Monday, May 20, 2013

Don't Mess With a Good Thing!

I have been in a cooking funk lately (and a blogging funk...obviously).  I like to cook, I like to branch out and try new things, but I also like for my family to eat what I make. That doesn't always happen when I try new things.  Most days I sit in my kitchen trying to figure out what to serve.  I look at my meagre pantry (I need to work on stocking it) and think about the lack of variety available in the bazaar and that makes me want to cry.  Also, I don't have a fridge, so it makes it hard because I can't cook and save for later.

We can get fresh bread all day long, so we usually have bread with something for lunch.

For supper I try to go with something more substantial, but that doesn't always happen.  Language lessons, visitors, little people and naps all take away from that goal. On days when things are really crazy, we usually resort to pancakes and eggs.  Everyone in our family loves pancakes. It is one thing that I know my kids will eat.

We have eaten pancakes a lot lately. I have tried a lot of different recipes for pancakes...some successful, others not so much.  I had a really good recipe I used for quite a while, but I lost it so I have been on the hunt for a new goodie. For us, the thicker/wheatier/heartier the pancake the better! Behold: The fantastic pancake recipe!!!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes    From the More With Less Cookbook
original recipe (what I have written here) says it serves 3....I double it and we have the leftovers for breakfast the next day.

1 cup buttermilk (I use 1T vinegar + milk to make one cup)
2 T vegetable oil
1 egg

Add and mix only until moistened:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

Fry in hot lightly greased skillet

I actually use 3/4 cup wheat flour and 1/4 cup wheat germ.  I find the wheat flour is nice here than white, so I don't even buy white flour.

We add eggs and fruit to the meal. We eat our with peanut butter and syrup, homemade applesauce, cherry jam, syrup, honey, lemon juice and sugar...the possibilities are endless!    Noshe Jaan (eat up!)