Sunday, December 24, 2006

Lunch at Gina's

teri beef plate

Sunday, December 17, 2006

C & G Luncheons

C & G Luncheons
218 Merchant Street by Alakea

I was having trouble deciding where to eat breakfast this morning; first I went to Great Harvest, but they don't sell Cinnamon bread on Fridays and I didn't feel like a scone again (delicious but a little heavy with all of that cream cheese). Then I went next door to NYC Bagels (also on Merchant) but wasn't impressed with anything they had. It was cheap ($2 for a bagel with egg or cream cheese) but the bagels came out of a plastic bag and were toasted in a mini home toaster oven.

I was going to just go to work and skip breakfast, but then I saw a long line across the street at C&G. For breakfast, they offer breakfast plates (eggs, fried rice, and your choice of breakfast meats), toast, or french toast. I tried the fried rice and a piece of cornbread. The fried rice was pretty boring (a single piece of green onion and a few bits of bacon), I wouldn't go back for that. The cornbread was awesome though, the bisquick variety, like my aunty Mag used to bring to family dinners when I was little. Total: $3.59

*Update: I found out they only bake cornbread on Thursdays & Fridays. And not every Thursday/Friday, last week when I went the sweet worker told me they hadn’t made any that day.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Aunty Mag's Cornbread Muffin Recipe

This recipe is a tradition in our family for the holidays. It’s completely unrelated to real cornbread but SO delicious. It makes a ton of muffins (if you don’t make it in the 9x13” pan), so I would always hide some in the kitchen before I put them out in a basket on the dining table. That way I’d have some for breakfast for the next week.

1 ½ blocks of margarine
4 beaten eggs
2 c. milk
2 c sugar
4 c. bisquick
6 tb. Cornmeal
1 tsp baking soda

1. Melt the margarine, let cool
2. Beat in eggs and milk
3. Stir in dry ingredients
4. Pour into muffin tins or greased 9x13” pan
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Sunday, December 03, 2006