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A Homemade Southern Meal

Coming from the south I’ve never turned down a good old homemade southern meal. If they had Cracker Barrel here in Los Angeles I would definitely be visiting it more often. While I’m away from the beautiful state of Texas I get my southern fix here in my apartment. This is an easy and not time consuming meal to make. You can make it for meal prep, a date, or for 2 to 3 people. I promise, once anyone finishes the meal they will not shut up about it! I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I did!

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Ingredients:
Corn Bread Mix
2 Can Green Beans
2 Yukon Potatoes
4-5 Strips of Bacon
Chicken
Olive Oil
Milk
Butter
Seasoning

Instructions:

Before you start anything make sure to pre heat oven to 375.

Cut the bacon strips into small pieces then brown them in a pot with olive oil. After bacon is cooked add the two cans of green beans.

Seasoning: salt, pepper, Sprout’s garlic and herb seasoning, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tsp butter.

Don’t add the seasoning until green beans are boiling then lower the heat and add the seasoning. You want the green beans to simmer while you’re cooking everything else to get the best taste.

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Wash off your potatoes with vegetable and fruit cleaner (I use the one from Trader Joe’s) then peel and cut the potato into 3-4 pieces (depends on the size). While doing this make sure you have the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil. After the water is boiling add potatoes in and let them cook on high while prepping/cooking the other food.

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Grease the pan you’re putting the chicken in and season the chicken on both sides. You can use salt and pepper for the seasoning or get an all season salt or chicken seasoning. I used my usual seasoning – sea salt, black pepper, and Sprout’s garlic and herb seasoning.

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I got the Marie Calendars corn bread mix because it is the BEST! Depending on what corn bread mix you use will determine the ingredients you need to add and the the time it will take to cook. Before putting the corn break mix in the cupcake pan I greased the pan with olive oil and added a fourth of a tsp of butter to each cupcake holder. I poured the batter to about the top of the pan because I wanted to rise above the holder.

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Now that both your chicken and corn bread is done being prepped put the chicken in the oven for 25 minutes and corn bread for 15 minutes (depends on whether you have a dark or light pan). Now your potatoes should be cooked. Add in butter, milk and seasoning and smash the potatoes with a potato smasher. After stir with a spoon.

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After everything is done put it on a plate and serve it! Enjoy!

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