I honestly thought this day would never get here. I've had to work so much this week that I'm ready for a break.
I started my Thanksgiving break (of one whole day) off right by meeting my parents at Perkins in Omaha, where we also met up with my cousin, Joey, his wife, Brooke, and their adorable little girl, Abby. It was our first time meeting Abby, who celebrates her first birthday next month, so I was so ready for my workday to be over.
Imagine our surprise (my parents and I) when shortly after Joe and Brooke got there, Joe's parents, Jim and Julie, younger brother, Danny, and Danny's girlfriend Jada showed up! I haven't seen Julie or Jim in about a year, and Danny for even longer. I have tentative plans to hang at the Henry Doorly Zoo with Danny and Jada on Friday, when I'm between jobs.
Right now, I'm relaxing, watching a movie with my daddy, and getting ready to do my pre-Thanksgiving baking. What I always do is bake corn bread. And not just any corn bread. No. This corn bread recipe, I got when I was nine. That year for Christmas, my grandparents got me a set of Little House on the Prairie books, and in the back of one of them, you could send away to join the Little House Book Club. It was free, so I did.
|Yep. That really happened.|
So, here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family always has.
Adapted from My Little House Cookbook, with recipes by Amy Cotler and illustrations by Holly James
1 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Yellow Corn Meal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 10 inch pie plate
2. Combine flour, corn meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and brown sugar in a bowl, breaking up clumps.
3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat (I cheat and use the microwave)
4. Combine eggs, buttermilk and melted butter in a second bowl. Wisk until well combined.
5. Mix wet and dry ingredients until just blended. Pour into pie plate
6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cut into wedges and serve warm with plenty of butter.
|Ah. MUCH Better. And in a pretty plate, too!|
Wishing you and Yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving!