Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Would-Be Pancake Dinner

So...I love breakfast. I think it is the very bestest meal of the day. I love the food associated with it (especially the warm stuff), and I've always felt it was just not fair for those foods to only be eaten in the morning.

As a result, we often have breakfast for dinner. This was my plan for last Friday night, but things didn't go according to plan.

Something I love even more than breakfast is sleep. I take naps whenever possible, and I inherited my mother's ability to sleep whenever/wherever. I'm pretty sure my husband has seen me more asleep than awake. It truly is sad.

So back to last Friday, I had lain down for a nap around 7, and, to my surprise, my husband laid down with me (he hates naps because he hates having to wake up groggy and with messed up hair). He said he was just going to lay until I fell asleep, so I asked him to wake me up in an hour.

~~~Time Passes~~~

I wake up, and it's 2 in the morning. I woke my husband up and asked if he wanted to eat dinner or what. He said we should just give up and sleep for the night.

So my plans for breakfast for dinner plans for foiled. So I decided to make them the next morning. And here are the fruits of my labor.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted

1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. (I use Alton Brown's method of mix for 10 seconds and walk away. This makes pretty fluffy pancakes.)

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

This makes me about 12 delicious pancakes. Add fruit, chocolate chips, or just eat plain. Enjoy!