First of all, congratulations to Jenn on the release of Sprinkle With Murder. We’ve got a fun way to celebrate Jenn’s delicious new release…look below my post for details!
You know how when you’re a kid and you don’t want your foods touching each other? It’s so funny—you can watch a child eat and almost every time you’ll see the same thing: they’ll very methodically eat one thing right after another on their plate. First goes the ham (all the ham), then the peas (as many as they’ve bargained with you to eat), then the bread. They’re not taking one bite of one food, then a bite of something else. No way! That might mean that the flavors mix in their mouths. Toddlers even get plates with dividers on them to keep the food completely separate—no pea juice on the ham or it’s contaminated!
Then, as adults, we’re all about the casseroles. How many foods can we possibly make touch each other? We even call casseroles ‘comfort food’ because having all these foods mixed together comforts our tummies.
All right, enough deep thinking for the day…it’s exhausting! :) Y’all know I’ve been on a campaign to introduce the wonders of grits to an unknowing, and possibly uncaring, world. Here’s another recipe that’s very easy….and so tasty that even my eight year old daughter will forget that her food is touching.
1 cup uncooked grits
4 cups water
1 stick butter
1 box cornbread mix
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (or substitute 1 lb. cooked sausage if you like a little more pop.)
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese
1 tsp salt
- Add 1 cup uncooked grits to 4 cups boiling water, 1 tsp salt, and 1 stick of butter. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 5 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Remove from the heat.
- Cook bacon, drain, and crumble.
- Beat the 4 eggs with 1 cup milk.
- Mix everything together with 1 box of cornbread mix. Pour in a 13"x9" casserole, that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle the cheese on the top.
Bake at 325o for 30 minutes.
When is it a good time for breakfast food? Anytime! We’re huge breakfast-for-supper fans in my family. Enjoy!
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
It’s March and we’re celebrating cupcakes! Our own Jenn McKinlay’s Sprinkle with Murder is now out in bookstores near you! If you’d like to win cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop, send us an email or a comment with your idea of the wackiest cupcake ingredients you can think of.