Sweet, Magical Corn: There’s no summer without you!
Now comes the summer of our extended montage. Shiny, dazzling special effects and loud crashy noises will once again distract us from the troubles of this world, as the disembodied voice of a dead but not gone mentor will push our fallen hero to rise up from his/her apparent undefeatable defeat and foil the ultimate “Eee-vill.” Oh yes, I love the summer movie season. From May until September, while other people hike and bike and do other various outdoor activities, you can find me in my dark temple, ignoring sunshine and hackneyed plots and poor characterization in favor of sweet, delicious movie magic. And in honor of dialogue so corny it’s amazing it doesn’t get stuck in the actor’s teeth as they speak it, I give you a yummy, easy cornbread treat that is great for breakfast or a not too sweet dessert.
1 box of Jiffy Cornbread muffin mix (At 47 cents, a sheer steal!)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup melted butter
Handful of frozen corn kernels or fresh, if you have some cut off the cobb
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and butter a 9 inch round baking pan. Make up the mix according to the directions on the box but add the other ingredients. Pour into baking dish and cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Now cut yourself a slice, top with a little vanilla frozen yogurt and some fresh blackberries. I know you can do it. You can do it, goddamn you! You’ve never given up on anything in your life!! Now breathe!!!
featured image credit: Steve Snodgrass