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 :)


Renee Paj 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!

erica said...

Pumpkin cornbread oh my word! How brilliant!


Naomi(Onefitfoodie) said...

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

Unknown 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 @ Averie Cooks 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 @ meals + moves 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 !