On one of our recent freezing spells, I put a bag of beans and ham hocks in the crockpot before I left for work, and whipped up Ree's cornbread to go with it.
The cornbread is so colorful! It's basically a normal cornbread recipe with a bunch of peppers.
Her cornbread could be made in the skillet or oven. I chose to do the peppers in the skillet, and put everything in the oven.
It came out looking beautiful!
It was fairly tasty, too. I prefer a sweeter cornbread, so this wasn't my favorite, but it went well with the beans.
Now if that isn't a good Southern meal, I don't know what is!