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26 Oct

 This month we are highlighting items that you are known for.   This is easy.  Mom is *known* for her cornbread.  Here in the south, cornbread is an important side to any meal.  And some of you friends have asked how mom does her cornbread.  So without further ado, here it goes 🙂 – take it away mom!

 

The ingredients to my cornbread are very simple.  In the south, you will find several different versions of cornbread – some with sugar, some with corn, some with jalapenos – the list goes on.  You can make it anything you want in a cornbread.  We often serve cornbread with chili, soups or good old Sunday dinner.  This is a recipe that I tweaked from my family that is so simple.  Here is what you will need:

Two large eggs ($0.26); three strips of bacon ($1.00); a cup of milk ($0.40); a cup of cornmeal ($0.40); and melted butter ($0.20) = total $2.26

AND if you have one (being in the south we have several in different sizes), you need a small iron skillet.

Turn on your over to 350 degrees to preheat.  Take the 3 strips of bacon and cut them in small pieces (sometimes we use more – depends on who you are making it for).  Put your iron skillet on the stove on medium and fry the bacon.  Once the bacon is done, remove the bacon to the side and put in your butter.  Let all of this melt together – the butter and the bacon grease.  Trust me, you will love the taste of this when the cornbread is finished.

Now, take your milk and eggs and mix them together.  Slowly merge together the flour with salt/pepper and add the cooked crumbled up bacon.  The batter is going to be in a thick consistency – that is what you are looking for.  Now, take your batter and pour it into your HOT skillet.  You should hear a sizzle.  That is the sound you want to hear.  Once the batter is in your HOT skillet, place your skillet in the oven and set the timer for 30 minutes.

At 30 minutes, take your skillet out and your cornbread should pop right out of your skillet into a plate.  Serve slathered in butter or crumble up in your soups/chili.  The inside will be moist and hot.  And while you are eating, you will enjoy the buttery bacon taste.  Please try one and let me know what you think.

Here in the south, we even take a cold glass of buttermilk and crumble our cornbread in it for a meal.


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26 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. The Canadian Cats

    October 26, 2016 at 1:06 am

    This cornbread looks delicious. Yummy! You gotta make us some Bacon.
    Jean

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

      You know the next visit – we will be cooking up some of these wonders in the kitchen here at the Hotel Thompson for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. onespoiledcat

    October 26, 2016 at 7:12 am

    YUM………love cornbread especially with bacon in it (no surprise there right????!!). Thanks for the recipe………nothing like southern-style home cookin’ !!

    Love, Sammy and Mom

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Yes indeed! We thought you might like mom’s recipe – so easy! AND so delicious. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. imagesbytdashfield

    October 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

    According to my mother and sisters it ain’t proper cornbread unless it’s made with buttermilk and real butter. And yeah, I used to make such a face when mom ate hers crumbled in a bowl with buttermilk. Stuff is good to bake with icky to drink!!!

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Oh there are some that are heavy southerners that believe that my friend. We go for ease and goodness here. And the fact that mom/dad don’t like buttermilk – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • imagesbytdashfield

        October 26, 2016 at 10:59 am

        Shall we discuss grits next? lol

         
      • Piglove

        October 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

        OMP! Another one of our favorites here – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • imagesbytdashfield

        October 26, 2016 at 11:14 am

        YESSSS!!!!!!

         
  4. easyweimaraner

    October 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

    that’s what my dad said immediately… buttermilk and making crumbs… it looks like coming home somehow… and maybe your bread is the reason that we welcome guests with bread and salt (or buttermilk)

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 10:45 am

      This is true. It’s always a happy place here at the Hotel Thompson when mom/dad mention bread of any kind. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Pat

    October 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I haven’t tasted cornbread made in an iron skillet since the fifties! That was in Kentucky. Used to make biscuits that way, too. Brought back a few memories there. 🙂

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

      aaww thanks my friend. We have iron skillets of different sizes here that we use often. They are especially great in frying up some great southern fried chicken. XOXO – Bacon’s MOM

       
  6. Miss Harper Lee

    October 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Now you’ve done it, Bacon. You’ve made Mommy drool on the keyboard. How is she going to explain this to tech support? 😉

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Just like my mom does – she blames it on the pig. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. CarolMaeWY

    October 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Miss Harper Lee, the tech support ghosts are haunting me too. My computer even talks back occasionally. That’s when its time to make this delicious sounding cornbread.
    My specialty is wheat bread.

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      oh yum… wheat bread 🙂 I could eat buckets full of it. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • CarolMaeWY

        October 29, 2016 at 1:39 am

        And it’s good for us. 😋

         
    • Tails Around the Ranch

      October 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Oooh, oooh. Hope you’ll share your recipe…STAT. 😉

       
  8. Tails Around the Ranch

    October 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    There’s nothing like a good old heavy cast iron skillet to make magical food items! ღ

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      Amen to that! Mom has one iron skillet that has been passed down throughout generations in her family. Can you imagine the meals that have come out of that pan? XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. Alice

    October 26, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Bacon? poor pig. Ha! Just kidding–looks so yummy. I love the crust on cornbread baked this way.

     
    • Piglove

      October 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      It is simply marvelous. I know because mom makes it sometimes without the bacon so I can have some. Cool huh? XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. Hailey and Zaphod

    October 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    You make Lady miss carbs . . .

     
    • Piglove

      October 27, 2016 at 9:44 am

      I’m sorry sweet friend. We find them occasionally – at least once a week big time. XOXO – Bacon

       

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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