Cornbread Heaven


Harry Connick Jr…. swoon….  he has such a magical voice.  I’m particularly partial to this song.  Here are the lyrics; I’ll underline the important ones.

My Blue Heaven

When whippoorwills call and evening is nigh,
I hurry to my Blue Heaven.
A turn to the right, a little white light,
Will lead me to my Blue Heaven.

I’ll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room,
A little nest that nestles where the roses bloom;
Just Jilly and me, and baby makes three,
We’re happy in my Blue Heaven.

You know I’m gonna see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room,
A little nest that nestles where the roses bloom;
Just Jilly and me, and baby makes three,
We’re happy in my Blue Heaven.

Let’s just get this out there, no one here is having a baby. I don’t want any rumors getting started from this.

But you know, Jill isn’t really a common name.  I can’t even think of another song that has Jill in it.  So obviously with the mix of Harry and my name in it, this song holds a special place in my heart.

You know what this song has to do with cornbread?

Absolutely nothing… other than this song could only have been improved with the addition of cornbread being mentioned.  “Just Jilly and me, a little cornbread makes three, we’re happy in my blue heaven…” It works, right? Right?

Jiffy cornbread is good, but I’m telling you this cornbread is better.  There is minimal mixing needed.  You can do this!  You’ll end up with a little cornbread baby like me.  I know… I just went there…

Enjoy!
Sincerely,
Jill
PRINTER FRIENDLY Cornbread Heaven
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
20-25 minutes
SERVES
9 slices
INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or GF AP flour)
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup greek yogurt
1/3 cup milk or milk substitute
1/4 cup butter, melted
DIRECTIONS
1.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease an 8X8 baking dish.

2.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3.

Add all the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients: egg, yogurt, milk and butter. Mix just until moistened.

4.

Pour into greased pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until barely golden.

5.

Generously slather with softened butter and butter…. and eat the whole pan by yourself. Just kidding, but seriously.

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4 COMMENTS
  1. Nana

    Jill, What a great job you are doing on your blog!I am impressed. We are now making bean soup with a big ham bone in it . The ham bone is the remains from Easter brunch. C ONTINUE WITH YOUR BLOG.

  2. Jackie

    Ummm…these photos are phenomenal, Jill. Also, I need to get me some of those napkins!

    • Jackie, I always love when you leave comments… you’re always so uplifting!

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