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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Year, A New Pan......

It's hard to believe the first month of our new year is already speeding by...FAST !!
GOOD GRIEF....

Mr. Sweet got this new skillet for Christmas...
I told him it was from MRS. CLAUSE but.....*shhhhhhh, it was from meeeee.
This is the coolest HEAVY cast iron, divided skillet...
aka CORNBREAD PAN
I made cornbread in it the other night and it was AWESOME...
AWESOME because it was crispy ALL the way around each piece.
We luv CRISPY.
THIS morning, however, I melted BUTTER in each little section...
added BROWN SUGAR and CINNAMON...
little droplets of CREME CHEESE...
and baked until nice and brown.
NOW, the ultimate would have been if I'd had PECANS
but, alas, I AM OUT !!
O.U.T.
I know this comes as a shock to KATHLEEN at CUISINE KATHLEEN
because she calls me the PECAN QUEEN... She gave me this name because of
the following photos....
We have ONE BIG pecan tree in our front yard....
it shades just about then entire front of our house and produces the most delicious pecans.
....and THIS little beauty is my g'girl, BAILEY.
She said, "Memaw, I'll climb up high and shake those pecans down...."
I said ok....but BE CAREFUL !!
She went WAAAY high and she did indeed shake a lot of nuts down for me.
That last photo LOOKS scary......but she wasn't high up here...
I just happened to catch her on camera before she reached the ground.
I PROMISE
no granddaughters were hurt during the making of this post.
Record crop of pecans about 2 yrs ago and my freezer was almost full.
BUT....
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END....
and the last year wasn't good and THIS next crop probably won't be good because
of our extreme heat and deep drought out here in West Texas.

Whew...all that was a LOOONG story just to get to
"I didn't have pecans
for my sticky buns this morning."

I got this amazing idea for
5 Minute Sticky Buns
from RINDY and you can click HERE for her quick and delicious recipe.
She is the cutest lady and she is sooo pregnant.
 She has adorable posts...when you go over, would you
kindly tell her bj is eating a sticky bun and says HEY ?

The creme cheese added a great kicker taste to the little pie-shaped buns.....'course, I love creme cheese on SHOE LEATHER.   ♥♥
If you see one of these little awesome skillets.....I got mine Mr. Sweet's at Cracker Barrel....
and have an extra twenty bucks,
I think you oughta buy it....
Everything I've tried in it turned out great.....

 
  Here's the cornbread I made in it the other night.....Mr. Sweet was VERY impressed because, as mentioned.....he (and I) LOVES that all sides, as well as the bottoms, were crispy.......

We make old fashioned SOUTHERN cornbread around here...NO SUGAH.....!!









...and, the drop biscuits turned out great, too.
No rolling and cutting them out...just drop into each little compartment and.......
THERE YA ARE !

I LOVE anything that makes my life easier, don't you .........even CUTE LITTLE pans !!  ♥♥♥

Joining the fun with
TABLETOP TUESDAY
RUBY TUESDAY2 
(very little RUBIES to share but a few.....)
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37 comments:

Love Of Quilts said...

Absolutely! Anything that makes my life easier.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad to hear those pans work-lovin' the fun new kitchen toy BJ! But then, you knew I would:@)

Theresa said...

Love the new pan you gave Mr. Sweet for Christmas, wink wink:) YUMMY treats! I also love shopping at Cracker Barrel for anything! They have the coolest gifts! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Picket said...

Morning BJ....LOVE that new skillet and I will be looking at Cracker Barrel the next time I go there...Mama makes cornbread in her old cast iron skillet and it turns out crispy and fantastic every time...hope all is well on your side of the mountain sweetie and that this New year brings you much love and happiness...love ya girl...Picket

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You always make food look more delicious. I'll be looking for one of those pans.

The French Hutch said...

bj, the way we eat cornbread around here I've got to have one of those pans! Just like y'all, crispy on all sides. You always leave me with a smile, I'm so happy no grandgirls were injured in the making of this post!
You have a great day, I'm going to our local CB to look for a skillet……..

~Emily
The French Hutch

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Mornin' BJ! I'm just getting up and it's frosty outside. One of those sticky buns sure would go great with my coffee. Wish you lived next door I'd invite myself over...ha,ha! That cornbread looks good too. My mom used to make the best cornbread. Thinking of chili for dinner tonight, maybe some cornbread would taste good with that. Thanks for the idea!

sabri said...

everything looks yummy!!

Bev said...

Oh, good. I see that we agree on the important things. There's nothing worse than biting into cornbread and tasting SUGAR. That's just all kinds of wrong.

And oh-my-goodness, pecans are the food of angels. I was rasied in the South with pecan trees all around and everything is better with pecans!

mississippi artist said...

We had a bumper crop of pecans here this year. Freezing lots, cause you never know about next years crop. Love the pan, did you have to season it before using?

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oooo I would love one of these pans! Your granddaughter is too, too cute climbing that tree for pecans for you. Adorable post, BJ!

Vee said...

*Shudder* The mere thought of cornbread without any sugar... LOL!

That pan looks very impressive. I think you'll be using it for lots and lots of things through the year. You should name it, her, him. ☺

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I do love that little pan! Going to to look for one b/c we love crispy too. Do you ever eat cornbread crumbled in milk? I eat it like a dessert and love to put crispy pieces into a glass of milk. Ok, my TX roots are probably showing! lol
Have a wonderful day!
Tammy

Linda said...

Oh I must find one of those pans.
Aren't you the lucky one to have a pecan tree.

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing all these great goodies with us. I saw on the tv where I believe it was Houston got so much rain they had flooding problems. I hope you got some rain also but not a flood. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Kelly said...

Um Um good! Those sticky buns look melt in your mouth delicious! My husband loves cornbread better than anything, so he would probably love to have one of those pans. We've got a cornbread stick pan (I think it's called) from Lodge. It's cast iron and goes in the oven. You're so lucky to have your very own pecan tree in your front yard. I bet your grand kids enjoy getting the pecans for you anyway.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Any/all cast iron pans, are wonnnnderful! And this one looks super wonderful. Enjoy!!!

Btw, I many be "beakin' some eggs" on my blog today... -giggles- Or simply showing a side-of-me, not known to new Dear Readers of mine.

Oh yes, Darlin'!!!! You know this side of me!!!! :-)))))))

"The night was clear and frosty,
all ebony of shadow
and silver of snowy slope;
big stars were shining over the silent fields."

~Lucy Maud Montgomery

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, we like crispy, too. May have to get one of these pans.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Super pan. I need to get one. Everything looks soooooooo good. Hugs, Marty

Designs By Pinky said...

AHHH, cornbread! And STICKY BUNS!!! STOP IT:):):) That was so very generous of Mrs. Claus to give Mr. Sweet that awesome pan!!! XO, Pinky

Cafe au lait said...

The buns made my mouth water!

My Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday.

ascu75 aka Don said...

I am now so so hungry. We dont have corn bread here in the UK but we do have pecans and I love them but nuts makeme cough. I want a grandaughter we have three grandsons but Grandads love boys but need a little girl to spoil. i LOVE YOUR PAN. I have nnever seen one before. By from England. My Ruby Tuesday 2 pics

Kris said...

I live on orange grove property. But we have a smattering of other trees as well. No nuts for me, but my neighbor has two giant pecan trees that hang mostly in my yard, and I get to benefit from them as well. Also walnut and macadamia nut. The macadamias are too hard to crack!!! Love your tree!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this pan. I might have to scrounge up some $$ and get one! hugs, Linda

PEA said...

I've never seen those pans before, how awesome they are!! Like you, I love my buns and such, crispy on all sides:-) The pictures showing your pecan haul from a couple of years ago had me oohing and aahing. I can't even imagine having my very own pecan tree!! I really do need to move next door to you...then I can come over every day to have some of those scrumptious goodies you make:-) xoxo

Rita said...

What a pan, what a tree, what a post! Love getting something new for the kitchen. I also give my guy gifts from Mère Noël and I of course end up using them.
Ihave been really wanting to make cornbrad for so long; Do you hava special recipe; I went back to look but didn't see it.
Rita

Kathleen said...

Neat pan I know you will get a lot of use from it!
And let's hope next years crop will be so big, you will become rich! I know you would cause those things cost a fortune in the store!
And now, I am hungry!

chubskulit said...

Wow, you make me hungry lol.

New Year's Eve Rubies, please come and see.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love your corn bread pan! I need to head to Cracker Barrel! I love the crusty edges of corn bread and each of these pieces have crusty edges! Thanks BJ!

Beverly said...

BJ, you make me hungry every time. Will you please adopt me so I can come live with you?♥♥♥

Mindy said...

Well you sneaky little devil, you. I'm so glad you liked them well enough to photograph them!!! :o) And you didn't tell me you had a fun new pan to cook them up in! I'm jealous! I'll have to keep my eyes open for one of those. We LOVE cornbread in our house and I'm thinkin' the sticky buns would be so, so tasty in there! Anything would be good in it - there's just somethin' about cookin' in cast iron, isn't there?
Thank you so much for sendin' people my way. I look forward to their hellos!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is a cool pan....I will have to make some cornbread so you can see my pan...only for you girlfriend! Cuz I don't really care for cornbread and hubby can't eat it....but I know some kids that probably could scarf it down!!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
You're one clever lady...giving your hubby a new pan for Christmas! Don't know who's happier...you about the pan...him about what you're fixin' for him to eat. Sounds like a wonderful "winning" combination to me!
Fondly,
Pat

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The flag is waving in ecstasy because of that huge pecan tree!

HESTER’S LETTER

Hester’s letter, scarlet “A,”
Gave the gossips much to say,
But their rudeness she forbore,
For she knew she was no whore.


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Poinsettias!

Kathleen Grace said...

How can you not have pecans when youhave a pecan tree?! And here I was all jealous of the imagined bounty in your pantry. lol. Cute pan, some day I need to try southern corn bread with no sugar. I love the sweet stuff though♥

Leah H. said...

Ha,ha,ha..That is a cool gift from Mrs. Santa:)

Visiting for RT 2 ! Here's my share- hope you can visit:)

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/01/strawberry-candies.html

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a celebration, great foods too
:-), was here or Ruby Tuesday 2, hope that you can return the visit too.

http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/01/my-little-girls-princess-collection-books.html