Watch This Adorable Exchange between Jennifer Garner and Mom Patricia as the Actress Makes Cornbread
In a recent episode of actress Jennifer Garner's "Pretend Cooking Show," her mom, Patricia, joins her as a virtual guest in making her grandmom's special cornbread.
Jennifer Garner recently shared a video of herself getting busy in the kitchen, while showing off the special bond she and her mother, Patricia, share. The actress penned a lengthy explanatory caption which read:
"I call my mom every time I make cornbread—even though I've written the recipe in every notebook, even though I am sure I could toss it together in my sleep."
As her caption explained, Garner made a video call to her mom on her computer. When her mom picked up, the actress was ready to start her "Pretend Cooking Show."
As soon as the show started, the mother and daughter started sorting through the recipe. The cooking began with both women trying to figure out what skillet to use.
Garner did not have a perfect-sized skillet and went for a larger option instead. Patricia then proceeded to guide her daughter through the process of making her cornbread, hilariously.
The two women were obviously having a blast, with Garner realizing she was missing a few ingredients in between — like olive oil and buttermilk — and Patricia chipping in her witty quips.
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I call my mom every time I make cornbread—even though I’ve written the recipe in every notebook, even though I am sure I could toss it together in my sleep. Maybe watching this will show you why, perhaps, I just like to call my mom. ♥️ This cornbread takes no time at all, is incredibly forgiving, and is an every other day staple at my house: perfect to fill in a dinner, perfect for a snack, perfect for breakfast. Plus, it tastes like home. I hope you love it as much as I do. ♥️ . Grandmom’s Cornbread, by Patricia English Garner Ingredients: 2 Tbsp oil 3/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup flour 1 rounded tsp baking powder 1/4 rounded tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk . Directions: 1. Set oven to 450 degrees. Pour oil into a heavy skillet and put that in the oven. 2. Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a bowl. 3. Add egg to the mixture and enough buttermilk until the batter is thinner than pancake batter. 4. VERY carefully take the skillet out of the oven and pour oil into batter. 5. Mix the batter and pour it into the hot skillet. 6. Return to the oven and bake. Watch carefully after 10 minutes, until brown. 7. Mom says eat with butter. 8. Yum.
As her lengthy caption also said, the cornbread recipe did not take long to make, and not long after the show started, she popped in the mix in the oven and danced a little while waiting.
While watching her daughter shimmy excitedly, the mom behind the screen cracked up, saying no wonder it was called a "Pretend Cooking Show."
Her personal assistant, Maureen Grosser, was behind the camera, capturing the precious moments.
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As a farm girl growing up on a tiny farm in Locust Grove, OK, my mother earned $1.00 a day for babysitting her neighbor’s five children. My mom’s family was poor— I’m sure she cherished that money— but it was the neighbor’s old LIFE magazines that really shaped Mom’s future. Seeing beautiful pictures of far away places gave her a hunger to get out and see for herself. Early this year, with a long dreamed of trip to Antarctica, my parents realized a lifelong goal: they have visited all 50 states and all 7 continents. . Happy Birthday to my wonderful, loving, adventurous mother, Patricia English Garner. I only hope to be as brave as you are, Mom, and can only try to be half the mother you have been to Melissa, Susannah, and me. We love you and cannot wait to be together again. ♥️
After waiting around for a few minutes, the cornbread was finally ready. Garner took out a big chunk and started taking happy chomps.
The actress told her mom that she wished she was with her so they could enjoy their masterpiece together. Patricia felt the same way.
At the end of the video, the mother and daughter said their goodbyes beaming with smiles, and Garner went bead to eating her cornbread. Her caption listed her ingredients and the full recipe.
The "Pretend Cooking Show" first began in December 2017 when the "13 Going on 30" actress first shared a video of her baking honey white bread from celebrity chef, Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.
The video went viral in no time, amassing over a million views over the years. Although her fans and followers enjoyed seeing her making delicacies in her kitchen, Garner reportedly had no intention of becoming a Food Network star.
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I was riveted by @nickkristof and @wudunn’s new book #Tightrope (and lucky enough to narrate it for you audiobook listeners. ♥️👂) @newsweek calls Tightrope “the timeliest and most engrossing work of nonfiction this year…the story of neighbors, friends and family, addiction and disease, American blight and the policies that caused it”. ♥️
Her personal assistant, Maureen Grosser, was behind the camera, capturing the precious moments between Garner, her pots, pans, and oven for almost three years.
Jennifer Garner might be no Barefoot Contessa, but with the help of her mom, Patricia, she could make just about anything.
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