“Holy crap! You startled me!” she yelled then laughed. “Don’t you make any noise when you move?!”
“Sorry, I’ll try and do better, I just needed a closer look. I thought I recognized cornbread,” he smiled down at her.
“Yes, sir- what proper cookbook wouldn’t have a recipe for cornbread?” asked Brett
As she separated out the prepared batter into four bowls, she began to add things to the separate bowls.
“What are you doing?” exclaimed Alex, “You are messing it up!”
“Settle yourself down, I am not! I am showing variations to the recipe.”
“The only variation that cornbread needs is which food are you going to eat with it, like are you going to have greens with your cornbread or beans or soup. You don’t have any business adding peppers or nothing to that cornbread.”
“Well, I see that you are passionate about your cornbread, but I know what I’m doing. But just in case, I promise there will be a pan of cornbread made just the way your mama would have done it, right down to the bacon grease in the cast iron skillet.”Holly K. Ross- Out of the Shadows