One of my husband's favorite meals is cheesy cornbread with some sort of meat in it. The problem is it's usually very unhealthy. So I cut way back on the meat, used far less oil and only used half the cheese. And guess what? He didn't know the difference. (Note, he probably did know the difference, he is just nicer than I am.) So here is cheesy, beefy cornbread.
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Last week I was able to find it for around $2 a pound. It was a joyous occasion. So I wanted to come up with a few recipes to really stretch that meat out without anyone feeling like they were short changed.
My mother-in-law recently cleaned out her storage unit. This meant hand me downs all around. I love hand me downs. (Seriously, every peice of furniture in my house, including my bed, is a hand me down.)
When she wanted to give us my husband's grandmother's soup tureen I wasn't sure what to do. We don't eat that much soup... our kitchen is tiny.... but it's beautiful and I don't want to say no... I am torn... I want it... but...
I had a plant that was gifted to me 18 months ago. I know, gasp, the thing is still alive. But it's been sitting in it's original clear plastic planter since November 2010.
The poor things growth was stunted after months of being a house plant. Then I moved it to the side porch and it blossomed into a somewhat unruly plant. I could practicaly hear it calling to me "free me, free me!" So what did I do? Click here to find out.
That means fresh seafood. Again, it really is a good life.
We love shrimp at this house. Last week I was hankering for some shrimp. And I had just picked up some tomatoes from the farmers market. So I decided to combine all our favorite foods in this house (minus chocolate, cubed steak and bacon) and make Shrimp with Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Sweet Corn served over Rice.
My grandmother once told me a really funny story about a time when she was young and a new cook. She made so much rice that in order to conceal her embarrassment from my grandfather, she buried the rice in the back yard.
Cooking disasters are not uncommon. They are much like the disasters that happen in our own lives, often when we are ill prepared it leads to an outcome that is unpleasant.
I myself have been the victim of one too many cooking disaster. It usually leads to shouting and tears. I am not a keep calm and carry on girl. I am a when in doubt run in cirlces scream and shout girl.