Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thinking Spring

While the windchill might feel like -4 out right now, I'm doing my best to incorporate spring inside of our home.  Let me tell you though, I'm ready for winter to leave already.  Last year at this time I had been using herbs from my garden for about a month, my tulips were flowering, and the boys had played outside without jackets!  I will not be bitter though.  Or, I'll try my hardest to not be.

Happy Tuesday to you.  I'm sending warm thoughts and sunshine your way! Let's hope the weather cooperates soon, after all, spring does begin tomorrow.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Buttermilk Pancakes


Before we talk about the buttermilk pancakes that will knock your socks off, I'd like to apologize for not showing up here very often in the past few weeks.  Family comes first, and I would like to thank you all for understanding that!

Now, let's get on to the purpose of this post.  I'm not a big pancake person, but my boys are.  I'm more of an eggs, bacon, and toast lady.  These pancakes though?  These are my favorite because they're not overly sweet and have a great texture.  We've tried other types of recipes:  chocolate chip, blueberry, and ordinary pancake recipes that call for special sauces made from strawberries or bananas.  It doesn't matter.  This is the recipe I always come back to because it tastes the best.  Jason got the recipe from his host family when he was a student teacher years ago.  We love these pancakes so much that I make them in the morning every year on our anniversary.  They're especially delicious with strawberries and champagne!  I hope you try them.  More importantly, I hope you love them!

Mr. T's Buttermilk Pancakes
(no, not that Mr. T.  I pity the fool)

Beat 2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder

Mix the above ingredients well.  Whisk in 1 1/2 cups flour, leaving the mixture lumpy.  Fry with Crisco or butter.  This recipe yields about 20 small pancakes.

Do you have a favorite pancake recipe?  Please, let me know!  I'm always looking to try a new favorite family recipe!


I'll be back tomorrow with some signs of spring in our home!  See you then!