I've still barely managed to get any cooking done, but thanks to my dear sweet friend Tracy I was able to throw together a hot meal that was blog-worthy with very little effort.
Tracy, like a lot of awesome people, brought us a bunch of meals that can sit in the freezer until we're too busy to feed ourselves. She rightly guessed that we'd gotten a lot of food when Ellie was first born but that we had probably eaten it all already and were in need of more. Tracy brought lots of soups, including chili, so I decided I'd make individual meals in a jar by combining her chili with a cornbread recipe and baking it all in the oven.
Everything came together in less than half an hour and was totally delicious. This is an easy way to make normal dinner a little extra special, and it'd be great for giving gifts or taking meals on the go.
I used wide mouth jars because they're easier to work with.
Chili and Cornbread in a Jar
start with 1.5 c. of your favorite chili recipe per serving
cornbread (makes 4 servings)
1 c. cornmeal
1 c. unbleached all purpose flour
4 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. honey
4 tsp. melted butter
1 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Combine wet and dry.
Add a couple ice cream scoops (probably totaled 1/3 c.) of the dough on top of the chili.
Bake at 425 for 20-30 minutes or until the chili is bubbly and the cornbread is brown.
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