Monday, December 13, 2010

Cornbread Supper, December 13, 2010: A Mystery Flan


Each Cornbread Supper has its own firsts and distinctions. Tonight before Supper began, we found in the front door a gift of homemade flan -- that face-in-the-moon, above, is luscious caramel yummy goodness -- with a container of homemade whipped cream alongside. As if the universe or a kind anonymous friend had listened in to Rona talking over the weekend about flan being her favorite dessert -- and then delivered one in a pretty blue Pyrex pie plate that twins Rona's own. So - we had a mystery donor contributing to a bountiful dessert table, rich with tiny chocolate-frosted, cream-filled eclairs, and Pumpkin-Chocolate-Cranberry-Pecan-Pumpkin Seed COOKIES with Cinnamon frosting, below.


On the coldest night for Cornbread Suppers so far this year -- temps around 20 degrees F., ice and snow crunching on Campsie and beyond -- people brought beautiful hearty stews, soups, and chili.


  • Curried Carrot Soup w/Potatoes, dill, etc. Chicken broth




  • Potato Soup



  • Chicken Cacciatore Stew: 3 Cheese Ravioli, Chicken/Broth, Tomatoes, Chard: Yumminess






And chili that was too busy getting all heated up to bother being photographed.

Other wonderful tastes of this evening:
  • Quinoa Salad (cilantro, jalapeño, black bean...)
  • Roasted local beets, turnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, rosemary. Oliva Bella oil, salt, pepper
  • Chleb: Czech Peasant Bread
  • Onion-Cornbread Bread Pudding; has Kentucky beef, bacon, eggs, milk, cornbread, cheese, and more; not vegetarian, no gluten
  • Plain Kentucky black skillet cornbread
  • Cranberry Apple Pecan Oatmeal Casserole
Cornbread Suppers so appreciates people convening for conviviality even when it's not convenient!

      Cornbread Supper, December 6, 2010


      A good crowd came on a cold December night, and we ate heartily. Pinto beans cooked with a Kentucky ham hock, and multiple cornbreads with multiple add-ins - those were the basics. And then:

      • Spring mix, strawberries, grapefruit, feta, walnuts, pomegranate, poppy seed dressing
      • Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread w/Pecans
      • Collards & butter nut: tiny bit spicy
      • Beet fries
      • Homemade cheese curds sautéed in a little homemade butter (all KY!), salt, parsley, vegetarian


      A loaded dessert table, beginning with the peanut butter fudge, above, and including homemade chocolate ice cream with peppermint crush,