Saturday, May 05, 2007

Pancakes and Snapdragons

When we were growing up, we used to be so excited when my mother would cook us up a big 'ol batch of pancakes. Not in the mornings however, but for supper! Now, as a mom, that's what I do. It has completely become my "cop out" meal. That's my go-to meal when I either don't have much time to cook or when I'm feeling lazy. It's also super cheap. If you're trying to stretch out your grocery budget, this is a great recipe to do it with. Not necessarily nutritious, but tasty!

Here's my Mom's recipe with my modification:

1 egg
1 cup flour (I use self-rising for a fluffier pancake and since I like my batter a bit thicker I add a 1/2 cup more)
1 cup milk

Mix all together in a med. bowl with a whisk til blended. Spray a frying pan or griddle with cooking spray and Heat on Med-High. Once the pan is hot, spoon or ladle onto the pan. The amount is up to you, depends on the size you like your cakes. Let it sit for a minute or so. You should see holes popping up all over the pancake. When you do, flip it over with a spatula. When both sides are a nice golden brown, you're done. Pop that puppy on a plate and smear with butter and syrup!

Here's a pic of some pretty snapdragons from my MIL's gorgeous garden. I swear she and my FIL have green thumbs that rival the jolly green giant's. One day I'll get a shot of their garden that they ripped out their whole front yard to plant. (We thought they were nuts at the time, we were wrong.)


  1. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Nice job, Doll, but the recipe calls for buttermilk... not milk. Buttermilk makes it thicker, that's why you felt you needed to put more flour. Love you, The Mom

  2. Ah! But I told you I had some modifications, didn't I? I very rarely have buttermilk on hand. When I do have it, I only use maybe a 1/4 cup out of the whole thing. So, I don't usually buy it. Thus, the added flour.

  3. I do waffles for dinner, like tonight!!

  4. I've done waffles at night too, but I manage to burn myself everytime I get the waffle iron out. Burnt my finger tonight making quesadillas. I'm not so great with things that burn. I think I take after my Mom that way. :)