Cornbreadgate…


Watergate was probably the best known cover-up attempt of all times…I say was…because it has just been surpassed…with none other than…(drumroll please)…Cornbreadgate…
For those of you doing spellcheck at this moment…it ain’t there yet…in fact, here’s the definition…
Cornbreadgate…the attempt to cover-up really bad cornbread…with lots of butter…
I’m here to tell you…it don’t work…
First of all…let me apologize to my Granny…my Mama…and to fine southern cooks everywhere…as I explain what happened…
I started with some fine locally ground yellow cornmeal…and that’s really the only required ingredient that I had…so being the clever, creative type…(who really didn’t want to go to the store)…I improvised…fat-free half and half mixed with water…and olive oil…
The results…as you may have guessed…were less than desirable…sort of flat…sort of odd tasting…even with all that butter…
Bertha just laughed when she saw it…got out the garbage can…and related that there are just some things in life that you shouldn’t even try to disguise…just dump the evidence…and pretend it never happened…wait a minute…that doesn’t sound like Bertha…unless…do you think she’s running for office…geez…
Jane

2 thoughts on “Cornbreadgate…

  1. I make the worst cornbread ever. Honest. Now when I want some, I go visit mama. NOBODY makes cornbread the way mama does…or maybe…just maybe, it's the way she smiles with love when she sees me put my face in it? Fat free, Jane? REALLY? That's like kissing your sister…what's the point?

  2. Okay…Queenie…I've read your book…I know that you're the one who tried to 'fry' french fries in water…

    But I have to agree that Mama makes the best of everything…wish our kids could say that…

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