I first saw this idea in Southern Living Magazine last year
and I just KNEW I had to do this in my kitchen makeover. I had just the perfect skillet too. One given to me by my sweet, loving (always treated me just like one of her own)…grandmother-in-love…Bama Boy’s Mamaw.
I inherited this perfectly seasoned and aged cast iron skillet when she passed away, and it is a true treasure to me. One I hope to pass down to “the girl” someday. I hated having it tucked away in a cabinet, so when I saw the idea in Southern Living I KNEW it was the perfect way to honor the memory of the most fabulous Southern cook I have ever known.
This idea is so simple, it’s amazing no one had thought of it before!
It’s the perfect way to keep a recipe close by while cooking and baking…like this one for Kentucky Derby Pie, BUT I can still use it whenever I want since it’s hanging on a hook. I just remove the memo board items, cook, clean it and back up it goes!
Every time I look at it..I think of the loving hands that prepared decades of cornbread in this very pan.
I see those hands seasoning it just perfect…storing it away in the cupboard of a small home in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
The same hands that taught me how to make her pecan pie and smothered steak just like her grandson likes it.
I miss those hands and I miss her. But I have a piece of her that hangs by my stove to remind me of what is important in life….
…Good family, Good friends, Good Cooking, Good Cornbread…and a Cast Iron Skillet.