Friday, November 12, 2010

E: Pumpkin Cornbread & My Favorite Meal

This week has been a little crazy around here. I am excited for the weekend so that I can cook up a storm with Mandi on Saturday & get some relaxing in. What are you up to?

This post is going to be a little bit of a mish mosh of sorts. First, I made Recipe Girl’s pumpkin cornbread for a few special friends:



   This bread is thick and SO yummy. I stole a piece for myself to eat with leftover butternut squash and tomato soup….mmmm. Then I packed up the rest:


This would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

I also received a really fun package this week, the Nordic Ware 4-Cavity Egg Boiler (disclaimer: I received this product for free). I have no idea who sent this to me, but I am in love! 


Basically the boiler allows you to cook 1-4 eggs at a time and within 10 minutes, have soft or hard boiled eggs. It could not be easier


I used it yesterday morning to hard boil eggs for breakfast (breakfast/brunch is my favorite meal). They turned out just right:


And, to continue with my breakfast kick, we had breakfast for dinner last night(Brinner, BFD, whatever you’d like to call it).  I used our waffle maker to make up massive Belgian waffles (you can either use a mix or make your own) .


I also made up a simple fruit topping that I learned from Sarah(who is due any minute now!!!!).  I previously made a strawberry version, but  last night opted for a raspberry version.


   Wonderful. And now, for the winner of the CSN stores promotional code….

Corey at the Runner’s Cookie!!!! Send Mandi & I an email (itzyskitchen at gmail dot com) and we will get your code out to you!!

Didn’t win? Don’t worry! We have a fun cook book giveaway coming up on Monday! Enjoy your weekend.


Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Pumpkin cornbread yum!!! I may make this for our T-day festivities at work Monday!

This weekend is going to be busy, we have a visitor coming in town tonight then an engagement party tomorrow then I have a baby shower Sunday followed by a bday dinner for The Man... phew!

Pound said...

pumpkin cornbread sounds like lots of fun and very festive. did you put pumpkin butter on it also?? :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oo I love the sound of pumpkin cornbread..I might have to make it for Thanksgiving, but in muffin form. Have a super weekend! :-)

Faith said...

Mmmm, yummy looking cornbread! I'm a breakfast-loving girl too, and your waffle looks delicious. (A waffle maker is on my wish list, fingers crossed! ;) ) Happy Friday!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Ooh I'd love an egg boiler like that! I know it's easy to do it in a pot the old fashioned way but I really don't know how and never do it. Been eating tons of eggs lately as the baby is hitting a big 3rd trimester growth spurt!

hbobier said...

I love that you guys are completely nuts over pumpkin. Don't worry, I am too. :)

Super excited about the cookbook giveaway, you guys always always have the best giveaways!!

Christina said...

holy moly, i want a slab of that cornbread!

pigpigscorner said...

I made pumpkin cornbread once and loved it!

teresa said...

LOVING the sound of that pumpkin cornbread, i just might be making it tonight. and i love the egg cooker too, boiled eggs are a favorite of mine in the morning!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Mmm, pumpkin cornbread. That sounds delcious and it looked moist. My cornbread always turns out like saw dust!! I love the new egg gadget too. Have a fab weekend.

Sarah said...

I just ate my oatmeal but your waffle makes me want second breakfast!!

The egg boiler looks super cool. I do like to boil a bunch more than 4 at a time though, I'm not sure it would suit me. I've never tried to make soft boiled eggs but I'd like to, do you make those?

Have a lovely lovely Friday evening!

We Are Not Martha said...

Pumpkin cornbread looks seriously amazing! I can't believe I haven't made that before :)


Stickybuns said...

MMMMM...the bread looks amazing. I would have never thought to marry cornbread and pumpkin!

now that you have that egg cooker, you will have to make those deviled eggs! haha

Natalie said...

yum! I saw that recipe and now that I've heard from you that it's good I'll have to try it! I'm not even close to being sick of pumpkin!

Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Congrats to Corey!

That pumpkin cornbread looks YUMMY. I have so much pumpkin AND cornmeal, maybe I'll make some!

Have a great weekend :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love Belgian waffles!

Veggies, Cake and Cocktails said...

That egg cooker looks fantastic. I don't know what it is but I just can't seem to get hard boiled eggs to turn out.

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

You have a secret admirer that sends you kitchen gadgets? Wow :) lol!

That's good that the eggs turn out ok. I've had some accidents with eggs exploding in the microwave and it's not pretty and the smell is awful. Worst, I did it at work :(

Thanks for the cornbread link, wouldn't have found it on my own. I like cornbread recipes using pumpkin puree. I'm still not over using them.

Corey @therunner'scookie said...

AH so excited I won your giveaway!! Just sent you an email :)
That cornbread looks soo good - when I made mine a couple of weeks ago I started having it for breakfast with nut butter and jam. SO good. Adding pumpkin sounds like a great idea!

Esi said...

Nice take on changing up cornbread

lee said...

I made a bland, dry cornbread a few weeks ago and Jason's been giving me crap for it ever since. Maybe I can make this and redeem myself!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Pumpkin cornbread oh my word! How brilliant!


*Naomi* said...

PUMPKIN CORNBREAD! looks amazingggg I have seen it all over and looks so so so good!!

Shannon said...

yes, i think i need some pumpkin cornbread in my life :)

KRis | said...

Ummm Shut. The . Front. Door! Pumpkin cornbread?? This sound divine!!

I must try this...I drool over everything pumpkin!


Enjoy your weekend!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

diggin' the new layout...or at least on my 'puter it's new :)

the egg cooker...i dont cook eggs, but i want that gadget! :)

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

When I saw your post, I wanted to make this bread IMMEDIATELY. sounds SO GOOD. I refrained....until today. I'm making it for dinner tonight :) can't wait!

Julie said...

i thiiiink i'm going to make that cornbread tomorrow! it would probably go great with the beef stew i promised my brother i would make for him!

also i'm going to need your help for the holidays haha. i plan on giving people granola as a present and i know you do that alot! i love the idea it's so fun and i need youuuuu to share with me the ones you like best to give to other peeps.

also. i'm pretty sure we need to open up a cafe and call it "brinner".

have fun this weekend!!

Krista said...

That egg thingamajiggy looks so cool! It would be perfect at my house b/c Noah can eat eggs like nobody's business! LOL

Hope your weekend is going awesome, Erica!

Amanda said...

I love breakfast too! I'd seriously eat it anytime. That pumpkin cornbread looks really good too. I've got to try it out.

Janetha said...

WAIT. It didn't say who the egg cooker was from on the Gift Note?!?

I have a hunch I just may know who it was that sent you that........

Anonymous said...

the pumpkin cornbread looks amazing!

and I love BFD too - sometimes I have oatmeal twice !