Thursday, July 11, 2013

Southern Comfort Food At It's Best!

I took Ray's favorite meal {pinto beans, fried potatoes, & cornbread} and added a favorite of mine {collard greens}and put some ham in there because Ray L*O*V*E*S meat with every meal and this was the end result:
The meal turned out DELISH!!!
I bought the dry pintos & cooked them with salted fatback slices.
The ham is cubed ham steak.
I made the cornbread homemade {recipe below}
The collards were cooked fresh {recipe below}
And the potatoes were fresh, sliced, and baked!
Homemade Cornbread:
1 1/2c. yellow or white cornmeal
2 eggs
1 3/4c. milk
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Preheat your oven to 450.
Mix the cornmeal, salt, & baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Next, add in the milk. Stir. Then add in the eggs. Mix {VERY} well!
Now, cube your butter. Put into a loaf pan & put in the oven until melted. Once the butter is melted, swirl it around the pan to coat. Then pour remaining butter into your mixture. Again, mix.
Pour your batter into your loaf pan and bake 30-40 minutes {depending on your oven....mine took the entire 40 minutes}.
Collard Greens
I used Mrs. Paula Deen's recipe for the greens.
You can find that recipe HERE


  1. Did you use 100% cornmeal or a cornmeal mix that also has flour in it?

    1. Unfortunately for G-Free folks, like yourself, it was a cornmeal mix that has flour in it. :(