Birthday Soup

My mom always has each one her kids and spouses a birthday dinner. We either go out or she cooks. Everyone prefers her to cook. Depending on how she feels we do one or the other.

My husbands birthday was in October but with delayed beach trips and some sicknesses, the dinners kept being put off. Mom finally fit a dinner in this past weekend. 

She always asks us what type of meal we want and what kind of dessert. My brothers and sisters usually request a southern meal complete with mash potatoes and gravy. Nick decided he wanted to be different and he requested soup and salad. This was a perfect choice since half of everyone is watching their weight. However, the big boys in the family may have pouted up a little while looking for the fried chicken. But it was all good.

 

She made homemade vegetable soup and salad at his request and a cherry tarte for dessert.
I'm glad because cherry tarte is my favorite! He knew that {wink wink}.
However, I did put in another request. Cornbread. Yes! Nothing like dark crusted cornbread in an iron skillet.

Move over veggie soup, I had a taste for cornbread and milk.



Man I love this stuff! The cornbread has to be hot and the milk cant cover it. With each bite I get both warm and cold. 
I ate two bowls and of course I had a bowl of veggie soup and three helpings of cherry tarte. (Yes three).

For the record: I only gained two lbs. that weekend.

19 comments

  1. Homemade vegetable soup and cornbread is a staple around here. Your choice brought back some sweet memories. Cliff's daddy used to love cornbread and buttermilk. Gosh, I miss that man.

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    1. Butter Milk was a favorite to many back then. I never liked butter milk though.

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  2. Amazing!
    I made a vegetable soup too...
    and served it with cornbread

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  3. What a sweet tradition. Of course soup and salad was a good choice, but, BUT I am with you warm cornbread and cold sweet milk. (I also like butter milk) BUT sweet milk and cornbread is TOPS!

    Love home made vegetable soup. I do it every once in awhile. Sherry is the meal cooker, I am the one pot guy.

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    1. I like all kinds of soup. Now Im thinking about pintos and beans. That is a soup right.?

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  4. Happy Birthday, Nick..:)
    I love veggie soup, cornbread with lots of butter and a big green onion....NOW...cornbread and milk is a whole 'nuther story. No sir...not for me...I don't like anything mushy...but...fritos and milk is out of this world good if you eat it really fast before the chips get soggy.

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    1. fritos?? Ok of you say its good Im sure it is.

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  5. Birthday dinners are a tradition here too. The birthday boy or girl gets to choose - and any complaints from anyone else are ignored.

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  6. I love buttermilk and cornbread. I sometimes get up in the night when I can't sleep and have some. That's rare because we don't make cornbread that often so when we do it's a treat.
    R

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  7. Dinner sounds great and what a nice birthday tradition.
    Would you share the cornbread recipe sometime. I've been looking for a good one to make in a skillet. Not much luck so far.

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    1. I use the recipe on back of cornmeal mix. Use a hot skillet.

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  8. I love cornbread but it never occurred to me to put it in milk; I'll have to trey it!!

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