Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tamale Pie and Two Awards

When I set out on this journey in the blogging world my goal was to try to write every day. In the beginning I did really well. Then Thanksgiving came and Christmas followed right behind. So, I thought once Christmas was over and life was back to normal it would be easier to sit down to write. But it seems like all I do is sit down to read other blogs. I think I could sit here all day and read and I'm finding it so hard to write. Maybe it's that I don't feel that I have anything interesting to say...I just don't know. Anyway, I'm here now to write.

Yesterday for lunch I made Tamale Pie. When I make chili I like to fix Martha White's Buttermilk Cornbread to go with it. The last few times I have looked for it Walmart has been out of it. I saw another package and decided to try it.

On the back of the package is the recipe for Tamale Pie. It was really good and very easy to make so I want to share it with you.

2 (15 oz.) cans chili with beans
2 oz. (1/2 cup) shredded
cheddar cheese
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Martha White Cotton Country Cornbread Mix
3/4 cup water

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Pour chili into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish; sprinkle with cheese.
2. In small bowl, combine cornbread mix and water; stir until smooth. Spread evenly over cheese.
3. Bake at 375 de
grees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 6 servings

Of course this is after we dug into it. I also doubled the recipe so we could have leftovers for supper.

Last week I was so excited to receive my very first award from Lisa at House of Many Blessings.

And my 2nd....
from Beth
at Olde Tyme Marketplace
(Oh, I hope I got the link thingy right!)

Thank you to both of you. I am choosing not to pass them on because so many of you have requested not to be awarded.

Well, I hope you all have a good rest of the week and stay warm.



Sandy said...

Congratulations on your Awards!
I know what you mean by saying there are days you just don't know what to write. I have days that I just don't touch it. But that is OK...right???

I am still having a bit of problems but it could be this awful weather. My AS is just bothering me and I hope it will let up very soon. But I must remain positive :)


AnnaSam said...

Congrats on your award! That recipe looks yummy. I am going to have to try this out! have a blessed day.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hey Susan!!
So did ya get some snow in your neck of the woods!!! I was so excited today!!
Hope your day was great!

Linda said...

I have never seem either of those cornbread mixes. I make my own chili so I will try this with homemade chili and jiffy cornbread. Wish me luck!

This Country Girl said...


This recipe sounds wonderful! My kind of recipe....Mexican flair and simple on top of that! Thanks so much!


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Mmmm ... looks so good. I've been reading through yours posts and read that you must be near Asheville. Oh I just love it there. My husband & I honeymooned in Fleetwood Falls and my sister now lives in Shelby where her husband pastors a Baptist Church.

The world seems so small in blogland, doesn't it?


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