4/13/10

Cornbread Tomatoes

Cornbread Tomatoes

I found several boxes of frozen veggies and 4 of my frozen mini-meatloaves during my tidying of the freezer. So, we're having the meatloaves with some butter beans, shoe peg corn and Cornbread Tomatoes for supper. This is the kind of food I love the most!
The Cornbread Tomatoes will be a hard sell for some of you, I know. It doesn't really sound or look good, but it really, really is!

This dish is difficult to describe. It’s hard to say whether it’s a salad, a relish, a side dish, or even a bread. I think it’s all of these rolled into one! 
I first ate a similar dish several years ago in the tea room of McCarty's Pottery in Merigold, MS. Larry had treated me to a trip to Mississippi's premiere pottery makers for my birthday. It's a good man who will drive a woman two hours to look at pottery! We ate lunch at the facility's restaurant, and I ordered this delicious tomato dish, aptly named Merigold Tomatoes! I loved it! When we got home, I quickly began to try to duplicate the dish! 
I always think of that fun day when I make Cornbread Tomatoes. What sweet memories!

“Ponder well on this point:
the pleasant hours of our life are all connected
by a more or less tangible link,
with some memory of the table.”
~Charles Pierre Monselet (1825-1888)

Play around with these ingredients. If you like a lot of spice, use a second can of Rotel tomatoes in place of the stewed tomatoes. Don’t care for the heat from the Rotel tomatoes? Use 2 cans of stewed tomatoes and leave the Rotel tomatoes out.
 Making this dish is a great way to use leftover cornbread. It reminds me a bit of Cornbread Salad. On Favorite Recipes Friday, I will be sharing my favorite recipe for Cornbread Salad.

Cornbread Tomatoes

2 cups cornbread crumbs
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can stewed  tomatoes with onions, green peppers and celery
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ - 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 - 4 green onions, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients and chill. Stir before serving.
Great with veggies!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not familiar with Rotel tomatoes... do they have chilies in them to make them hotter?

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