Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cajun Cornbread

Before I post my recipe, I want to share a funny little email that my sister Mona sent me today. I got such a kick out of reading it, I thought I would share it:

Random Thoughts for the Day:

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

There is great need for a sarcasm font.

Was learning cursive really necessary?

Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5.... I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

Bad decisions make good stories.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Coors Lites than K.

Okay, now that I have laughed over this again, I will share this recipe. The orginal version was called Creole Cornbread and came out of a Taste of Home Magazine. I jazzed it up a little and made it my own.

Cajun Cornbread

2 Cups Cooked Rice (White or Brown, I use White)
1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal (Plain, Not Self-Rising Cormeal Mix)
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1/4 Cup Chopped Jalapeno Peppers
1 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil (or Bacon Drippings if Available)
1 Can (Approx. 15 Oz.) Cream Style Corn
2 Cups (8 Oz.) Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Tsp. Red or Cayenne Pepper
2 Tbs. Pimento

Combine rice, cornmeal, onion, peppers, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, beat eggs, milk and oil (or drippings). Add corn, cayenne pepper, and pimento and mix well. Stir into rice mixture until blended. Fold in shredded cheese. Sprinkle a well greased 10 inch ovenproof skillet with an additional tablespoon of cornmeal. Pour batter into skillet. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until bread tests done. Serve warm. About 12 servings. Yum!

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