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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cornbread


Cornbread for cornbread dressing. 
I have not made dressing in years and am taking my time doing it this year.
 I did learn the trick for cooking cornbread in cast iron pans.
  Hot pan and cold batter.
I heat the pan in the oven with oil in it for nine minutes at 450 degrees.
 I never leave the kitchen when I do this. 
This makes the cornbread crispy and it does not stick.


This image above is the batter hitting the hot cast iron. 


Celery and onion are the flavor base for the dressing. 
I will bake it in the morning.
Needless to say we are not counting fat grams on Thanksgiving. 
Joe picked up our smoked turkey a few minutes ago.
 We bought one and gave one away.


CC made this coffee, vanilla wafer, and pudding dessert 
while I fiddled with cornbread. 
This Thanksgiving is particularly bittersweet because 
she will be a student in Korea next year.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.
I am also thankful for all my European and Canadian friends.

joy and peace
Olive


27 comments:

  1. Have a joyous and happy Thanksgiving tomorrow Olive, and enjoy CC whilst she is with you.
    It looks as if you will all have able sufficiency tomorrow - the cornbread, turkey and CCs delicious looking dessert.

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  2. I can almost smell the onions and celery cooking! Cornbread looks just right. I know the dressing will be delicious Olive. I understand how special this Thanksgiving will be for you all. Enjoy every moment.

    Blessings,
    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  3. well, this looks just delish! you all have a great Thanksgiving weekend.

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  4. Hi Olive... I am up to my neck in baking pies, but wanted to stop in and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!... your cornbread stuffing looks delish!... and I loved getting a little glimpse inside your kitchen... so cozy and inviting!... my favorite room in a house!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

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  5. I've never made cornbread dressing. Sounds great. So does the smoked turkey!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Barb

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  6. My mom is making the cornbread, but I'll make it into dressing. Enjoy your family, and happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Thanks for the tip on the hot skillet/cold batter. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. I have never made my own dressing other than the Pepperidge Farm kind and I don't think that counts. I think I can smell the cornbread all the way up here though. I love that stuff. Have a wonderful holiday with CC.

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  9. Yum!! Love just plain cornbread. It all looks delicious.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Judy

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  10. I do like making cornbread in a skillet! My dressing is cornbread and white bread, together. Yum.
    CC's dessert looks yummy. As soon as I saw the picture I wanted to start spooning it into my mouth.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. How fun, I'm making cornbread dressing for the first time this year! BJ told me to always heat the CI skillet first, so that's what I do too! Happy Thanksgiving Olive-have fun:@)

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  13. HI Olive! OH, I love me some good ole cornbread! I make it this way too and have my dressing all done and ready to pop into the oven yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Your making me hungry. Good ole fashioned cornbread. That's the best way to do it. Reminds me of my childhood.

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving, Olive. Enjoy your girl! Ann

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  16. Hi Olive, looks like you make dressing the same way I do. I made my skillet cornbread today along with sauteing the onions and celery. I also use white bread toast and some Pepperidge farm dried cornbread dressing too, along with the giblets and stock. I tried to cut the calories a bit by sauteing in butterbuds. :) Hope your day is just fabulous. Enjoy! xo

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  17. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Olive. Enjoy your daughter. Time goes so fast, doesn't it! Our daughter was in Korea a year too. :-)

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  18. Just love my cast iron skillet..my Grandma's. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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  19. What a wonderful tip for the cornbread in cast iron! It looks yummy. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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  20. I bet the stuffing will be delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Olive.

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  21. Olive, Seeing the cornbread in that skillet..omg..makes me think of my parents. They always made cornbread that way. I saw apost today about a mess of greens and that made me think of mom. Funny. Enjoy your wonderful family today. There are days when we just eat..no calorie counting. xoxo, Susie

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving Ms. Olive ~ hope its a wonderful day with the family.

    Heads up: next year I'm coming to your house for dinner (:

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  23. Sounds yum! And being a girl of the deep south, I should know.
    Everything tastes better in cast iron.
    Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
    Patti

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  24. YUM! Cast iron does the trick!

    Hope your Thanksgiving was amazing!

    Smiles from Idaho,
    Karen

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  25. I love cornbread dressing! I use a Paula Deen recipe whenever I make it. It looks similar to yours. Hope your Thanksgiving was good. The food sure sounded good.

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