Tuesday, April 3, 2012

c is for cornbread and company

alas corn kept coming to me yesterday and it hasn't left me---

i once read a book--i wish i could remember the name--it was one of those books, i take a chance on, when i find them in my local dollar store----although i can't remember much about the book--one thing has stuck with me--

the writer tells of how his mother, that lived in an impovereshed mountain area, would always have a pot of beans and cornbread, ready for any visitor that might find theirself hungry--

what a cozy scene that set in my mind--not unlike my dear grandmother, "queenie"-

if you have read much of my blog, you know she is the one in my story, "queenie's bequest"

every time we went to her small country house, she would have tons of food prepared---and you could count on there being cornbread, warming in the top of her old stove--she made it in a cast iron skillet---it never was my favorite kind of cornbread---but how much i would love to taste it again--

i find myself making cornbread quite often---mostly i use a mix and prefer the sweet cake like cornbread--

this past winter, i tried a few times having the beans and cornbread ready for the taking---but these days, hungry travelers don't visit like they used to-

45 comments:

  1. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

    I really liked this post. That sets such a cozy scene in my mind too. I love the fact that through reading books throughout your lifetime, you create a little scrapbook in your head of little ideas, scenes and moments. It's lovely :)

    Have a very happy Tuesday, I'm following you now and looking forward to tomorrow's post!

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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    1. ...I'm already following you. Past-Nikki has great taste! :D

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  2. Hi, Lynn, Oh my cornbread is a staple in MO. :) We especially love it with beans.

    Great mood setting in your piece. Nice to meet you!!!!

    Teresa

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    1. thanks --yeah i don't know if i like it better with navy beans or chili--nice to meet you too!

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  3. I am now thinking of nice warm cornbread right out of the oven with melted butter.. yummy. :)

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment (and also following my blog :)

    I read your two previous alphabet posts; it is always sad when a little one is treated the way Adam Walsh was (and sadly so many countless others). And your B post touched my heart too; my son, now 23, had a few rough moments in his teens (what am I kidding, LOL, he had many rough moments) but it was by the grace of God that he is still alive and not in jail; praying moms do get heard I think :)

    I liked this post too with the cornbread and now I want some cornbread. I am sure you miss your grandmother, she seemed like a generous loving woman to always prepare a great meal for her family!

    I wonder if you made a pot of beans and cornbread and took it out to the homeless how they would react :)

    looking forward to reading more of your posts in the month ahead

    betty

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    1. thanks for reading, corgi----and i am so happy your son is okay- we have to keep on praying don't we!--and excellent idea :)

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  5. haha yeah i was too--and so early this morning--but no jiffy mix!!

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  6. Sounds yummy! I wish I were the type of person who baked/cooked a lot for when people came over. I just am not that organized.

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    1. i am not much of a baker--but like to cook--and entertain--i leave most of the baking to my daughter!

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  7. I am from Canada where alas cornbread is hardly heard of. I, however, have lived in both Texas and Indiana where I aquired a love for it.

    Now you have me wanting some corn bread and wishing I could.

    Nice to meet you as well, and thank you for your interest in my blog!

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    1. i have made myself hungry for it today also--but don't have the time to make it today----nice to meet you too and thanks for your interest--i love it!

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  8. Sounds so yummy. I'm craving cornbread now.

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  9. I have a sudden craving for cornbread now. Maybe that's what I'll do today =)

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  10. My husband loves cornbread. Like Zebsmom, I'm from Canada, and I never heard of it until I married my husband who is from Tennessee.

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  11. Love cornbread and corn muffins too. I found this very touching, especially where you wished to taste your gram's again even though it wasn't your fav, anything but corny ;^)

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  12. that was a very corny post =)

    my middle son has had a craving for cornbread lately so i am making it tonight!

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  13. I'm from the UK, and have never tried it...I'm intrigued now.

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  14. oh it's great--can you get jiffy mix or martha white or martha washington brands--or just make it with cornmeal

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  15. I have never been a fan of cornbread. But everyone else in my family loves it.
    Your story was a treasure, though.

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  16. My wife and I have beans and corn bread every now and then. It's economical and it's good. I always buy the Jiffy brand corn bread and make muffins out of it. It's usually about 20 cents for a box that will make 6 to 8 muffins--plenty for the two of us.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. yeah arlee, a while back--i guess it was around thanksgiving--i was going to make paula deen's cornbread casserole and low and behold, they were out of jiffy---a man started talking to me and trying to help me figure out which brand i could substitute---he said he was a chef at a pretty fancy place in town and that he always made his cornbread from scratch---he patiently listened as i told him he didn't know what he was missing if he hadn't tried paula's recipe with the jiffy mix--i don't think i convinced him :)

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  17. Hey Lynn, nice to meet you. I love cornbread. I grew up partly on the farm(summers) and partly i the big city(school year). Cornbread was a staple, along with meat at every meal. I don't eat meat today, but still make the cornbread and beans. Takes me back.

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  18. how wonderful you were able to spend your summers on a farm!!

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  19. No, I'm afraid they don't, and that's kind of sad, isn't it? Even sadder is that people stopping by can be dangerous these days.

    I'm your co-host for the A-to-Z! If you didn't get an email from me the other day, it may have gone in your spam box. Please feel free to contact me via my profile or reply to that email if you need anything or have any questions.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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  20. thanks shannon and yes it can be very dangerous these days!

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  21. Good honest food - cornbread and beans. I would want that if I was visiting. :)

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  22. Lynn, super ideas for the A-Z Challenge!! I love cornbread and frequently use it in recipes. Also, really like your "B" post!

    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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    1. thanks for reading patricia and i am glad you have liked my posts :)

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  23. My kids love cornbread and we have it a few times a month, usually with chili. I like both styles.

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  24. I'm enjoying your posts. I like cornbread but have never made it. I've also never had collard greens and I hate sweet tea - the problem is, I live in the south. This doesn't sit well with others down here:)

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  25. Talking about cornbread makes my mouth water, Lynn. I still make it from scratch most of the time, and always make enough to stash a little in the freezer. Makes a great afternoon snack.

    Patricia Stoltey

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  26. Cornbread is a staple in my house. I prefer the sweeter kind too. My husband laughed when I said I was making a meal of beans and cornbread but now he loves it too. :)

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  27. Those C-words make a great pair :D

    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

    PS: pls turn off your word verification to make it easier to comment---you might consider comment moderation instead if you're unsure :)

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  28. thanks-- i would if i knew how:)

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