Thursday, December 22, 2011

Spoonbread- A must on the menu here

Speaking of comfort food… when I married into Mr. Steady’s family, I got my hands on some awesome family recipes. Comfort food at its finest.
This one is my absolute favorite and most requested… my mama-in-law’s spoonbread. Lots of others in the family make it but Mr. Steady says he’s partial to mine. Now, that’s a good man.
Short story to go with this recipe and in conjunction with my good man…. When his mama gave me the recipe I was a young blushing bride just learning to cook more than a simple boxed mac-n-cheese. I knew I was getting comfort food recipe gold handed to me and that I would treasure it greatly. I immediately filed it in my spiffy new recipe box under “Breads and Rolls”. Then one day, Mr. Steady was looking for the recipe and couldn’t find it. At first I panicked but there it was right where I had left it. He wanted to know why I had filed it under ‘bread’ and I explained that it said spoon “BREAD” and wasn’t it obvious? He explained to this novice cook that a spoonbread is actually a side dish and should go under that category. He re-filed it. I moved it back. This went on for only a couple of times until I didn’t get a chance to put it back under ‘Bread’ after he’d moved it again and he went hunting for it- looking immediately under “Breads”.
And so there it has stayed ever after. And I smile each time I pull it out.
Rosemary’s Spoonbread
2 eggs, beaten
1 package corn muffin mix
1 stick melted butter
1 cup sour cream
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can creamed corn
8 oz. shredded cheese (I generally use Colby-jack or Cheddar)
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and mix together all ingredients except the cheese. Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 35 minutes. Cover with shredded cheese and back for 10 minutes more.

This recipe is simply a ‘must’ at every family gathering and every big family meal… which means you’ll always find it on our table every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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