Friday, October 24, 2008

Beans and Cornbread

I am so amazed today! God has smiled down on our little island and He's given us some fresh crisp Fallen air! I popped my little head out the door this morning and just took a big ole deep breath of coolness. So what kind of food warms your tummy up with all this Fallen cool crisp air?

Beans and Cornbread!

First of all will you gaze your most gorgeous peepers on this lovely little recipe card! This is some work from my own little hands, well my computer gets some of the praise too!! You know how I just love my roosters!
If you like cornbread, I'm sure you already have your favorite recipe, or maybe you're like my Mother who just throws the ingredients in and the goody comes out perfectly every time. Well, I'm a recipe gal. This is an ooshy on the inside ( it has creamed corn in there! ) crispy on the outside cornbread recipe that Mr. Precious, Chloe Dawn and I just love. You know you can love your corn bread. I'll put the recipe at the end of this post in case you'd like to try it!
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 375'. Oh, my goodness, I don't think I wiped the fingerprints off. Now don't look too closely! ;)

Believe me, when all the ingredients are stirred up together this oosh begins to rise! Can you see it? It's rising right this instant!

If you know anything about some good cornbread, you cannot make cornbread without an iron skillet. This little booger has been around all my life and it bakes up some good cornbread. Spray it up with some nonstick spray, sprinkle a bit of corn meal on the bottom and pour in the oosh!!

Looks good already, doesn't it?
Okay! We're ready to pop it out of the skillet. Oh, I'm so praying it won't stick! Sometimes it does! Oh, please God, let it come out beautifully...I don't want to embarrass myself in front of my friends.

Oh, thank you, God!! It didn't stick! Look, it's perfect and looks so pretty!! Hang on just a minute, we're not through yet.

I've been cooking up some little white navy beans in the crockpot all afternoon to go with our cornbread.
Spiced up just right... smell the beans goodness...sniff sniff...

We need some nice sliced tomatoes sprinkled with a little salt and pepper.

Here you go! Come and sit down. Let me sprinkle just a little bit of cheese on top of those beans, pour you a glass of peach tea and you're all set!
uh oh...
Do you see that little fuzzy face in the background? Chloe Dawn is slowing sneaking her way into the kitchen for her beans and cornbread. But mostly, she loves the cheese. Okay, Darling, wait just a minute and Mommy will sprinkle some cheese on your Breakfast Balls (that's what we call her doggie food!). Yes, I know, I know, I'm a silly.

I certainly hope you've enjoyed my beans and cornbread. But don't go yet! I have a little dessert for you - some blueberries sprinkled so lightly with sugar and whipped cream dolloped on top!
The Best Cornbread

2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup salad oil
1 7oz. can creamed corn
1 cup cornmeal
3 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt Preheat oven 375'
Beat eggs, sour cream, oil and corn.
Blend cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Grease appropriate skillet and add mixture.
Bake for 30 - 40 minutes in an 8 x 8 ince pan or 9 x 9 inch pan, or your favorite iron skillet.
When I bake this for Mr. Precious and me, I cut the recipe in half!
Bon Appetite, Dear Ones!!

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Beans and Cornbread
Beans and Cornbread had a fight
Beans knocked Cornbread outta sight
Cornbread said "Now that’s alright,
meet me on the corner tomorrow night"
I'll be ready, I'll be ready tomorrow night
I'll be ready, I'll be ready tomorrow night
I'll be ready, I'll be ready tomorrow night
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread
"I'll be ready tomorrow night"
Beans told Cornbread you ain’t straight
You better wake up or I'll gash your gate
Been in this pot since half past two
Swelling and puffing and almost due
I'll be ready tomorrow night, that’s what Beans said to Cornbread
You always getting mad at me,
I ain’t mad at you
I'll be ready tomorrow night, I'll be ready, Mmmmmm
Beans grabbed cornbread by the toe
Beans said "Cornbread let me go"Cornbread said "I'll lay you low,
I’m gonna fight you, you so and so
"Meet me on the corner, met me on the corner tomorrow night
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread ,
You so bad, you always wanna fight
Meet me on the corner tomorrow night
And I’m gonna beat the hell out of ya
Oooohhhhh (meet) on the corner tomorrow night
Beans hit Cornbread on the head,
Cornbread said I’m almost dead
Beans told Cornbread
(NOW?) get up man, you know that we go hand in hand
Beans told ???
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread,
We should stick together hand in hand
We should get up every morning and hang out together
Like sister and brothers
Every Saturday night we should hang out
Like chitterlings and potatoes salad
Like shrawberries and shortcakes,
YEAH Like cornbeef and cabbage,
YEAH Like liver and onions,
YEAH Like red beans and rice,
YEAH Like ,
YEAH Like soft cream and v?,
YEAH Like bread and butter,
YEAH Like pot cakes and m
Beans told cornbread,
it makes no difference what you think about me,
but it makes a whole lot of differences
what I think about you,
we should hang out like together
Like pot cakes and M
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread
~ sung by Jordan Louis


  1. Shelia...I can't wait until I get all my pictures downloaded. You are going to especially like some diva-ness!

  2. Everything looks so delicious!!!

    What did you do with the beans? Have a recipe for those, too?


  3. Beans'n cornbread. Love 'em. I made pinto beans'n ham, last week, with cornbread, of course.

    I'll try your recipe next time. I always use my "ancient" iron skillet, passed down to me by J's mother!

    Happy weekend, Shelia!

  4. Good Morning Shelia!
    Great job!
    Very clear recipe with beautiful pics. I never ate cornbread ... have to try.
    And thanks for this funny song.

    Have a blessing weekend!

  5. Good Morning Shelia!
    Great job!
    Very clear recipe with beautiful pics. I never ate cornbread ... have to try.
    And thanks for this funny song.

    Have a blessing weekend!

  6. Did I just read that somebody said she never ate cornbread! How unAmerican! Now, I'm a Yankee (with a Daddy from North Carolina) and I've had cornbread. I mean, what does that poor thing eat for New Year's Day?

  7. Yum, Shelia! Has that cast iron skillet been passed on to you from a family member? It looks well seasoned.

  8. UMMMMMM....this all looks so delicious!! And, I LOVE your cornbread recipe..will be trying it TONIGHT. Navy beans...I was raised on them...guess my mom loved them 'cause we had them a lot. I haven't thought of them in I am starving for them.
    I, too, have an iron skillet for my cornbread...and I never...NEVER put sugar in my cornbread!!;O)
    Great post today, Sheila girl !!
    love, bj

  9. Wow Shelia I have NEVER tasted corn bread but I may just try making this. How exciting! you made it look really easy and I am sure its not. I am trying to cut out sweets and candy so I am now calling blueberries the 'candy of summer'. Trying to convince myself anyway. Great post. I really enjoyed that!

  10. Ohhh girl..that is my kind of cooking...I love beans and cornbread...purplehull peas and cornbread....thickening taters and cornbread....chili and cornbread...oh sorry I got carried away...I do love me some corn bread!!!! lol lol man I gotta go look in the kitchen and see what I can find! lol Have a great Friday sweetie!

  11. Good Morning Shelia
    I am so grateful for all of you who are getting your lives back to gether over there. Nice to see the birds and smell the fresh air.

    I love your pics and your food. I LOVE cornbread and thank you for the recipe...and beans..oh that really warms the tummy.

    I love most stews and soups in the months coming up. Those foods that are just tooo warm for the summer but warms the heart and soul in the fall and winter.

    I will give your cornbread a try...tooo delish!

    Have a lovely weekend.

  12. OH Yummy!! I am so with Picket on this one girl..I just love beans and ham hocks and of course the corn bread...I just got me some the other day yet to cook..when the weather gets a little cooler..Have a great day Pickle..hugs and smiles Gloria

  13. Oh Sheila I am putting that in my recipe book.... Thank you... My husband is a West Virginia boy raides in the south so Beans & Cornbread are a BIG thing for him... I was raised in the south but by New Englanders so I had to learn country cooking... I must say I do ok for a yankee raised girlie...


  14. I'm new to blogging and enjoying your blog! I LOVE cornbread! But, I've never had this particular formula for making it... I just bought some BLUE cornmeal (organic) from a local farmer and I think I will try it with your recipe! Now, to decide what kind of beans! I love Navy and Pinto, but I also like cornbread with chili beans or chili! Decisions, decisions, decisions....!

  15. Doesn't it feel great out!!? I love this weather we're having. Makes me hungry for comfort food and this is perfect! Nothing better than corn bread and beans! YUM! I copied the recipe and I'm going to try it this weekend, thanks!


  16. Only you can make cornbread and beans that exciting!! It was a 'washday' meal when I was growing up. I'm still not that fond of the beans, but love the cornbread! (Especially served on one of my favorite dish patterns!!)
    Have a nice Fall weekend. Sally

  17. I don't think I have ever made cornbread, not that I remember anyway. If I did, it must not have been memorable.LOL! Anyway, but I have eaten cornbread. We get it at restaurants sometimes. So I guess I will have to try your recipe. It sounds delicious.

  18. Yummo! It all looks delicious. I like some chopped onion on my beans, too. And, maybe some stewed tomatoes. ;-)

  19. Yummy!!!!!
    I had cornbread and beans last week-end.....Yummy
    Have a wonderful week-end.
    Pat H

  20. Hi Pat!! Yes, those beans and cornbread are quite yummy. thanks for popping in to see me!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. I absolutely LOVE beans and cornbread....and your cornbread recipe sounds like one I need to try!!! YUMMY!!!

  22. Oh, this makes me hungry! I am glad to see another fan of cast iron--it really does make the BEST cornbread in the world. But my cornbread won't come out of the pan like yours! When I wrap up my current project, I am making my dear husband a pot of beans!

  23. Hey this looks just like My blog post ! I fixed cornbread and soup though instead of beans!! Called it the start of my contentment therapy! I am starting a 30 days journey of contentment therapy in Nov. and would love for you and your friends to join me. Would you come over and read about it and let me know what you think? Would love to get some impute before I get the link and all the details up!
    blessings to you!

    mary :)

  24. Oh Sheila,I'm so glad to have this receipe.I made really good cornbread years ago,but unfortunately I lost my touch.Every receipe I've tried just hasn't quite done it for me.I,too have put creme corn,cheese,bacon,sour creme,all or one or two.That has made my bread edible.But the cornbread just hasn't really quite made the mark.I have a great feeling about yours.I'm going to bake it tonight.Wish me luck.But,as a Texan,we'll have pinto beans instead, really enjoy your blog.I am so glad I found you.

  25. My mouth is watering at reading this!
    Looks soooo yummy!

  26. I am definitely a recipe gal. Can't make ANYTHING without one. Your cornbread looks perfect. Those berries look mouthwatering, and I think I'm going to go make Peach tea RIGHT NOW!

  27. Hi Shelia...we just polished off the last of our "butter beans" & cornbread...good country eating! Well, I LOST EVERYTHING on my blog and had to rebuild it...took me to 5 AM this morning...grrr! I need to learn how to change templates & not lose the gadgets as well as my mind...LOL ;-) Bo

  28. Oh that sounds so good! Now I have always cheated making cornbread from a box and baked in a cake pan. Now I need to try yours, but I need a cast iron skillet. Can I get a new one and use it right away? Will that still work?

  29. Hi, Sheila! I LOVE your illustrated cornbread saga and I'm so glad that A) you use a skillet and B) I found my way to it. How, you might ask? I have one of those Google Alerts things on the word "cornbread" so anytime someone mentions it, an email pops into my inbox with a link. This has taken me into many different and sweet worlds, as you can imagine, and yours is one I am glad to be apart of.

    Now, okay, why would an otherwise sane (?) human being do this? Because I spent six years writing a book on cornbread! (Well, there is a chapter on stuff to go with it, such as, of course, BEANS). It's called THE CORNBREAD GOSPELS; you can go see it on amazon.

    My publisher has been very generous about sending bloggers of my choice out review copies of the book, if I ask nicely, to bloggers I deem sufficiently cornbread-obsessed. Honey, I KNOW you qualify! If you would like one, just e me your snailmail address and I'll have them get on it. I;m at crescentATdragonwagonDOTcom.

    Love the way your voice comes across so clearly in your writing, too --- not everyone can do that. You're just right there with your readers, including me. Thanks!

    Crescent Dragonwagon

  30. Oh YUMMMY! I love cornbread ( in my cast iron skillet ) and sliced tomatoes. I'm starving now so I'm on my way over. :)

    Hugs, J.

  31. Oh My! This made me SO hungry! Believe we'll be having some beans and cornbread this weekend, after seeing this posting. And hungry as I was, I still laughed my way through the words of that song. I've never heard that one. Thanks for sharing. laurie

  32. OOOOOH I LOVE ME SOME CORN BREAD!!! with lots of butter and honey....YUMMY!

  33. Oh my, now this looks delicious! I used to hate cornbread, then one day, someone made some that was so moist, and I thought it was delicious! I might even try this recipe! I remember eating white beans when I was little, poured into a bowl with a slice of buttered white bread in the bottom. Oh that was so good! It brings back a great memory!


  34. Yum, yum, yum!!! Guess what I had for lunch today?? We went to Cracker Barrel, and I had pinto beans and cornbread!! (Also mac and cheese, slaw, and fried apples!)

    I'm glad to see the Lord answered your prayer about the bread not sticking to the skillet! LOL!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and meeting my scarecrows! Please come again!


  35. Hey Sheila; I just love your beans and cornbread. Oh and the blueberrys mmmmmmmmmmmmm so yummy. I need a nap now. lol I love to fix my homemade Veggie soup with rolls. My hubby loves it. What are we having for dinner tomorrow???? lol

    Have a great weekend


  36. Shelia~ I've been away far too long. It was a bit tricky getting to your blog again. Every time I was linked to your profile there wasn't an obvious name/link for your blog. I was at a loss. Then on one of my attempts, I notice a tiny dot where I usually see the blog tittle. I ran my cursor over that dot and here you are! YEA!!
    Thank Heavens, just in time for beans and cornbread, YUM! My fav! I find this meal one of those wonderful comfort foods!
    I've been busy working night and day on my blog/shop. I'll be heading out to the Seattle Cash & Carry (vendors) show, so I'm burning my keyboard on blog visits! I've missed everyone!
    My Parisian Give Away (valued at $200+) is now posted. You won't believe your eyes! It is my way of showing my heartfelt appreciation for all the support I was given in the infancy of my blog. I'm truly enjoying this blog journey, especially the new friends I'm getting to know through our visits. Thanks for sharing your precious time with me.

  37. Oh Honey chile , I can tell you are from the south ! That is one of our favorite meals. I add a little bit of green tomatoe relish on the side too.

  38. Hello, well let me tell you when I saw beans and cornbread, I got to your blog as fast as I could. I could eat cornbread 3x a day and I'll save your recipe and make that for sure. If you don't mind, I'll add you to my Blog List, you are my kind of woman. Come visit me if you would like, I'd like to get to know you more.


  39. Sheila...would you believe this is one of my all time favorite songs! LOL! I have a cat that comes to me when I play it because I pick him up and dance around with him :).

    Growing up in the north we never had beans n corn bread much...thank you for the wonderful recipe! I'm glad I didn't miss out on this one!

    Kathi :)

  40. Shelia, I enjoyed your fun post on how to make your delicious cornbread.
    I read your recipe, and it was interesting to me that it did not contain flour! I thought, WooHoo! because I am gluten intolerant and I needed a recipe for cornbread without flour.

    I am so happy to tell you that I made your recipe tonight along with a pot of small white northern beans. Let me tell you, I am one happy girl! I have found another meal that I can eat and with much pleasure.

    Thank you so much. I have NEVER tasted such wonderful cornbread before in my life! I want to come live with you. I am sure that you have many other wonderful recipes.
    Cheryl from Cherdecor

  41. OOOH, that is one of my favorite meals! And OH, so southern!!! Nancy

  42. Well, I'm not a southern gal, but a northern gal and we like those beans and corn bread too ~ it gets cold up here in the north and beans and corn bread are so filling.



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