Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kitchen Adventures: Lunchtime Breakfasting

A friend on Facebook posted about having delicious pancakes at her mother’s today and I thought to myself, “Self, it’s been too long since you made pancakes. DOOOOOOOIIIIIIT.”

So dressed I got, which due to a seized neck was exciting and challenging (pants today, tomorrow the world!), and off I went to the corner store for some ingredients.


The only ingredients I actually required were the milk and the eggs. Everything else was already on hand.

The sugar and chocolate are for a delicious syrup substitute an internet friend gave me the recipe for years ago. Chocolate gravy! It is delicious and sweet*!



I also bought a candy bar to provide much needed fortitude to get through the cooking process.




And, for your amusement, the recipes:


That’s right. My pancake recipe is scribbled on an unopened Air Miles envelope. I have no idea what’s in there. Advertisements and an offer to get a card, probably. This is the recipe I’ve been using for SEVEN YEARS. You might think I’d have bothered to transfer it to something more practical.


Cooking, in progress:


I also cooked up some bacon. This is a Big Deal™. I have bacon fears. I’ve been working on them. I didn’t have a single anxiety attack!

You don’t have to be proud of me, it’s all good***.





All of that turned into all of this, shortly thereafter:










I served myself, and lo, it was delish.










In completely unrelated news, tonight the moon will be full (in Libra, if anyone cares), and it is near its perigee (the point in orbit nearest earth). The last time this happened while the moon was full, it was 1993. I’m hoping the sky is clear by moonrise (7:55pm according to the internets) so that I can get some fun photos. We’ll see how that works out.

*Sadly, it turns out that Mr. B is not a fan of chocolate gravy. But it’s good to know. Once cooled, it would probably be a delicious sauce for ice cream. Or maybe not. The main ingredient is sugar. That stuff is uber sweet.

** My blinds are crooked. I hadn’t realised. I’ma have to go fix them now.

*** As a teenager, I was witness to the terrifying powers of hot bacon grease. There was bubbled linoleum, peeled countertop laminate, and a very badly burned hand attached to an understandably upset parental unit. For more than ten years if I wanted bacon, I either went to a restaurant, or I coerced a friend to cook it for me. It hasn’t been until the last couple of years that I have been braving the cooking of bacon on my own again.


JQ said...

That looks super delish! I MUST have a copy of the chocolate gravy recipe. YUMM.

Also I love your footnotes. Oooh bacon badness. :( I think I remember you telling me about this.

Also I hope you get to see the supermoon and take pictures.


Sarah K said...

There are other recipes online, of course, that use milk and considerably more butter & flour and are much thicker than the one I make.

Here's the recipe I have:

1 cup white sugar
1 tbsp self-rising flour (I am lazy and don't feel like looking up what that is, so I just use regular flour)
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups H20
1 tbsp butter

--in med saucepan, combine sugar, flour & cocoa. Add h20 & stir.
--bring to boil over med heat, stirring occasionally until thick.
--Remove from heat, add butter, serve warm.

I imagine if I let it cook longer it would get thicker, but I like it at the consistency it gets just a minute or two after it boils. Reminds me of the consistency of warm maple syrup. Besides, the stuff is so sweet that if it were much thicker, it might kill me.

I am glad that someone appreciates my footnotes!

JQ said...

I'm leaving you best wishes notes everywhere, even the not so frequented places. ;)

Love you!