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Buttermilk Pancakes

Murphy and Ryan love “cakes” for breakfast, and it is definitely a better alternative than mulch for breakfast.

I am also discovering that pancakes for breakfast, will make your husband do anything.  I think they have some sort of magic mind control powers.  Since breakfast, Ryan has cleaned the entire kitchen, is now vacuuming the entire downstairs, and plans to give Murphy a bath later (shhhhh, don’t tell Murphy).

Did somebody say bath?

Did somebody say bath?

If you would like your husband to turn into a super husband, here is my favorite recipe for buttermilk pancakes (adapted from here):

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Frozen blueberries (optional)

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon with a whisk.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and whisk just until blended.
  4. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Cook over medium to medium/low heat (depends on the size of your burners) until golden brown on each side. If adding blueberries, add them right after you pour the batter on the pan/griddle.
  6. When finished cooking the humans’ cakes, make three small cakes for your spoiled dog.
Behold the magical cakes:
Pancakes & Sausage
Perhaps the secret powers of the cakes are too strong.  As I was typing this, Ryan came over and vacuumed me.
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Mulching

For four months, we lived at my parents or, as Ryan affectionately called it, the “Country Club.”  There were pros and cons to living at the Country Club.  For Ryan, one of the pros was my mother’s love of cooking.  This was both a pro and a con for me, especially when it came time to fit into a bridesmaid dress – the horror!

Since moving out, I made an effort to cook healthier foods and less food.  We all lost weight after moving out – Murphy included.  But the Country Club is still open for business.

Here is Murphy on moving day:

Mom, please don't make me leave the County Club.  I love it here!

Mom, please don’t make me leave the County Club. I love it here!!!

Last weekend, my mother invited us over for breakfast – pancakes and bacon.  I declined in favor of making smoothies at home.  Big mistake, because everyone wanted to know what was in these smoothies.   Spinach!!!! You can imagine the shock and horror, when they learned there was spinach in the smoothies.  Everyone decided I was torturing poor Ryan and making him eat mulch.  Ugh.

So, I decided to prove them all wrong.  I would make the most delicious smoothie ever by using fresh fruit instead of frozen fruit.  The flavor was good, texture, on the other hand – straight up mulch!

Fast forward to this weekend.  After we get home from dinner last night, Ryan informs me that he “may” have made a stop or two running errands, and he “may” have gotten “us” a surprise.  I know my husband well enough to know three things: (1) the surprise is not flowers; (2) the surprise is not something shiny; (3) and the surprise is not for “us.”  What was it you ask?  Buttermilk and sausage, so “we” could make pancakes and sausage instead of  mulch for breakfast!

It was a delicious breakfast, and Ryan did the dishes after so I declare this mulch free breakfast a success!

 

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Family Breakfast

Guess which one is for Murphy . . .

Family Breakfast

Mom, Can I please have my cakes now, I might die if I have to wait any longer for the cakes.

Mom, Can I please have my cakes now, I might die if I have to wait any longer for the cakes.

 

You got any more cakes?

You got any more cakes?

 

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Birfday Breakfast and a Food Review

What are those, Dad? Are there cakes on that plate?!?!?!  Let me take a look!!!

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Yummmmmmmmmmyyyyyy!!  Sausage too!!!! No way, this is the best birfday ever!!!!

Must move cakes out of the way so I can get the sausages!!! Love sausages!!!!

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Okay, now it is time to polish off the cakes!!

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**Murphy’s Mom here.  Murphy is napping now.  Too much breakfast excitement for him I suppose.  With breakfast we had Johnsonville’s Pork and Chicken Sausage instead of traditional breakfast sausage.  Both Ryan and I really liked the Pork and Chicken Sasuage.  It wasn’t as fatty as typical breakfast sausage, but still had a lot of flavor.

 

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Apple Pancake Recipe

This morning I achieved something to be proud of . . . The Best “Cakes” ever.  At least according to Ryan.  Here is the recipe if anyone else wishes to one day achieve Best Cakes Ever status.  I will also loan you Ryan to declare that you have achieved Best Cakes status.

Again, please be sure to include thick-cut bacon in the future, as, according to Ryan, bacon will put you over the top.

Ingredients

  •             2 large apples, thinly sliced (I used Granny Smith)
  •             1 tbsp butter
  •             1 tbsp brown sugar
  •             1 tsp cinnamon
  •             1 eggs
  •             1/4 + 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  •             1/4 cup milk
  •             1/4 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a cast iron skillet (we have a small one, so I had to make two cakes – I got half of one, Ryan got the rest –he is spoiled) melt butter and  sauté apples, sugar, and cinnamon (about 4 minutes)
  3. In a bowl, whisk egg and whisk in flour, salt, and milk.
  4. Turn off heat, and pour egg, flour, and milk mixture over apples
  5. Bake about 20 minutes (pancake will be puffed and golden brown)
  6. Enjoy! – We served ours with powdered sugar, but I am sure sugar would be delicious.

And a picture, just to persuade you to try it . . . fresh out of the oven.  Come on, you know you want to try it!

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The Best Pancake I Ever Made

According to Ryan.

Ryan (and Murphy) love pancakes.  See Murphy’s love of pancakes here:

Anyway, this morning, Ryan asked for apple sauce pancakes.  I just didn’t feel like pouring store-bought apple sauce over pancakes, so I decided to make Apple Pancakes.  After eating them, Ryan informed me that they were the best “cakes” (his word for pancakes) I have ever made  (I wonder if they would get a ten).  Then he informed me, that he needs at least three of them (he isn’t getting three), and that they need a side of thick cut bacon.

Here are the cakes:

Ryan just informed me that he now wonders what they would taste like with the candied bacon in them.  Oh geez.  That boy is just never happy. I guess I am not going to get a ten.

Murphy, tried a bite and he loved them as well.  He would give them a ten!

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I Don’t Cook Unless There is a Packer Game . . .

Instead, we eat peanut butter sandwiches, no jelly.

Just kidding.  I actually missed cooking today, but luckily, I decided to make a batch of scones at the last minute because I wanted to dessert.  It is a really easy recipe and it took me about a half hour to make, bake, and clean up.

I asked Ryan to make me dessert and he offered his go-to . . . Ice Cream.  I wasn’t in the mood for ice cream, so I decided to make the scones. That boy would eat ice cream every day if it wasn’t for me.  In fact, he topped the scones with ice cream.  His metabolism is something to be envied.  Speaking off, contrary to what my typical posts may lead you to believe, we do attempt to eat healthy (and on a budget) most days.

Here is the recipe in case you are looking for an easy treat . . .

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (I used all purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking power
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (less if you are using dark/non-stick pans)
  2. Mix together all of the dry ingredients
  3. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients
  4. Separate the egg yolk and the egg white – set both aside.
  5. Mix together egg yolk, honey, and milk.  Add to the dry ingredients.
  6. Roll (or push if you are like me and your boyfriend does not own a rolling pin – Ryan pretty much owns no cooking tools other than paper plates – until two or three months ago Ryan owned four, count them, four, total dinner plates and it took me almost two years of dating to convince him that he needed to buy one, just one, serving plate) the dough out to about a inch thick
  7. Either cut into pieces like pizza slices or cut out in cookie shapes (again, if you are like me, and your boyfriend owns no cookie cutters, use a water glass)
  8. Place on a greased cookie sheet
  9. Whisk the egg whites
  10. Brush the top of the dough with the egg whites
  11. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon
  12. Top dough with brown sugar and cinnamon
  13. Bake 12-14 minutes (or 10-12 minutes if you have the cookie cut-outs)
  14. Eat immediately when they are still warm
  15. If your name is Ryan, top with ice cream

Please note the dinner plate in the picture below. This is not one of the original four, and no Ryan did not go and buy a new set of dinner plates.  Instead some lovely person took pity on us and gave us some unused plates.

And here is Murphy with his favorite go-to treat . . . PANCAKES!!!!

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