Monday, March 5, 2012

Made From Scratch Tuesday 3/6

The tornadoes that ripped through the Tennessee and Ohio valleys on Friday left a devastating path of destruction, and nearly wiped two towns off the map in Southern Indiana. The National Weather Service is anticipating that it could be the largest March tornado outbreak in history. Watching the continued coverage on the news makes me extremely thankful that so many Hoosiers have stepped in to help. From our first responders to the hundreds of people who have donated their time, money, food and household supplies, the Hoosier spirit shines through. So the husband and I decided to step in and do our part. It's no secret that I'm a closet couponer, so we certainly had a stockpile to sort through and select items to donate. After loading up the car, we headed over to Midwest Food Bank. When we dropped off everything, we were able to talk with John Whitaker, director of operations, and he shared some of the experiences he had down in Southern Indiana over the weekend. The one thing that sticks out in my mind the most is the picture he showed us of a playing card (the nine of spades) that had been thrust three inches into a tree. I cannot even imagine the force behind that. If the winds of the EF4 tornado can do that, I find it amazing that there are any structures left standing. According to John, the only buildings left standing in path of the tornado in Henryville are the two churches. Kind of makes you think, right?

Quick and Easy Cornbread
3/4 c cornmeal
1 1/4 c flour
1 c milk
1 egg beaten
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 c + 2T sugar
1/4 c oil

Mix together cornmeal, flour, 1/4 c sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix together all wet ingredients.

I'd put the photos in here, by my phone isn't cooperating. 

Combine the wet and dry ingredients until incorporated, but do not over mix! Spread into a well buttered 9" round pan, sprinkle remaining sugar on the top, and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Serve hot!

Now it's time to link up all of your creations!
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1. You can link up as many posts as you'd like.
2. The post has to be made from scratch.
3. The post you link up MUST CONTAIN A RECIPE! 
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mjskit said...

Nothing better than made from scratch cornbread right out of the oven! Thanks for hosting!

Elsa said...

Thanks for hosting!

The tornado damage was pretty scary. I'm hoping the spring will stay calm though.

Robyn said...

I can't imagine the emotional stress and devastation of tornado victims. Where do you start cleaning up? I would hate to see all my household items blown all over the country.

Prayers to those who have been affected by natural disasters. May they find strength in the helping hands that reach out to them

Dulce fresa said...

Thanks for hosting..

Leontien said...

Yes that is pretty amazing (the churches i mean...) And you did an great thing donating the food!

Big hugs

Kate said...

Everything looks great...thanks for hosting!

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