Well, I guess it's time to let the recipe contest out of the bag. I am both sad and glad. I am sad because this felt within my reach. Something I was truly going to enjoy. I am glad because the reason I cannot enter is because I will not be here to attend the finale should I be fortunate enough to win.
The contest: National Cornbread Festival is hosting the Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron Equipment to find the best cornbread based meal. I am not really a big fan of box mixes. I mean, honestly, homemade cornbread is about the easiest thing you can produce out of your kitchen in under 3o mins. However, I am a huge fan of Lodge iron skillets. One of the great things about my Texas heritage is the cooking legacy's left behind by the cowboys and frontiersmen. The old wagon trails used to be dominated by iron skillets and iron dutch ovens sitting atop campfires full of beans and stews. Mmmmmm. I'm hungry now :)
There is still plenty of time for anyone to join up for this cool looking contest. If you decide to try your hand at this recipe contest be sure to stop in and let us know how you do! I will repost your recipe here!
What's that you say? Why won't I be here to attend the finale? Ewww, great question! I will give you a hint: I'm moving somewhere really cool! Feel free to guess in the comments! (No guessing if you know me personally and already know the answer!) I will definitely be posting about it later on.