Her house always smelled like bacon and purfume, and home.
And she passed, before I had the chance to say goodbye.
But this Christmas, I was given reminders of her, things she used in her kitchen, and things I'll never look at without thinking of her. And I know, looking at this old cast iron mold, that today, I am more like her than I probably ever thought I would be.
|Here's to Mabel - what a broad she was!|
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cheddar, grated
1/4 cup chopped scallions
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking pan.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
|And even though she may need to be reseasoned, it's my favorite cast iron thing I own.|