As frequent out-of-town guests for Thanksgiving, my wife and I always contact the host in advance and ask what we can bring to the meal. Traveling can sometimes make it tricky to bring a dish and contribute to the menu. This year, we will drive a few hours to visit my family.
The last thing you want to do as a guest is show up and take up valuable counter and oven space to prepare your dish. We’re planning to bring Southern Cornbread in a cast iron skillet to this year’s meal. I will bake the recipe ahead and cover the skillet with some aluminum foil to transport it in the car. When we arrive, I will heat it up on the stovetop to serve it warm.
I think our dish will round out the classic Thanksgiving menu my family has planned. It’s a traditional, unsweetened southern cornbread. For those from the South or Midwest, it can also be used as the base for cornbread dressing. If your family prefers dinner rolls instead, our Soft Whole-Wheat Dinner Rolls are delicious and transport just as well.