I think as the weather gets cooler, not only do I love and long for this time of year but it makes me a bit nostalgic. I long for those lazy end of the summer front porch days and I long for my Grandmother’s cooking. I can still smell the aroma of fried chicken, green beans and potatoes, and cornbread cooking away in her kitchen. These smells are comforting to me, they mean home and they make me ache because I miss her so. Its funny how things like smells stay imprinted in your mind. You never think as a child, this is what I will remember. All the yard saleing we did, the fried zucchini afterwards, and how we never made it to the table with any zucchini because we ate it straight out of the pan. I miss her, I miss being 10 and seeing her smile and put her teeth in a jar, and I miss her yelling at the t.v. because Earnhardt was winning.
Sometimes when I am meandering through the store getting things off my list, I will see things that will make me nostalgic and remember my Nanny so fondly. I was about half way through my list while shopping at Kroger and I came across the Martha White Baking Mixes. One in particular caught my eye and that was the Cotton Country Cornbread. There are a variety of mixes that Martha White offers that would perfectly compliment any meal or to have as treat.
I will be trying the blueberry muffins or chocolate chip muffins for sure! I also like that Martha White now has gluten free options for those sensitive to gluten. But as i said the Cotton Country Cornbread caught my eye and so the wheels started spinning and I grabbed three packages and put them in my cart. I finished up my shopping and headed for the checkout.
As I walking to the checkout to pay for my groceries and my new found inspiration I began to think that i was going make a rif on my Nanny’s fried chicken. Except I was going to use cornbread batter. On the back of the Martha White package there was a recipe tweak to make Southern Egg Bread. I decided that I was gonna use that recipe and make boneless skinless chicken breast into Cornbread Chicken. I was really banking and hoping on whether two of my favorite things could come together and combine into one harmonious dish. I am so glad that I stumbled upon Martha White baking mixes and that I could come up with a recipe that paid homage to my beloved Grandmother.
Check out your local Kroger, and see what Martha White baking mixes inspire you to make! Be on the lookout for our Cornbread Chicken!
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