Nothing cooks it better

All four seasons have beauty, but winter is at the bottom of my list. I love a nice dry snow for a couple of days. The freezing rain, sleet and ice that causes so much damage is why winter makes the bottom of my list.

There are at least a couple of things that I do in winter that I look forward to. I enjoy working jigsaw puzzles and wintertime is the best season for me to do that. The other seasons I can spend more time outside which I enjoy very much.

One of my favorite meals I have mostly in the winter to me just seems to fit as a cold weather meal. I have fixed the meal in early spring and late fall, it just isn’t the same as having it in the winter.

There is just nothing better than a cast iron skillet to help me prepare that delicious meal. I have had the skillet for over fifty years. Nothing cooks cornbread better than an cast iron skillet, I also fry potatoes in it.

Give me some pinto beans or purple hull peas, fried potatoes, cornbread, sliced tomato and a big slice of onion and I am in food heaven.

There are many other things cast iron skillets can be used for in cooking. Do you use cast iron skillets or pots?

9 thoughts on “Nothing cooks it better

  1. I love cornbread and jigsaw puzzles. I just bought myself a new puzzle a couple of days ago in fact! I was also thinking about cornbread but I will wait until a day when it is cool enough to have with a pot of homemade soup. We have cast iron pans and at least one cast iron pot. I haven’t used them since we got a glass top stove several years ago. I just don’t trust the strength in my wrists not to drop one on my stovetop. If I ever got a gas range, they would no doubt come out.

    • Someone sends me jigsaw puzzles after she works them. She has someone that shares with her and then she passes them on to me. After I work them, I keep some to work again and donate the others. I can well understand why you would not want to use cast iron pans on a glass top stove. I use mine in the oven more than on the gas stove top.

      • What a great idea for jigsaw puzzles! I never thought of using cast iron pots and pans in the oven but my counterspace is so minimal I use my stovetop to set things on. Might still be dicey.

  2. I do use my cast iron pans. And, like you, I mostly use them in the winter. I don’t know how to make cornbread in a pan, though. Any tips to share??? I love good cornbread. Thanks for
    bringing this to our attention!

    • It is easy to make cornbread in an iron skillet. I lightly oil the skillet bottom and sides, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put skillet in the oven to warm while mixing the batter. Take the skillet from the oven, pour in batter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it is as brown as you like. You are welcome. Thank you for your comment.

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