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Menu Monday with Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos


Menu Monday is back by popular demand – who knew you guys cared about Menu Monday?! Thanks for the emails, ladies! šŸ˜‰ I write out the menu and usually stick it somewhere visible in the kitchen. Wee One #1, who has all of a sudden transformed into a hungry almost teenager, will see something he’s really excited about and ask to rearrange the week (‘can we switch today with Sunday so we can have buttermilk fried chicken, pleeeeease?!’). I went through a year long period of blissful extended vacation when we first moved to California and I would have swapped days without a thought. Sure, I still had laundry for 5 to do and yes we were homeschooling, but I had no real time constraints, nowhere I had no be at any specific time. It started slowly with one little taking Jiu Jitsu a few times a week, then the other two started taking dance a few times a week. Then before we knew it, not only were they getting better at their chosen activities, they were pushing themselves harder and asking to go more often! So now we’re at the dojo 4/5 days a week and at the dance studio 6/7 days a week! I know! We also moved to a much coveted, much bigger apartment, which of course means more cleaning. Duh. So now I find myself unable to mess around with dinners because, for example, while I will be homeschooling all day today (final week stretch woot woot), Wee One #1’s Jiu Jitsu keeps me out exactly when I should be making dinner, so dinner has to be something I can make and finish early and then heat up with no mushy consequence – you know, like stew. When I know I’ll be home all afternoon (like pretty much every Sunday) I can make something that is a serious time and mess investment and it’s all good. Sorry little people, no meal switching. You’ll just have to eat your stew and long for Sunday. šŸ˜‰

Ever since the The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook entered my life, I have been cooking and baking up all kinds of neat things that (shocking) everyone has loved! Usually at least one person is not 100% happy with dinner, but from this book, they’re all happy. I know. It’s my new favorite thing. I can’t bring myself to post recipes from her book since I have been reading her since the dawn of time (aka 2007), but since she does post some of her cookbook recipes on her blog and I’ll happily post those. More this week!

This week is full of Pioneer Woman goodness, and some other goodness as well. šŸ˜‰ The Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos are not a PW recipe, but they’re crazy fantastic! The original poster intended these jalapeƱo poppers to be cheesy jalapeƱo cornbread but switched them up because she’d done the spicy cornbread a zillion times before (I may be paraphrasing). This is one of those things that reminds me of the foodie differences between Canada and The States, I have never had cheesy jalapeƱo cornbread. That’s ok, I’m sure I’ll get the opportunity!

This Week’s Menu June 3 – June 9

Monday – PW beef stew with buttermilk biscuits and lemon meringue pie for dessert

Tuesday – ranch crusted chicken pieces with homestyle french fries & salad, and PW homemade donuts for dessert

Wednesday – PW meatloaf, bacon mashed potatoes and PW roasted cauliflower, and ice cream sundaes for dessert (with tiny fudge brownies)

Thursday – barbecue pork chops, smashed potatoes & candied carrots and samoas cookies for dessert

Friday – spaghetti and meatballs with all-day tomato sauce and PW ‘Knock You Naked’ brownies for dessert

Saturday – chicken Alfredo with cornbread stuffed jalapeƱos, and cinnamon roll cookies for dessert

Sunday – buttermilk fried chicken, mac & cheese, & broccoli and toasted coconut cake for dessert

Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos

Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos via Oh, Bite It!

12 medium fresh JalapeƱos

1 cornbread mix

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (reserve 1/2 cup for sprinkling on top)

1 cup corn (canned or fresh, whatever)

Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos

Clean out your peppers, if you like it spicy leave some of the seeds in, otherwise clean them out. I usually wear gloves when I handle peppers but I didn’t when I made these and yeah my fingers were all burny for about half an hour after. Sigh. Wear gloves, people!

Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos
Follow the instructions for your cornbread mix, then add in the corn and 1 cup of the cheese.

Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos
Now, duh, fill those babies in! When they’re full, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top! Cook at 350 for about 20 minutes and voila!

Cornbread Stuffed JalapeƱos
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Chili and Cornbread


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I have made chili from maybe half a dozen recipes over the years, but I had never made cornbread before. These recipes made a heap ton of chili and cornbread. All five of us ate our fill and then the family of five next door ate their fill and there was still some left over!

It’s a liiiiiiiittle spicy, but not too spicy for the kids. A couple of the grown ups said it wasn’t spicy enough, but it’s always easier to add than to take away.

The cornbread is moist and perfect for dipping. It doesn’t fall apart in the chili but it does absorb just enough of the sauce.

Chili and Cornbread

1 1/2 cups cornmeal
2 1/2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
15 ounce can of chili beans – mild
15 ounce can of black beans
8 ounce can of tomato sauce
15 ounce can of kidney beans
1.5 pounds hamburger
1 onion diced
Pureed spinach
Chili seasoning
Chili and Cornbread
Chili and Cornbread
Combine the cornmeal and milk, set aside for 5 minutes. Grease a 9 x 13″ baking dish and whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Chili and Cornbread
Chili and Cornbread
Mix in the cornmeal mixture, eggs and oil until smooth. Now pour the batter into the baking dish.
Chili and Cornbread
Bake for 35 minutes at 400F…and onto the chili!
Chili and Cornbread
Chili and Cornbread
Brown the hamburger with the onion and maybe a little garlic. Add the tomato sauce, chili beans, black beans, and kidney beans.
Chili and Cornbread
Chili and Cornbread
Add the tomatoes and spices.
Chili and Cornbread
Chili and Cornbread
Let it simmer for about 30 minutes and then add the spinach puree. Slow cook it for another hour or so and amaze your neighbors.
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