles on it.  That's the same mileage that was on my now-extinct (we had it crushed) Windstar when we bought it.  I'm hoping that's a good omen.
     I've been cleaning house most of the day and it looks sooo like I've never touched it.  Don't you hate that?  Maybe I should let it get so rotten, stinking filthy that everybody will notice the difference as soon as they step foot in the door.  (Suddenly remembering a few rotten, stinking, filthy houses that I've been in ... )   Never mind.  I'll let it remain a thankless job, at least for right now.
     Tomorrow is October 1.  Another monthly Giftaway will begin and September's will have come to an end.  Maybe the winner will be you!  ;)

3 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HiSher,
That's great that you have new Wheels, and Insurance :)
Thanks for sharing your little secret :) I haven't seen that brand of cornbread around here.
See you later :)
Deb

KatCollects said...

Congratulations on finding your new van : ) I don't think I have ever seen that brand before. Nothing still will ever taste as good to me as my Mom's home made right out of the skillet. Have you ever put it in a glass with milk?
Kathy

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Sher...I'm so glad you found a new vehicle!!!

Thanks for letting us in on your little secret...now I'll have to scour the stores for that brand!

Hugz,
Michele