NO really, I am 🙂
Serious up tho yall know I think I’m a superhero in my head anyway lol!
That song been in my head like for a month or so now…since my brother played that shit on repeat in my car during restaurant week (thanks Joe!). So yeah I thought I’d write a blog post and tie it in. Like to hear it here it go:
Well needless to say I have had a time this year chial! Yall know it’s been full of ups and downs…really mostly downs. Nah, not mostly downs, just really significant downs.
But I made it! I’m like titanium!!!
And now, I can say that things are really looking up for me. Sure I’m still very sad, and some may ague that I’m functionally depressed but I’m owning that and living with it. I’ll always have a little sadness about this years course of events; it’s not possible to omit the first portion of my life nor is it fair to sum up any person or relationship and end up defining it by its [tragic] ending. Everything has an ending yall. And sometimes, most of the time, things end so that new things can begin 🙂
I’ve always maintained faith that this is going to be the best year of my life, despite all that I’ve gone through. It’s funny though, when things actually start to turn around, especially after they’ve been soooooooooo shitty for soooooooo long, you almost get this sense of denial/disbelief/shock. We forget that we have to chose to pursue happiness on a continual basis. Well I’m so fortunate that I have people around me to keep me in line. I’m getting there yall. The most important thing is that I’m still moving. After all, if sharks stop swimming they die 😉
Fire away! Fire away!
Fried Corn Bread (or Hush Puppies)
I’m going to try to keep with the seasons…that is, post recipes that are appropriate for fall! -my favorite time of the year 🙂
- 1 1/2 c cornmeal
- 1/2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 medium vadallia onion, grated finely
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 c buttermilk
- 1/2 c water
- 1/4 c sugar
- 8 oz cooked sweet corn
- oil for frying
Preheat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix thoroughly. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients: the egg, buttermilk, water and sugar together thoroughly and mix them with the dry ingredients. Lastly, add the corn and grated onion to the batter and stir.
Drop the batter, a spoonful at a time into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides, turning during the cooking process. Drain on paper towels and enjoy.