Sometimes life feels like it’s hit the fast-forward button, doesn’t it?
Today is my children’s last day of school before summer vacation. And I’ve been scrambling around like a chicken with my head cut off. :)
Last week I was in a hurry, too! So I ended up making Apricot Chicken, which is also quick and easy. This cheesy broccoli cornbread is just the ticket for an easy side dish for that, or any meal.
I’m thinking that as soon as these children are out of school that I’m going to have some lazy summer days with them. We’ll go out and eat honeysuckle right off the vine, wade barefoot in the creek, and pick tomatoes right from the backyard. Or…am I just dreaming? :)
Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread
1 box commercial cornbread mix (or 1 1/4 C. cornmeal mix)
10 oz. frozen, chopped broccoli (thawed…which I did courtesy of the microwave)
2 cups grated cheese (you could use cottage cheese, but I love cheddar)
1 chopped medium onion
1 stick melted margarine
4 beaten eggs
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mix all the ingredients and pour into a greased Pyrex dish. Bake for 30 minutes (my oven runs hot, so it was a little less) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
So it starts like this:
and ends up like this:
Yes, that’s it! Just mix, pour, and bake. And it really does taste delicious, y’all.
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
And now I want to encourage you to enter the new contest here at Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen! My friend, the talented Avery Aames, has an exciting contest for us now that Margaret and Ken won Julie’s May contest. We’re celebrating the upcoming release of The Long Quiche Goodbye and here’s how you can enter:
Avery's "You Be The Sleuth" Contest!
Avery’s first book in A Cheese Shop Mystery series, The Long Quiche Goodbye, debuts July 6. To celebrate its release, Avery is running a contest from June 9 to July 6! You be the sleuth! Track down the recipe on Avery's website that includes eggs, Edam, and white pepper. Enter your answer by clicking on this link: CONTEST ENTRY FORM.
One of you will win a $25 gift certificate at your favorite bookstore. Two of you will win signed copies of The Long Quiche Goodbye. Three of you will win a Long Quiche Goodbye magnet. You can ask friends for help. Spread the word and share the fun. And while you're there, consider pre-ordering a book on Avery's booksellers page.
Here is the link to Avery’s website to help get you started.