Ok I know I’ve been MIA from my blog for a little while. Not sure why but last year was especially hard for me in regard to the 2nd anniversary of my son’s death . I am feeling better and will try to be more diligent in blogging.
I hadn’t planned on posting a blog today but I found a cookbook I ordered last year sometime and realized it was a southern style cook book and might actually have a recipe for hush puppies, being a southern cookbook. I had been looking for a recipe in the numerous books I already had and use often, but none of them had one. It is the Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook. Low and behold it has a hush puppy recipe. The next page showed a Southern Cornbread recipe, this is when I realized I love this book.
My dad is from the deep south, my mom from the desert south west, that is important for the next memory. My mom liked to make cornbread but she always put sugar in it. My dad would tell her “that is not cornbread, that is cake”. They don’t put sugar in cornbread in the south. I have to say here that I never saw my parents fight, but this was a standing disagreement, lol. Ok back to the book. As I was reading the recipe (which does not include sugar), my memories, regarding my parents disagreement on how cornbread should be made, flooded back. Then I saw the quote under the recipe by Mark Twain “The North thinks it knows how to make cornbread, but this is a gross superstition. Perhaps no bread in the world is quite as good as Southern cornbread, and perhaps no bread in the world is quite as bad as the Northern imitation of it.” At that point I burst out laughing, hahahaha. I do love this book!! It is filled not only with recipes but with much humor and memories from the author.
I miss my mom a lot, so many times I wish she was still around to talk to, I lost her to cancer in 2000. I am thankful to have many memories of our lives as a family and to be able to see the love and humor that was a part of it. 🙂 You would love this cookbook, Dad :).