Well, we survived the Rainageddon that just passed through Houston the ENTIRE weekend! It almost ruined our Halloween but by Sunday, it was just a constant rain without the storms.
BUT it still meant we were stuck in the house! We spent our day together as a family, doing puzzles, playing games, jumping in puddles & watching movies. Crummy weather doesn't have to put a damper on family time...and this was the perfect weather for me to make Tortilla Soup & Jalapeno Cornbread.
Earlier in the week I went to Fiesta to get La Morena jalapenos & a pack of Coca-Cola bottles. Gonna make Mexican food? Gotta get the real deal! La Morena products really have that authentic Latino flavor. These jalapenos also have sliced carrots in the can! I reserved those to use for a different dish at a later time!
Before I could start, I pulled out my mom's trusty box of family recipes. Do yall have one of those? My mom kept all of her recipes in an index card box & each one is organized with care. I was so happy when she gave it to me & it's always within reach in case I need to reference a recipe.
I gathered my ingredients:
1 1/2 boxes cornbread mix
1/3 cup Vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I use a Mexican blend)
1 can Creamed corn
La Morena jalapenos; chopped
Mix all of the ingredients EXCEPT the jalapenos if you're not going to make the entire cornbread spicy.
My kids don't do spicy, so I only add the jalapenos to half of the skillet. Pour the Cornbread batter into a buttered cast iron skillet & mix the jalapenos around until fully mixed.
WE INTERRUPT THIS RECIPE TO SHOW YOU
SOMETHING REALLY COOL...
I've seen cornbread waffles on Pinterest & have always wanted to give it a try. I reserved just enough cornbread batter for 2 waffles. Within a couple of minutes, the green light turned on & our waffles were ready. It worked!
Not wanting to get rid of my La Morena jalapeno can, I cleaned it out & filled it with Fall leaves. What do you think? I love seeing empty cans used as vases & I think this one looks perfect with its Fall colors.
La Morena & Coca-Cola products, just search using the hashtag #MejorRecetas.