Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Recipes and Prompts - Get Creative


I'm having fun doing a series of blogs that I hope my readers will enjoy. I'll share some of my favorite recipes and devise some original writing prompts. Why not try some of both. Get creative, have some fun, and share your thoughts by leaving a comment. You're also invited to post a short example of how you used the writing prompt in the comment area. My first round of posts will use the Alphabet for inspiration. Grab a friend, tell your classmates, inform your writing class, whatever, GET CREATIVE!

(C) Day is about Croutons. Since I'm a Texas girl, these croutons must be made with cornbread, of course. Cut small, these are great on top of salads and soups. Cut larger, they are wonderful snacks and even better when dipped in your favorite sauce.


Photo Credit: honestcooking.com
Sassy Cornbread Croutons

Mix up a double batch of your favorite cornbread mix and include the following.

1/2 cup finely diced onions
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup  minced bell pepper
(Optional) Jalapeno to taste
1 tsp. sage


Bake in a greased jelly-roll pan until done, with golden color. Cool 10 minutes. Cut into 1-inch cubes, or smaller.

Melt 1 stick of butter and drizzle over pieces, Sprinkle one package of dry Ranch Dressing Mix over croutons and stir gently to distribute. Bake at 375° stirring occasionally until croutons are crunchy and toasty brown.
    Writing Prompt: Construct a scene including one or all of the following elements.
    • Kattie knew better than to explore her new cave find on her own. Spelunking wasn't a safe one-man sport. Due to her own stupidity, she was now lost.
    • She still had 4-5 days worth of water and a few of her mom's cornbread croutons stashed in her backpack.
    • The fear eating at her sanity wasn't due to lack of food or water, but rather, the sound coming from the dark region of the cave that grew louder with each ticking minute.
    Coming Soon: (D) Day - Demitasse and Ski Slopes



    5 comments:

    1. Hmm. Wouldn't have thought cornbread would stick together. Thanks for the new idea!

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    2. Mmmnn, those cornbread croutons sound absolutely delicious. This recipe is going in my keeper file. Yum!

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    3. The recipe looks good! I'll have to try it.

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    4. Thanks everyone for stopping in. And I forgot to tell you that you're suppose to send me a sample when you try one of these recipes. JUST KIDDING... Hope you enjoy these croutons.

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    5. Thanks everyone for stopping in. And I forgot to tell you that you're suppose to send me a sample when you try one of these recipes. JUST KIDDING... Hope you enjoy these croutons.

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