I love cornbread. I’ve loved it ever since I worked for a local restaurant in college that served fresh cornbread to guests who just arrived. I was a food runner (meaning I didn’t take orders, I just brought out food) and part of my job was to transfer the hot-out-of-the-oven cornbread mini muffins into baskets to be delivered to newly arrived guests. Needless to say one or two extra baskets were always made that didn’t quite make it out of the kitchen.
We made this buttermilk cornbread to go with our bbq pulled pork, which we recently enjoyed for dinner. What a great combination!
The recipe comes from our foodie friend Rachel over at Baked By Rachel. In addition to this yummy cornbread and other tasty recipes, Rachel (of Baked By Rachel) has a bunch of amazing looking buffalo chicken recipes (recipe 1, recipe 2 ) which are on my “to cook” list. Go check them out -and the other appetizing recipes too!.
This recipe is very easy to make and was very tasty. You don’t need to make it just to go with pulled pork (but the pulled pork is so good, so why not?).
Speaking of pulled pork,I made 15 pounds of it over the weekend and froze it in preparation for Baby Boy’s 1 Year Birthday Party this weekend. We wanted to just have a small party, but with just my immediate family alone it’s almost a dozen people (yes, lots of siblings). After inviting close friends also we ended up at around 30 people, which I think is manageable. I should add the caveat, manageable so long as the weather is nice and people can sit on our porch or in our backyard; this old little house of ours get’s extra cozy quickly.
Packed like sardines or not, we are looking forward to it. Baby Boy loves doggies, so we decided to do a very light puppy theme. We picked up plates with puppy faces on them, and puppy party hats. We had to get the plates after Baby Boy hugged them in the store – what a mush.
As for the birthday dessert, we decided to bake cupcakes. Do you have any good cupcake recipes you’d recommend? We are thinking of just plain vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Baby Boy is going to get a special cupcake (one of those giant ones you can make) decorated with a puppy face (Rachel is our pretend in-house icing artist).
We’ll try our best to capture some of Baby Boy’s big day and share with you next week. Keep fingers crossed for nice weather for us, and have a great weekend!
Recipe from: Baked by Rachel