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Nov 19, 2010

Proverbs 31 Woman ~ 2.0

My New Blog Series ~
Proverbs 31 Woman 2.0
"Because virtue is always in vogue."

Proverbs 31:15 "She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls."

2.0 version: "She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast a meal for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls loads the dishwasher leaving more time in the day for the rest of her plans."

While I rarely get up before dawn, I do prepare many meals for my household. And while neither I nor any of my friends have "servant girls," most of us have modern conveniences that "serve" us and save us time.
And so in the interest of serving you and saving you time, I'm sharing what may be the easiest and fastest homemade bread in the universe ~ fried cornbread.
Today my fried cornbread topped a ham bone soup. You can find the recipe here but it's never the same twice because I use what I have on hand. This time I used carrots, potatoes and Kentucky Wonder green beans.

Ham Bone Soup & Fried Cornbread
I make ham bone soup anytime we have a ham.

If you can't wait for the cornbread to bake, fry it!
Frying the cornbread
Martha White Self-rising Buttermilk Cornmeal Mix  ~ 1 1/2 cups
Buttermilk ~ 1 cup (sweet milk works, too)
1 egg ~ if you have it and if you don't like I didn't today, use 1 1/2 T. mayonnaise
diced onion plus some green onion if you have it ~ a handful of onion sounds right to me
Play around with the ingredient amounts. You want the batter to be a little thinner than a pancake batter. Add more oil between batches, as needed. You want a crunchy edge and the oil gives you that.
oil for frying ~ enough to cover the bottom of the pan and then some
cast iron skillet or non stick pan
Mix ingredients and fry in heated oil. When one side is golden, carefully turn over. Drain on paper towel.

And now with apologies for putting her in the same post as soup and cornbread,
last night I had the privilege of meeting Lysa Terkeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. I left a comment on one of her recent blog posts and she replied. A couple of emails back and forth and, at her invitation and offer of tickets, I made plans with a friend to drive to Lakeland to hear her speak. She shares well her salvation story and her life of saying, "Yes" to God.
If you ever have the opportunity to hear Lysa speak, take it. You'll be blessed.


  1. Even I can handle making this cornbread, to the delight of my family. Looks delicious! I met Lysa once at the P31 conference. Glad for you time away.


  2. I just finished thanking our Lord and also Lysa for a post that she wrote on Wedneday..a timely one I needed for the very moment..so I headed back her to thank you also dear sister....thank you for sharing that link that lead me to her blog, that lead me to a post that lead me to something that the Lord wanted me to 'chew' on..I'm so filled with the lovely meals that you ladies have prepared. yum yum..spiritual food IS so wonderful!

  3. Love Lysa too and always look forward to her posts at P31!

    The cornbread looks very good, I think we'll try it soon!

    God's blessings Melanie!

  4. This sounds wonderful!

    How awesome you met Lysa! She is such an amazing women who God's using in such a huge way. Such an inspiration.

    Happy Thanksgiving!