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