This is the beginning of the cornbread stuffing I am planning on making for Thanksgiving.
A pan of cornbread. I was, of course, forced to eat a couple of pieces of it because the recipe I’m using (from a Cooking Light magazine a few years ago — here’s the recipe online) does not call for a whole pan of cornbread. It actually calls for two corn muffins.
But I love to make cornbread and I love this recipe in particular. It’s one I’ve used forever, and I got it from my mom.
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (I use fat-free)
1 egg, well beaten
2 tablespoons melted shortening (I use “I Can Believe It’s Not Butter” light sticks)
Mix and sift dry ingredients. Whisk milk, egg, and shortening together lightly and add to dry ingredients. Stir until combined, then pour batter into a greased 8″ square pan. Bake for 20 minutes in a 425 degree oven. Cool a few minutes in the pan before serving.
Here’s the first bobbin of the Purple Rain roving. I love all the shades of purple here and can’t wait to see how this will look plied. I’ve got about 3.5 ounces total of this roving, so it won’t take long to spin up the second half.
I’ve no plans for the yarn — I need to wait and see how much I end up with when I ply it.
OK, I see a Lendrum and a Little Gem, didn’t I remember your having a Kromski?
I do have a Kromski — a Minstrel.
What kind of spinning wheel do you have? I’m considering buying one and am blog-polling people that have them. Pro’s and cons? Good bad and ugly?
My favorite of my three wheels is my Lendrum — I think I do my nicest, most consistent spinning on it. But I know people who have other favorites. Your best bet is to go somewhere where you can try out different wheels and find the one that fits you best.
I have made some progress on my second Elizabeth sleeve today, even though I did put in quite a bit of spinning time.
I took my car in for service and waited for it at the auto shop, so that was a good chunk of knitting time. I did endure some good-natured ribbing from the guys at the shop (Get it? Ribbing? I crack me up.) about my knitting. But it was all in good fun, and they treat my little Honda with TLC, so I’m happy to put up with it.
Tomorrow is the second weekly drawing for Heifer weekly prizes. Five wonderful prizes will be awarded — check the prize page for detailed descriptions of the November 21 prizes. I’ll be drawing the winners in the early afternoon and posting to the blog a tad early. I’ve got a family dinner to go to in the evening.
I would like to once again thank everyone who has donated so far — the total so far is amazing!
Lucy is pleased that so many of you have donated baby chicks.
Tune in tomorrow to find out who won this week’s raffle, for spinning and knitting progress, and for a recipe for a Key Lime Pie for diabetics!