Johnny Cakes and Chardonay!!!

This is a private joke between BigDaddy and I. I just love to say it out loud in the Tech Dept. The reaction I get from my Dev’s is always fantastic. I still have this urge to go streaking in the office one day.
They are all so super uber conservative, in a very good way. Those that are not mask it very well behind a shield of professionalism. I love them all so much. Never had such a great group of peeps to work with. I still miss my StepheePoo like crazy. I need to send her a basket of hooks so I can get her into this addiction as well and we can be swappie partners over the miles. I know shes going to be busy with school and her new life in Chicago, come winter though sista is going to need some warm scarves and mittens!

Johnny Cakes 
INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

PREPARATION:

Mix the dry ingredients, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Drop or pour on the hot, greased griddle or drop in iron skillet and fry to golden brown on both sides. Serve with butter and syrup as for pancakes, or serve as a bread with butter.
Serves 4 to 6.  

Polka Dots
INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 2/3 cup raisins

PREPARATION:

Cream shortening with sugar; add egg and milk. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder; add to creamed mixture. Add cornmeal and raisins, stirring just enough to blend. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

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