Saturday, March 17, 2007

cornbread mix

I'm generally not a mix user, but a gift is a gift, and when you find it during your pantry-cleaning frenzy, it can't hurt to try it. Turns out, it's really good. No wonder people use mixes - no measuring involved!

cranberry cornbread
I was inthe shower and I figured that D could handle making this himself. But when I got out, he had started the oven, dumped the mix in a bowl, and was completely confused by the directions. "Put cornbread mix in a bowl and blend. Add 1 cup of water and mix thoroughly." That first part really messed him up, and now that I think about it, it is totally redundant. Anyway, we figured it out in the end, and it turned out well. Even better with lots of butter.
[Harry & David gift package cornbread mix, water]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi sue!

here is the barefoot contessa chive recipe:,,FOOD_9936_35605,00.html?rsrc=search

nice photo~

20/3/07 12:51  
Blogger sue said...

hi susan,

thanks for the recipe!! i can't take credit for this photo - D took it for me, but it really is a beauty shot, isn't it?

20/3/07 13:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S, I applaud your quest to clean out your freezer and pantry. I do this quite often, too, with a few major differences:

1. When you do it, it sounds so noble and springy. When I do, it's because I haven't had time to shop for two weeks.

2. When you do it, you find things like H&D cornbread mix, short rib braising sauce, and truffled rice. When I do, I find two and a half freezer-burned fish sticks.

Keep up the good fight. We're all cooking vicariously through you, you know!


21/3/07 15:24  
Blogger Blue Plate said...

you get a lot of nice food gifts--the braising stock and cornbread mix.

p.s. i like your pic. of the cornbread. good depth of field--or lack of it as the case is. the new lense is working well for you. : )

21/3/07 17:55  
Blogger sue said...


i'm not sure how noble the task is (or springy, although the frozen ginger was certainly so), but i realized that there were items that had actually moved from boston with us, and that's just, well, sad.

blue plate--
the braising stock was not a gift, but testament to my hoarding instinct. I basically am loathe to throw anything out. So the leftover liquid from a previous short rib braise got poured into a yogurt container and frozen.

21/3/07 18:36  

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