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Incredible Corn Bread

on 10/18/2011

I feel a Simon and Garfunkel song coming on…The Sound of Silence.  Michael’s parents left early this morning and the girls are gone, so there’s no talking and laughing or the sound of the Franz boys working on a project in the background.  Even the kittehs are silent, which is actually kinda scary.  To quote Pa (my dad’s dad), i need to get out a pot and beat on it…it’s too quiet.

We had a wonderful time while Michael’s parents, Lornie and Sue, were visiting.  There was always “something afoot at the Circle” F.  Many a late night, let me tell you.  As usual, i failed to get pix of food like i should have but you don’t care, do you?  You’d rather fix it yourself than look at a lousy photo of it, right?

One of the first things made during their stay was Incredible Corn Bread.  Mama bought a cookbook put together by Gospel music artists several years ago.  One of the best recipes in it is from Chris Freeman of The Freemans (go figure) for Incredible Corn Bread.  And it lives up to its name.  I made it as listed in the recipe but honestly think you could use less butter.  It had a nice pool of butter on top around the edges which, while wonderful, might be eliminated.  Unless you’re trying to fix your low cholesterol.  Yeah, all .001% of you.

So much for the sound of silence.  Shouldn’t have thought about that pot.  One of the neighbors, aka Little Drummer Boy, is practicing again.  Funny thing is, i can never tell when he switches from one song to the next.

Enjoy the Corn Bread.  It’ll make your taste buds shout “Hallelujah!”

Grampa eating Incredible Corn Bread

Incredible Corn Bread

2 cups chopped onion (this is quite a bit…can use less)

1 cup melted butter (or less)

1 carton sour cream

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 1/2 cups self-rising corn meal

2 Tbs sugar*

1/4 tsp dill weed (i used dill seed and it was great)

2 eggs

1–8 1/2 oz. can creamed corn

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup oil

dash of hot sauce

Saute onion in butter.  Add in cheese and sour cream.  Melt cheese and remove from heat.  Set aside.  Combine all other ingredients until  moistened.  Pour into lightly greased 9′” square pan.  Spread sour cream mixture over batter.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

* For many Southerners, sugar in corn bread is unholy.  That’s why they make cake.  You can leave it or use it.  Your choice.


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