- add chopped red bell pepper or green onion or both to the cornbread mix
- add a thin layer of whole kernel corn
- use a cheddar jack or other "mexican" mix of shredded cheese instead of plain cheddar
- instead of a single skillet, use muffin tins to make handy sandwich style servings
- eat the cold leftovers for breakfast :)
There ya have it. Now ya know that ugly truth about me in the kitchen-- I don't mind using things from a box, even though I know from scratch can usually be healthier, and I consider a cookbook a source of great suggestions, not a step-by-step instruction book.
You know what, now that I think about it, I'm this way about most instructions, unless I'm learning to use a power tool for the first time-- I find that reading first is a small price to pay to keep my fingers ;-)
I've been thinking about this because I would like to teach lampworking classes or workshops once the kids are a bit bigger. Do you think my laid back style would go over well with someone who's forked out money for a class? I can't see myself doing a specific step-by-step lesson with a predictable result. . .I *can* picture myself demonstrating a sculpture, talking about the possible variations as I work, and then coaching my students as they work on their own sculptures. You wanna learn to sculpt a frog or a fish? Well, let's google some images of real and cartoon versions and sketch the main lines of the form. Then, we'll take it to the torch and work it out. You wanna make your own take on the human form? Let me give you all the hints I can, whether they are ones I can do or ones I wish I could do, and then sit at your elbow and tell you what I see happening as you sculpt it.
Yep, I torch like I cook (and no comments from the peanut gallery about my cooking just because I don't like to fry everything, Bubby). . .don't know what that means for the future, but at least I have a pretty good understanding of how I operate :-)
Hmmm, all this talk about "cooking" glass makes me wish I could head to the torch right this minute! Toodles for now! Hope your Monday has been a good one and that your Tuesday is even better!