Thanksgiving is STEEPED in tradition. Every year, we tend to celebrate the holiday the same way we did the year before. It’s nice knowing what to expect, but sameness can also be MUNDANE.
This year, my Mom and I decided to be ICONOCLASTs and break away from our traditional New England menu. We borrowed a recipe for cornbread from Sherian Davis Weiss, which she began enjoying as a little girl at her Grandma’s Thanksgiving feast in Texas.
I decided to MODIFY the recipe as follows:
- I minced 8 jarred jalapeno slices and stirred them into the batter before baking (everyone at our dinner likes spicy food)
- Instead of making one loaf of cornbread, I divided the batter evenly into a 12 cup muffin tin and made individual cornbread cakes (to make serving easier)
The jalapeno cornbread cakes are delicious and were a huge hit. They will be part of our ever changing Thanksgiving tradition.
- STEEPED: infused
- MUNDANE: ordinary, routine
- ICONOCLAST: one who destroys traditional or popular ideas
- MODIFY: change