Every time I hang out with my good friend Kari Beth, I am in awe of how much the girl cooks and bakes. She works and has a toddler, yet EVERY NIGHT there is a meal made and on the table. And I don't mean boxed dinners where you add a cup of water...an actual MEAL...with side items. (Side items are always so difficult for me to pull together, I don't know why)
I call her my kitchen hero.
She told me about beans and cornbread and how it's perfect for when you are
1. on a tight food budget
2. like simple, all natural, and healthy recipes.
I fit both of those things! So I love this meal! And make it about once every two weeks!
(Sadly, Kevin does not like it...but he takes one for the family every now and then because me and Jamesie scarf it down)
|It's hard to make food look good in pictures. How does Pioneer Woman do it?!|
|Just slosh together your beans and cornbread and drizzle honey all on it and you've got a protein-packed deeeeelicious pig-slop looking meal.|
|I LOVE when I find a meal she likes.|
Now...not everything this Momma makes has nutrients. Mostly, but not always.
These do not.
But the taste of them will make you forget the word nutrients all together.
One of my delights in life is the Dark Chocolate cookies from Subway. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm so sorry.
I love them so much. And I'm not really a big Dark Chocolate type of person.
Anyways...KB inspired me to bake and I'd had this recipe for a while when my friend made these cookie and I couldn't believe it. The Subway cookies!
*Subway's has White Chocolate Chips but the recipe calls for semi-sweet and I already had those so I just used those, but it's up to you.
1 pkg Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
1 cup (I just eyeball depending how chippy I want it) semi-sweet choc. chips
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir with spoon until thoroughly blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
3. Bake at 350 for 12 min (cookies will still look puffed) Remove to cooling racks.