Wednesday, October 13, 2010
More Unconscious Cooking. Breakfast For Dinner.
When I was a kid, one way my mom liked to mix things up was serving breakfast at dinner. I kept thinking about that, and so another thing I decided was needed was some homemade pancake batter.
We always had Bisquick back then which was always treated as some sort of magic powder that made perfect stuff. When I got a little older I discovered that I could make this magic powder myself, and keeping some on hand is always a good idea. An even better idea is to go all the way and make an actual homemade batter. Fix the pancakes, eat some, make extra ones in bulk, freeze them and then defrost them to use later.
Here's a simple recipe that works well.
In a large bowl sift together:
1 and 1/2 cups of flour
3 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
1 Tbs of sugar
When it's all mixed together blend in:
1 and 1/4 cup of milk
3 Tbs of melted butter
Blend the batter until it's smooth.
Melt some butter in a warm skillet. When it's nice and hot, ladle in the batter. When the pancakes form
There I am to the left in my recovery negligee flipping pancakes.
Another specialty for recovering cooks is pasta.
I mentioned that I'd made a lot of pasta gravy/sauce and frozen it in portions. It makes a great lunch dish. This photo was sent to me from the kitchen while I was relaxing in bed with my Vicodin and some tasty Activia.
So that's what's been going on here. I was hoping to share a soup recipe with you but I couldn't get my butt in gear enough to show it to you. Maybe tomorrow, or the next day. Tomorrow I'm going to the dentist to have him examine his work and give me a report on how I'm doing. He sent me a note this morning telling me what a great patient I've been! I'm so glad I didn't bite anyone.