Corn is a truly American commodity, and has been found in pre-Ice Age North American fossils. In the early colonies like Plymouth and Jamestown, corn was the key to survival. While colonists originally ate corn out of necessity, it later became the food of choice in most Colonial recipes and meals because of its vast versatility.
Holiday Spoon Bread made with corn meal is a traditional Thanksgiving side dish. Its pudding-like consistency will make it a favorite with the entire family. This was always the recipe our boys would ask us to make for school Thanksgiving celebrations; it was always a big hit.