Saturday, March 28, 2009

Stuck in a Hotel!

Well, we made it out of NW Oklahoma! I'm hearing that there is almost a foot of snow there! WOW! I would love to see some pictures so someone get some...please. Our 6:45am flight was cancelled but hopefully we'll get on the later one sometime after 4! It was a mess driving to the city yesterday! We saw at least 25 cars in the ditch!! Lots and lots of emergency crew! Kind of scary! Luckily the cruise doesn't leave until tomorrow! We'll drive if we have to to get there!! For now...we're hanging out in the hotel! Tons of fun!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pancakes anyone?

I'm not sure about you all but...I'm married to a man who should have been a food critic! Sometimes it's a good thing because it keeps me trying new things until I get it right. I'm sure for those of you that HATE to cook your thinking...if he doesn't like it then he can fix it himself! But for me...I love the challenge! I love for him to brag on my food! Pancakes are something that we have gone round and round about! I even had to go as far as to find a skillet like his Mom's (who is a wonderful cook by the way) to make her recipe of pancakes on. I ordered it off of eBay a few years ago and it seemed to do the trick. The only problem can only cook 2 sm. pancakes or 1 lg. one on it at a time! Now if you've cooked pancakes know that that is a long time standing over a hot stove! I have continued to try and simplify the pancake task!

Well, I was going to "trick" him today after church. He was in the living room busy watching basketball so I thought...Now is my chance! I found a new pancake recipe a few days ago and it sounded wonderful. I've been wanting to try it and just change everything before he noticed (even the skillet). I couldn't be so lucky. He decided to come in MY kitchen and wash his hands before dinner. He saw that I wasn't using "the skillet"! He asked...will those be as good? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! Believe me a skillet really does make a difference! So he was right there but what he didn't know is that this was a NEW recipe! So...I plate them up and wait.........Well, IT WORKED! He absolutely loved them! At first all he would do is kind of a half smile. If your old enough you'll remember the LIFE cereal commercial. Mikey likes it...He likes it!! I was feeling that scene!! My hubby just happens to be named Mike! Hmmm... He really hated to admit it but he had found a new pancake love! I share all of this so I can share this amazing recipe with you! I found it on a blog that I discovered the other day. I halved the recipe and also added a ¼ c. sugar. Here is the blog that I found it on and here is the original recipe:

Buttermilk Pancakes
4 cups buttermilk
4 eggs
1 ½ cubes butter melted (12 Tablespoons)
3 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking soda

(This is the Large batch – you can cut in ½ if you choose to!)
Whisk ingredients – lumps are OK!
Cook on a hot skillet

Can't wait to hear if you tried the recipe! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! The butter in them makes them amazing! won't notice the buttermilk! It gives them tons of flavor!! Trust me on this one! Give them a try!!! You'll be hooked too!!