Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday afternoons here at our house are usually clean the house day and laundry day.  Today was a little different.  We spent about 2 1/2 hours in the ER.

 Skateboard 1 - Jorie zero. 

She broke for sure one bone in her foot and the doctor said he wouldn't be surprised if the radiologist comes back and says she's broken more.  We were sent home in a splint and with a script for some good pain meds.  Monday we call the doctor to schedule her actual cast.  

Wish us luck, it's going to be along six weeks. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Bacon Pancakes

Pancakes.  A weekend staple at our house.  I’ve been making them from scratch for a good 20 years and the whole family likes them.  I’ve changed it up by using whole-wheat flour, adding chocolate chips and once I tried blueberries (I was the only one who liked the blueberry).   I was inspired by pinterest where they used a full strip of bacon and poured the batter over it.  Today, I used bacon bits.
I had a partial bag of Oscar Meyer bacon bits and simply sprinkled the bacon bits in the batter.  It took a little longer to cook the pancake completely.  You can add as much or little bacon as you want. 

Usually when I change things up a bit, I am met with a little resistance. Today all it took was butter and syrup and they dug in with no hesitation.  Thumbs up from the family! 


Here’s the recipe I use for my pancakes
1 egg
1 cup flour
¾ cup + 2 tbs. Milk
1 tbs. white sugar
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1 tbs. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
In a bowl, beat the egg until fluffy.   Add remaining ingredients and beat until combined and there are no lumps.  Cook on a 350-degree griddle until golden brown.  Serve warm.
Since my kids are teenagers, I usually double the recipe so there is enough for everyone.  Leftovers, if there are any, reheat really well.  Enjoy!