Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bring on the Chili

I have been craving chili for quite some time. Yesterday, I had a look through the cupboards and realized I have everything I needed to make not just chili but home-made cornbread as well.

While I have no written recipe for chili (I just throw in dice tomatoes, a variety of beans, chopped onion, etc.), I did find a good cornbread recipe.


2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 2/3 cups milk
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Combine the eggs and milk. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with egg mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into squares; serve warm.

I cut that recipe down to size for my family, but other than that I kept it as is. I thought it was more cakey than cornbready but it was still good. John said it was the best cornbread he'd ever had. In fact that's what he had to eat this morning for breakfast.


Kaitlin said...

My hubby has been begging for a homemade chili..this looks great!

Carrie said...

Looks good! I love chili and cornbread.

HoneyB said...

Looks yummy!

You know, I always put chili and cornbread together too. Grumpy however thinks he has to have rice with his chili. To me that is just plain strange!

What A Dish! said...

Chili and cornbread sounds really good right now, even though it's 11pm and I'm not even hungry!

Katypi said...

I love cornbread, especially with honeybutter! You and I seem to have a similar recipe for chili!

Linda said...

Alyson, I would love to see your chili recipe too! That cornbread looks delish!

Meg said...

Your chili looks so warm and comforting! There is nothing better than cornbread and chili!