Friday, February 8, 2008

The contest that never was...


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.

13 comments:

Cakespy said...

Hopefully it's Seattle! Lots of awesome bread here...

Tablebread said...

cakespy - hmmm, did two years in Bremerton and lived in Silverdale. Constant daytrips to Pikes Place Market. We had a little bread shop that we used to love to stop into that would give you a free loaf of bread (no purchase necessary). Well, Seattle in general does hold a special place in my coffee loving and bread eating heart but alas, that is not it...good guess though :)

BumbleVee said...

Reeeeely COOL?? Alaska ???

BumbleVee said...

although .. lately it is just as cold here.... -30C tonight.... get your parka on and fly up for hot chocolate or coffee with a shot of Godiva...

Red Icculus said...

A contest, eh? I would make crack muffins- the unholy union of sweet, salt, and bacon fat:
http://www.whatgeekseat.com/wordpress/2007/05/27/muffin-smoked-pork-jowl-crack-muffin/

Cakespy said...

Too bad! :-)

BumbleVee said...

Italia..... !! I noticed Italian flag...and also looked back in some posts...and see you were there for 3 3 months...so....decided to amend my guess.

BumbleVee said...

whoops.... shud read 3 months ... getting late and my eyes are blurry.... yawn...

Tablebread said...

Well bumblevee I swear you must do crossword puzzles like a champ! :) You are absolutely correct! (However, I'm still trying to find the Italian flag in my previous posts...) Also, I spent 3 years there not 3 months. We are so excited to be heading back! Neopolitans can make some serious food! My intentions are to try and complete the next DB challenge and then go into a "Viewer Only" mode for a bit. As you can imagine moving overseas requires a lot of paperwork! Especially with kids ;)

I'll let you all know how all this goes but soon I will be baking my bread on Italian soil!

BumbleVee said...

oh, brother.... as I sank into bed last night...I realized..that is NOT the Italian flag colours! ARrghh... but... anyway...it gave me the idea to look back through some posts to the one where you went to Italy.. now I have to go back to see how I came up with only 3 months..hahaha.... never would get a cross word right would I?.... lol

well, that will be a huge undertaking and lots of work to get all moved. Good luck with all of it. hope to see you posting from Italy then....

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Julie said...

Ahh, congratulations on your move!!! I can't wait to hear about Italy! I will travel vicariously thorugh your blog until I can do some traveling of my own. =)

Tablebread said...

bumblevee - that's why we love you :)

julie - Thanks!!!