January 25, 2011
are you a side-dish kind of cook? i've realized that i am completely not. in fact, if i'm making a salad of some kind, you can usually depend on the fact that that is the main dish. when i'm making dinner, i typically end up throwing some sliced fruit or sauteed vegetables alongside the main dish and calling it good. it's better that way. too many side dishes and i get all spun up trying to make sure everything is done in order, gets hot at the same time, etc. i've never been much of a multi-tasker.

anyway.

cornbread_2
all that to say, the other day i decided i was going to make a dinner with sides. just to change things up. the thing that i loved about this cornbread was that it got made and baked without any fuss whatsoever. i had stirred the dry ingredients together in the early afternoon and left it on the counter until i was ready to add the liquids, then finished it off before i roasted some potatoes. by the time we were sitting down to eat, i had almost forgotten i had done it. what more could i ask for?! oh, and it tastes yummy too. perfect with chili, soup, barbecue chicken, or butter & honey.

cornbread
this recipe is so simple. forget buying the little blue box of jiffy- you probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard. this will seriously take you 5 minutes to throw together!!

homemade cornbread

2/3 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 T. honey
2 T. oil
2 T. milk or cream
4 T. sour cream
1 egg

sift together dry ingredients. add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. pour into muffin pan or baking dish and bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. makes 6 to 8 servings. when i made mine, i cut this recipe in half and baked it for 10-12 minutes. we still had leftovers:)

4 comments:

kristin brown said...

oh that looks SO yummy! i always forget about side dishes too, but i could probably handle this. :)

{lovely little things} said...

Looks delicious!

Amanda said...

will be making this the next time that we have chili. yum!

p.s. summer, we ate your pizza dough and your oatmeal sandwich bread--Chad and I are in LOVE with your recipes! Your site is one of the first places I visit when I'm itching to try something new! Thank you darling!

Stephanie Anne said...

This post cracked me up! My fiancee and I recently talked about how he likes a veggi or other side with dinner and I'm happy with just a main dish:)

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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