Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Pancakes and cleaning day

Thank you all for your kind words about Buster yesterday. I'm sure he's trotting those streets in doggie heaven, the ones lined with gold fire hydrants and mail boxes, and is now eating all-beef hotdogs straight from the Master's feast table. It makes me feel better, anyway, that he's not suffering anymore.

Meanwhile, my house is in need of serious attention. I did manage to unpack my suitcase yesterday, but the laundry awaits me. Why is it that laundry ALWAYS awaits me???

I had planned on this great post with pictures from our wedding weekend, but most of them are dark and/or blurry and require more touchup than I have patience for today. Besides, three hungry boys spent the night with Neal (12) last night, so I'm going to go whip up my mother-in-law's famous pancakes for them (They just got up. Wonder what time they fell asleep last night?). Then, I'm going to go find where I left off about a week ago and reclaim a semblance of control of my house.

In case you're in pancake mood, here's the easy, awesome recipe:

Unbelievable Pancakes

2 c. milk
2 eggs
1/4 c. oil
2 T. sugar
2 c. flour
4 T. baking powder (yes, that's tablespoons)
1 t. salt

Mix wet ingredients together and then stir in the dry.

I use an ice cream scoop (the kind with the little sliding thing) for scooping the batter (it is fairly thick) onto the griddle.


Will see you tomorrow!


Jen said...

Pancakes...yummy. I hope things get back to normal for you all...Buster is living it up right now.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

How did you know I needed a good, easy pancake recipe? We've been having people over after church for Sunday brunch fairly often, and we want to do pancakes and sausage soon.


Anonymous said...

I think I have finally come to terms with the unending laundry pile. I have been with my hubby for 23 years and when we finally can see the floor and I am oh so proud that is when someone whether it be a family member (child), Dad or even me We start the pile again sometimes almost instantly.

I do live for that feeling of success even though it is very short lived.

My biggest pet peeve is the sock situation--We seem to have a very hungry dryer. I once got only white socks. Didn't matter--Every family member wants different types of white socks--Son...short cut peds**Daughter...Low cut Peds**Dad...White Sports Socks**Mom what ever fits and is clean.

Funny thing is that we each might have our own socks the trick you ask? But do you have pair of your socks that are clean. We all only seem to loose just one.

Have a great day everyone.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

One day at a time! You'll get it all done...laundry, unpacking, feeding the kids...deep breath and GO! :)

Thanks for the recipe. We LOVE pancakes around here. Do you use regular all purpose flour? I think they might be breakfast Sat for us!

Alyson said...

We are a pancake family for sure. My husband adds some soy protein powder so the kids won't even know. Helps with the sugar rush of the syrup :)


Laura said...

I just copied down that pancake recipe. Anything with the word "unbelievable" in the title of a recipe is worth trying! :)

Dena said...

We are going to try these pancakes this morning, thanks for the recipe! My older kids just came home from a week at their Grandma's with a suitcase of CLEAN clothes. I could kiss my MIL right now!

Rachel Anne said...

I've been throwing in laundry all week since our little trip. The dryer ate my drivers license and I spent ALL DAY looking for it yesterday. So mad. I finally found it when I pulled the last load from the dryer at 10 pm.

ps SO sorry about Buster. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Margo said...

I always seem to mess up pancakes. (Same thing with vacuum cleaners, but waaay off the subject) I might give these a try because my mouth is watering!

voni said...

Yummy, You gave a great idea for tonight!

madridmom said...

Since I had already planned that Saturday night would be breakfast for dinner night, I decided to try out your recipe. Can I just say YUM!! I was glad that I had a new can of baking powder because 4 Tablespoons really made a dent. I checked on a chart I have and 4 Tablespoons is the same as 1/4 cup which might make the measuring easier on some, who like me, tend to lose count when measuring anything over 3. Might have something to do with getting interrupted by kitchen "helpers" and then wondering "Did I just put in the second Tbsp or the third?"
My 4 kids loved them and even though your recipe yielded us aprox 3 dozen medium pancakes, I will have to increase the recipe if I am feeding the whole crew. (Dad was not home to join us.)