Wednesday, July 15, 2009


My grandchildren think making cornbread is more fun than anything.
Here they are greasing the pans. I always give them a wet cloth for their hands.

They have their pans greased-- now on to making the cornbread.
Notice how they use their hands. That is the way my best friend, Vicki
taught me to to make it.

Here is Alyssa putting them in the oven. Each one has their own iron skillet. Brother has a small one, Alyssa has a medium one, and I fix a large iron skillet!

This little angel even washes her dishes!!

Here they are with their cornbread cooling before wrapping it up to take it home.
I will try to give you Vickis recipe for cornbread but it is hard because she doesn't measure.
When she told me she would just say a little of this and a little of that. Vicki, if you read this and have any hints or changes leave a comment for everyone to read. She is the best cook ever!
This is absolutely the best cornbread you will ever eat.
Oh my goodness, this post is making my mouth water just thinking about it.

Vicki's Cornbread
Grease Pan extra well.
(all measurements are approximate)
1-1/2 cups of self rising cornmeal
1/4 cup of Self rising flour
1/2 cup of shortening (Crisco)
Buttermilk & water

Put cornmeal & flour in bowl. Add shortning and mix with hands.
Add enough buttermilk to moisten. Stir with hand.
Add just a little water to make it just a little thinner.
Pour into iron skillet (any pan will do) but there is just something about an iron skillet.
Bake 500 degrees until brown. (approx. 20-25 minutes)
Hope you enjoy!!


Anonymous said...

Your two little angels are cute as can be! Cornbread is one of my favorites; I'll have to try this recipe. I'm looking forward to Autumn temps and veg. soup and cornbread!

blushing rose said...

How darling they are ... my 2 kid-lings love to cook the meatball subs I posted today, yours probably would to since it is a child's recipe.

Cornbread is my all time favorite ... slathered with butter.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Alice Grace said...

Oh yes! I would love to have some of that cornbread those two angels of yours made! I will make that recipe.
You are so blessed to have those wonderful children there with you so happy and carefree! Yes, I agree with Mildred, homemade vegetable soup and hot buttered cornbread! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, sounds so good. The Doc loves cornbread and so do I. Your grands are just so so sweet.

Darla said...

How cute is this? I don't measure in exact amounts either!

Anonymous said...

Vicki's cornbread is my favorite!!!

Looks Good!

Needled Mom said...

How very sweet! The kidds look as though they are getting a big kick out of it too.

Allie said...

That looks so fun, what a great grandma you are! I'd try the recipe if I cooked.

Sherry said...

I LOVE cornbread!!! I'm going to have to try this recipe. The kids look like they are having a great time.


*karendianne. said...

How fun and memorable and happy. These are some real joyful moments and I'm glad you share them with us.