I used my Quick Corn Muffin recipe as a base and alter it just a bit. I prepared the corn muffin recipe as stated. Next I added to the batter 3 tablespoons of diced fresh jalapenos, which I diced in the food processor. Then I stirred in 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese. Poured into a prepared baking dish rather than a muffin tin, and baked according to the original recipe.
Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Bread
Now for Mom's ham, cabbage, and potato recipe. I thought to myself for just a second, I hope old age[memory loss] doesn't cause me to screw this up. I immediately dismissed that thought and continued preparing dinner!
You will need:
1 12oz or 16oz package of smoked ham, cut into chunks
5 - 6 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters
1/2 head cabbage, sliced longways about 1 inch wide
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (I used prepared chicken bullion)
3 cloves garlic
2-3 Bay leaf
Sea Salt & pepper to taste
Pour just enough olive oil into a large pot to barely coat the bottom. Heat the oil just for a few minutes at medium. Add ham chunks and stir around until they brown just a bit.
Reduce the heat, add the garlic and onions. Stir and cook on low until onions appear to be soft. Next add the red potatoes and season with sea salt and pepper. After a quick mix I add more pepper to potatoes.
Next, I added the chicken broth and bay leaf. Turn the heat up to medium, stir and watch for the start of a boil. When the broth begins to boil I reduce the heat just a bit, and cover.
Cook about 10 minutes, remove the lid and check the potatoes. They should be about 2/3 of the way done at this point. Add the cabbage slices on top of the mixture.