While visiting dear Amy Beth in beautiful and not-as-hot-as-TX-Tennesseeeeee, she showed me a cool trick to baking cornbread. You put the pans in the oven to heat and add shortening. Let the shortening melt and get very hot in the pan and then add the batter.
It makes for a deliciously toasty bottom to your cornbread...plus it keeps the pieces from crumbling after you cut it.
So thank you Amy for sharing your tricks of the trade since cornbread is definitely not my forte!!! You're a genius!
THIS JUST IN!
I was told that our cabin fire began with a cigarette that fell between the boards by the person who stayed on Sunday night. Can you believe that?! This cigarette smoldered all day and then really got things burning very late Monday night (close to midnight!).
I brings me close to tears just thinking about what could have been. I can't thank God enough for looking after us and allowing us to get out quickly and safely. Plus, He allowed us to catch the fire early which spared us not only additional danger, but it could've caused some long-lasting fears in our boys. GOD IS SOOO GOOD!
that was supposed to be a * family secret*. :wink, wink:
that is amazing. i mean, the cornbread and cigarette thingy -- both totally interesting. which makes this a perfect post.
so when you coming back to TN?
...but about your comment on my blog.
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ABC News did a story about it. There's a link to it in an entry I just posted at 11:30 p.m. Eastern.
Yep! Makes it a beautiful, toasty bread. Mmmm...Do you put sugar in your cornbread? I never, ever, ever do...but some folks like it that way.
About the fire....Really? A smoldering cigarette from the night before?? That gives me the heebie jeebies. Our God is ever-faithful in protecting us though and this comforts me! What a mighty, loving God we serve.
About the land....it is DEFINITELY boy heaven. We went back to see it again the next day and to make an offer and the boys were SWINGING on a VINE across the creek. I forgot what they are called....possum vines maybe? Anyway, they had a blast. ;) The land is about 20 minutes outside Tulsa. Whether or not it works out....we'd still love to have you and yours visit! I'll keep you posted. :)
Thanks for the cornbread tip. I'll have to try that next time.
I am so thankful to the Lord that you all were not harmed by the fire.
Wow! I wonder if they'll let the previous occupant know what his/her carelessness did! What a shame! Could you smell cigarette in the cabin?
It sounds like your trip to TN was eventful! Did you go to Ripley's Aquarium? My boys loved it! I read about you being at Dollywood! Small little world we bloggers live in!
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