Due to the illness and passing of my Dad I didn’t have much time for cooking and definitely no time for my blogs. Todays recipe may seem like not much of an offering after being gone so long but it holds special meaning for me. During Dads illness I did run home and make Dad a few of his favorite things. I put on a pot of soup beans and a pan of cornbread as well as making him a red velvet cake. These small offerings left large memories in my heart and mind. First when The Hubby put the first bite of beans with crumbled cornbread in my mouth the look on my Dads face was priceless, he couldn’t have been happier. The second memory holds a laugh. Dad loves cornbread and milk so The Hubby said he would get it for him. The Hubby proceeded to cut a big slice of cornbread and place on a plate and pour Dad a glass of milk. Now I am sure that seems all sorts of normal to most of you but the rest of us just laughed and laughed to the hubby’s dismay. We had to explain to him that Dad is of the southern variety and thus cornbread and milk meant to actually crumble the cornbread into the glass of milk and serve it with a spoon! I explained to Dad what The Hubby had done and he responded with a grin and a slight chuckle…awesome! The final memory…the last true thing he ate except a bite here and there was an entire piece of red velvet cake as well as two cups of milk and he did it all by himself….such an incredible thing to carry with me. I will never look at red velvet the same again and I guarantee that every bite I ever take of it will remind me of all the good times with Dad. The picture of Dad and I above will also be among my favorite things as he had this on his dresser. I carry a copy now in my phone and the picture was given to me after Dads passing. I urge all of you to make some special memories with your family. Although Dad wasn’t a young man by age standards it does seem his time with us was too short. I also hope that you all try the cornbread and the red velvet (find in Sweet Tooth)
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
- 1/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 cup milk
- Put cast iron skillet in oven set @ 400 degrees with some oil in it to get hot.
- Mix together all ingredients and pour in hot skillet. Bake 30 minutes or until brown.
- Can also make on top of stove like pancakes.