Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Corn bread is cooling on my grandmother's biscuit board.   It has to be way over 150  years old.  My mother gave it to me.   Have not used this iron skillet in a long time and the bread stuck but it does not matter since
it will be crumbled for dressing.   Sweet tea is cooling and will bake a pumpkin pie in the morning.
All is going well.   Not the massive dinner like in the past but it will touch my heart when my little ones
coming running with a hug for their grandma.

Children and grandchildren will be missed this Thanksgiving.  But I can visualize them sitting at the big

The corn bread recipe was given to a 27 year old as she arrived home with her third child, her baby son.   It is the recipe I have used for many years.  The corn bread tasted so good along with fresh green beans from a young neighbor.   I can still feel the warmth in my heart as she gave me that gift.  Think it was the first I had ever received when arriving home with a new born.   Martha, you come to mind often over the years...

Southern Corn Bread

l beaten egg
l cup of corn meal
l cup of buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt

Poured in a hot iron skillet that has been greased with bacon drippings and baked in a 450 degree oven
until brown.


the wild magnolia said...

So happy you will be with family for Thanksgiving.

Good old Southern Cornbread.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tracey said...

Good Thanksgiving to you.

"Good old Southern Cornbread". So true. Lived in North Carolina for a few years. Fell in love with hush puppies. Do you have a recipe for them?

Enjoy your day.

Sharon said...

My husband loves cornbread ~ will have to try your recipe.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Balisha said...

Have a wonderful day with your family. That cornbread looks yummy. Have you ever put a piece in a glass of cold milk..and eaten it with a spoon?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy, Tracy, Sharon and Balisha, thank you for visiting.
Balisha have heard of people who love eating cornbread that way.
I have never tried it as I always like it warm with butter on it :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tracey, cannot comment on your sharing. Tried and would not go through....

Anonymous said...

I may try this recipe. No wheat flour. Sounds very earthy and coarse. Your words and the picture make it all--the cornbread and the meal--sound very enticing!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Ellen, when you add flour and sugar it is usually called corn light bread. This recipe is so simple.
Of course not that healthy by today's standards that I grease pan with bacon grease and add a tablespoon to cornmeal mix - but I have no weight problem :)