Sorry I didn't post last night. At the last minute, I decided to go out for tapas and sangria with two fab friends. The food was fantastic and it was nice to get away from work for a bit and to socialize. It was obvious that I was eager to get out of my house when I put on sparkly lipgloss.
Unrelated to tapas, I've been craving cornbread for a while. Most cornbread mixes have wheat flour in them, but lucky for me, my friend Jenn had given me a very simple recipe a while back for corn muffins. They're super simple, slightly sweet, and they hit the spot.
1 cup cornmeal (course is fine, and I hear blue corn works great)
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup maple syrup (you can add less if you'd like them to be less sweet)
Mix everything together, then pour into a muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes. I followed Jenn's instructions and filled the cups about 1/4 full and baked them for around 17 minutes. This recipe only makes about 9 muffins, which is just about right for a single person's cornbread binge, but may not be enough for gatherings.
My corn muffins were all dressed up with nowhere to go, so to speak, so I ended making barbecue baked chicken and green beans to escort them into my belly. The bbq chicken was even simpler than the corn muffins: I covered some chicken breasts with a mesquite rub and bbq sauce and stuck them in the oven. Yumsies!