Thursday, May 8, 2014

BBQ SUCCESS!


Remember my BBQ disaster trying to make cookies when my oven when out?  After throwing out the hockey pucks (cookies) I thought I'd never try baking in the BBQ again.  However, one of our dear blogger friends gave me a solution.  Only light one side, and keep it on low or med.  Bake on the opposite side of the grill.


We had the Gas Company come out and check my oven, and the oven igniter is going out.  Our appointment with them was just days before we left on the trip, so decided to wait until we got home to put in a new igniter.

But I wanted cornbread with our dinner tonight, so thought I'd be brave and try the advice of my friend.  I lit the left side of the BBQ on medium and put my cornbread batter in a buttered cast iron skillet on the right side.  Twenty minutes later I had a pan of perfect cornbread.  So thanks for the advice...it worked.

Done any experimenting lately?

29 comments:

  1. You are so clever and adventuresome.
    I'm afraid I have been in a food rut lately.
    Waiting for the Bible Study people to arrive and my Snickerdoodles keep calling me......

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    1. I think I heard them call my name too....Tell those dear people hello from us. And have an extra cookie for me.

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  2. Wow...it really did come out perfectly! Amazing! I'd eat cornbread every day...yum.

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    1. Honestly, Betsy.... I was surprised how good it turned out. Tasted good too. I love leftover cornbread with butter and honey. Yum.

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  3. I love cornbread; yours turned out perfectly. I want to wish you a blessed Mother's Day.

    (we hope to move Fri. 16th)

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    1. The big move day is getting close. Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day too.

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  4. thats exactly how we cook our pizza!!

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    1. Now that I know the trick...I'll use it more. I bet the Pizza really works good.

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  5. Genius!! And it looks so good!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. It was really delicious with butter and honey.

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  6. Sounds like it was fun and delicious. Have a beautiful Mother's Day. Blessings, Catherine

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    1. Always fun to try new things, especially if they turn out..HaHa. Blessings for a wonderful Mother's day Catherine.

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  7. In Jungle Camp we baked bread in a cast iron skillet on top of a mud stove. We would put coals on top of the lid of the skillet and the bread turned out great. That was the only "oven" we had so everything got cooked that way. -Kris

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    1. Kris, I was so excited to see you found the way to comment.

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  8. When we were in Jungle Camp, we had a mud stove and so our "oven" was a cast iron skillet and lid. We would put coals on top of the lid and it worked great. I made bread every other day and cooked a chicken that way too. It's amazing what one can do if one is hungry enough! - Kris

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    1. You know I remember this from your book "A Promise Kept". Jungle camp must have been like the reality show "Survivors"...I don't think I could have made it. Good thing I became a Pastor's wife and not a Missionary.

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  9. Turned out perfect. We haven't used our grill since I stopped eating meat 6 years ago. I told my husband we could still grill veges and such but he's not going for it. I have an indoor grill pan for use on the stove that works just as good. :) Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

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    1. I like the grill for corn on the cob, roasted bell peppers and onions.
      Do you eat fish?

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  10. P.S. I like you new header. Beautiful, majestic trees. :)

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    1. That was taken in OR on the way to our daughters home on the coast.

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  11. Love that Wanda! Your cast iron cornbread reminds me of the style I used to have in Mississippi.

    I still used that style of heating on my gas grill to BBQ baby back ribs and chicken. I put soaked wood chips in foil over the low flame and get a pretty good smoke from it.

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    1. Bob, it must be my "Okie" roots. My mom used a cast iron skillet for so many things.

      I can smell your baby back ribs...Yumm!

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  12. That turned out perfect! How fun. I think I should try that sometime too, just for fun, of course.
    :0)

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    1. Yes, Martha....just for fun...HaHa I may just do it again after the oven is fixed.

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  13. Your cornbread looks great and that's good to know about the BBQ.

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    1. So glad a friend shared how to use it without burning everything. It was good.

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    1. With butter and honey.....it was wonderful! Smiles back to you.

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  15. You are a clever thing!! I bet that it had a really good flavour being cooked out in the open air as well. Hope that you get the oven fixed soon though as it must be limiting on your cookie baking! xx

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