Chili and Cornbread in a Jar

10.27.10

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Remember barbecue in a jar? Last night we tried a variation. We had chili and cornbread in a jar. Yumm.

Cornbread makes me happy.

The whole thing was super simple. I made my homemade chili in advance and scooped it into the jars. Then when dinner time came around I mixed up cornbread batter and spooned it on top.

The only thing left to do was bake the whole shebang until a toothpick came out of the cornbread clean. This would be so simple for entertaining a crowd.

Actually, there was one more, other thing to do. I had to add a little butter and drizzle on some honey. Mmm.

I’m glad it worked because if it hadn’t we would have been having Rasin Bran for dinner.

Would you like to see what the rest of my family was up to while I was taking pictures of our dinner?

My older two were turning all the dials in Brent’s truck.

And my baby was hanging around a little closer. He wanted some of that cornbread sooo bad.

I’ve never seen a 14-month-old with his will power. Instead of digging in, he stood inches away and tried to look hungry until we finally took one of those forks and had at it. By the way, I think it’s time for his first haircut, what do you think?

And in case you wanted to know, my favorite chili recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated. I also love this white chicken chili recipe. And as for cornbread, I always make the version my friend Dawn made for me when I had baby #2. It’s just basic but I love it.

Dawn’s Cornbread
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted

Mix until combined and bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes.

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