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!