My parents drove from North Carolina to our house in a Ford Expedition. Packed in the back were literally hundreds of pounds of food! They brought food presents for us, food presents for them to share, cookies from relatives, food my mom brought back from her recent trip to Italy, and food to eat while they were here.
Among all of these boxes were some containers of "Spoon Bread Mix" from Byrd Mill, established in 1740! The ingredient list was short and sweet, so Johnny whipped one up the first night they got here for us to eat the next few days for breakfast.
Made with white cornmeal, it was a creamy, fluffy texture - almost like grits or polenta! It made for a really hearty breakfast, sweetened by the fact that Johnny added raisins and pecans to the mix before baking. He also substituted butter instead of using margarine for obvious reasons.
I reheated mine with a little bit of real maple syrup drizzled over the top! We still have two boxes left to make, and we're already brainstorming about future variations, like cheesy!