Food post!! Yay - I did cooking tonight and it is yummers! I made a very simple chicken, veggie and rice soup and a pan of jalapeno whole wheat cornbread...all from scratch :-)
No recipe because it was one of those random soups that you just throw together based on what sounds good and is in the fridge, but here is the basics -
- 1/2 homemade turkey stock 1/2 water (I simmered it so long that I got really nice, rich, jellied stock so I thinned it by half to get more of a soup base)
- onions and garlic sauteed in butter
- chicken breast sauteed in olive oil and chopped
- bag of frozen gumbo style veggies
- 1 cup leftover cooked brown rice
- 1 cup plain yogurt (I was going for creamy, but it didn't really work that well...oh well!)
- seasonings, salt, lemon pepper, garlic and herb grinder, just kept cranking it in until it tasted good!
Simmer and nom!
This made a metric crap ton of soup, like more than fits in that pot, so I am going to package, fridge and freeze and have soup for awhile.
This I followed a recipe on the back of the cornmeal bag and just tweaked it a bit. And yes, I bought just plain cornmeal this time because it was the same price to buy a giant bag of cornmeal as a tiny bag of cornmeal mix and I think it turns out a lot better.
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 4 T melted butter or shortening (recipe called for shortening, I used butter)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. salt
- chopped jalepenos
- can of whole corn or creamed corn
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- whatever else your cornbread lovin' heart desires!
Cornbread batter in a pie plate - because everything is better shaped like pie
- Combine and mix dry ingredients in a bowl
- Add melted butter/shortening
- In a separate bowl, beat egg and mix in milk
- Add enough of the milk mixture to dampen dry ingredients and mix well (as more as needed)
- Stir in your optional add-ins if desired (I used jalapenos and a can of whole corn kernels)
- Pour into greased baking pan or muffin tin
- Bake on 400 deg for 25 minutes, until top is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean
- Cut a piece directly from the pan while still too hot to handle, slather with butter and moan orgasmically while eating hovered over the kitchen counter
- Eat another slice with dinner, also slathered with butter and/or honey and comment repeatedly on how amazing you are while shoving every last crumb in your face.
Magic Hat on the side...warming winter dinner complete!