Cornbread recipe.

There are several food items that you can avoid from Southern Cuisine without people chasing you out-of-town. Grits, gravy, chitlins and even collar greens can be set aside without much danger. But rejecting cornbread, specially one made of scratch may result in a sudden intro of banjo music and the rack of shotguns.

The following is a recipe left by a friend in Facebook and it is one that needs to be tried.

Kevin B’s Cornbread Recipe
I like Bob’s Red Mill medium-grind corn meal – about 1-1/2 cups, a half cup of all-purpose flour, tsp. of salt, 4-5 tsp. of baking powder, an egg and 1 cup of milk, a 10″ cast iron skillet and 1/4 cup of bacon grease. Put the bacon grease in the skillet, put the skillet in the oven and preheat to 425°F.

Mix the dry ingredients together, mix the egg into the milk, and then pour the milk/egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix until you have a batter. Take the hot skillet out of the oven, swirl the bacon grease around in it until you’ve coated the sides of the skillet.

Pour the bacon grease into the batter, mix it through, then pour the batter into the hot skillet. Put the skillet back into the oven for 20-25 minutes or until it pulls away from the sides and is golden brown.

Take it out, let it rest for a minute or two, and then turn onto a rack. If the pan is properly seasoned, the cornbread will just fall out. Serve with butter, add honey if you like your cornbread sweet.

The only thing I would add is finely chopped Vidalia onion to the batter to get a very lightly sweet & tangy hint of flavor.  But that is me. In a hurry, I cheat and add two spoonfuls of sweet relish as substitute for the onions.


You canot make this stuff up.

The United Nations slammed Israel for possibly committing war crimes in its fight against Hamas — and then backed that accusation by suggesting the Jewish nation ought to be sharing its Iron Dome defensive technology with the very terror group it’s fighting.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said to members of the media at an “emergency” meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council that Israel was falling short in its duty to protect citizens in the Gaza Strip from getting killed by its rockets.

via U.N. condemns Israel, U.S. for not sharing Iron Dome with Hamas – Washington Times.

This much stupid is so concentrated it has its own gravitational field.  Would somebody please tell me again why do we need the United Nations?

CSGV and the eternally wrong No Self-Defense in the Constitution

CSGV No Self Defense

Except that there was not only a discussion but a paper published by the Anti-Federalists who eventually led to that pesky addition called the Bill of Rights:

That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and their own state, or the United States, or for the purpose of killing game; and no law shall be passed for disarming the people or any of them, unless for crimes committed, or real danger of public injury from individuals; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up: and that the military shall be kept under strict subordination to and be governed by the civil powers.
The Address and Reasons of Dissent of the Minority of the Convention of Pennsylvania to their Constituents
December 12, 1787

But a lie repeated enough times……

Kids banned from Restaurant. Butthurt wide-reaching.

A popular restaurant in northern California is taking heat for targeting a unique group of people: children.

A sign displayed on Old Fisherman’s Grotto’s door warns that the Monterey establishment prohibits strollers, high chairs and booster chairs. In addition, the restaurant has no tolerance for loud kids.

“Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners and as such are not allowed in the dining room,” the sign says.

via ‘Ridiculous’: The Group of People This California Restaurant Just Banned Has Left Some Infuriated |

I know that some would consider this heartless and unfair, but I will agree 100% with the sentiment of the owner.  This is not your local McD’s but a serious and probably expensive place and part of enjoying a meal is to do it so with a modicum of tranquility.

If you have not taught your kids to behave like polite human beings, you should not force other people to withstand you lack of parenting skills.

There is always Chuck E. Cheese.