To accompany our dinner, we made some cute little homemade corn bread muffins filled with fresh local corn, spicy roasted serrano chiles, smokey thick sliced bacon, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, sliced green onions, and sharp cheddar cheese. They were so good they didn’t even need a pat of butter!
T: how many of these muffins did you make?
A: i made 12 muffins and a huge cast iron skillet “loaf” of the corn bread.
T: how many muffins did you eat?
A: i’m thinking around 3… and half. we split one while photoing.
T: sweet. That means I ate 8.5 muffins in one sitting. that rocks. No wonder my bowels were playing games with me today.
A: heheheh too funny! these were some tasty muffins. i over cooked them to my preference by just a minute or two, but they still tasted awesome. the “loaf”, for lack of a better term, was cooked just right though.
T: I really liked these things. Haven’t tried the loaf yet, but the muffins were very good… obviously. If I were nitpicking I would say they could have used more goods on the inside such as cheese or pimentos. That’s just nitpicking though.
A: i agree they could have used a touch more pepper. i would have put more roasted serranos though, not so much red peppers. red peppers would be good… just not spicy!
T: you’re right. more green AND red peppers! I rate these little guys a 4.6/5. They were definitely tasty enough to binge on, but there is still room for improvement. Hopefully you’ll keep trying! I <3 cornbread.
A: ha ha… you said “i heart” something! who’s the myspace loving little girl now huh?
T: actually on myspace I’m a little boy, but that’s beside the point.
A: 😛 yeah, just remember what you said. i’m never going to let you live it down! i too “heart” cornbread. good cornbread, at least. there is definitely bad bad cornbread in the world… the corporate monstrosity Cracker Barrel serves some of the worst cornbread i’ve ever had the displeasure to try. these were nothing like those.
T: you just hate crack. barrel because you worked there when you were younger.
A: hmmm while that’s true… they do make good biscuits! just really really crappy cornbread. Okay, so I”m gonna give these little dudes a 4.25/5. They got a lower rating because they were just slightly over-cooked. i really meant to cook them at 350, but when i looked at the oven it read 400! oops! they still weren’t dried out, just not as moist as i would have liked them to be.
T: yeah, they were still totally delicious. They would have complimented any southern meal perfectly. The South would be proud of you, Mandy.
A: oh hell no! just because you are complimenting me doesn’t mean that you can call me mandy, tea-cakes.
T: didn’t you ever hear what that Indian guy said that time… An eye for an eye…?
A: nope. missed that one. ;-).
* gracias Maw Maw for the cast iron muffin pan