With that said, I have been thinking a lot about our future (hyperactive) children. I have been reading way too many blogs on how to get your kids to be good eaters. It is so important to me that my children aren't your average macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers, and hot dogs every night kind of kids. I myself was a picky eater (nothing pickier than a 2-year old vegetarian who didn't like vegetables), and I don't want that for my kids. I want them to want to eat quinoa, and arugula, and curries. I don't want them to hate spicy food or fish or even meat, for that matter. Some of the blogs I follow have young children with more adventurous palates than I do! I really hope I can stick to my guns and force my little Ajemians to enjoy leeks and polenta and farro!
|my hungry corn dog muffin eaters, checking out the pond!|
corn dog muffins
from the Pioneer Woman
makes 6 servings
1/4 cup shortening, melted, slightly cooled
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
1 whole egg
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 whole hot dogs
1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine corn meal, flour, and salt in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, milk, and egg. Add baking powder and baking soda to the wet ingredients. Stir into the dry ingredients. Add 1/4 cup melted shortening, stirring constantly.
2) Grease muffin tins and fill them a little more than half full with batter. Cut a hot dog into pieces.
3) Bake until cornbread is done, about 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from the pan and serve with ketchup and mustard.