Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Upcoming in March

Well, February is almost over.  I get one more day to plan out fieldtrips, lessons,  family activities, and events thanks to this year being a leap year!
Just a rambling list of what's to come in March! 
  • Tulsa Aquarium
  • 2 birthday parties to attend
  • A trip to Tennessee
  • Topeka Zoo to participate in a homeschool program
  • House planning
  • Spring cleaning
  • SPRING!!!
  • Get scoped...again (reflux)
  • Find a way to use my children's energy for good and not evil
  • Organize (that's code for throw away) junk in  the boys' rooms
  • Pioneer Woman cookbook signing ( Excited doesn't begin to explain)

What about you?  Anything exciting happening in March?  Mundane?  Weird?  Please share so I can live vicariously through you.....please? 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Children of the Corn

This is what I lovingly call out to my children when I want them, whether if it's in public or at home.  And the funny thing is, they answer to this better than if I just yell out their names. Hmmm, is that weird? I don't know when it started or why, but it just did.. ...Ok....hello, still there?
So the only similarity between the title of this post and what I'm actually going to write is ...CORN. 
But every time I go to make cornbread that phrase pops into my head....I know, I have issues. 
Tonight, we are having this scrumptious corn bread with some crockpot black-eyed pea soup.  Sometimes we have it with chili, or I make some sort of casserole concoction with the mix.


Preheat oven to 425
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk until well blended. 
Add the following ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
Put about 2 TBSP butter in the cast iron skillet ( it's ok to use something else if you don't have one)
Place skillet, with just the butter, in the oven until melted and bubbly.
Remove the skillet from the oven and scoop mix into the skillet and bake for approximately 15, or until golden brown.

VARIATIONS: Sometimes I use one or more of the following if I'm feeling a little frisky: green chilies, whole sweet corn, bacon, ham, peppers, jalapenos, etc...

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