Monday, January 28, 2013

Perfect Pancakes

I have never loved pancakes.  Even as a child.  I think now it was because I had not had the "perfect" pancake.  I've tried many recipes - all too thick and chewy for me.  The ones made with biscuit mix are the worst.  You know how it is.  You take a bite and chew and the bite just gets bigger and bigger in your mouth.  It seems like you will never get it chewed up and swallowed!  Too much work and too little flavor.

I learned several years ago how to make melt in your mouth pancakes and I love them!  For the last two Saturday mornings, I have been in a mood for pancakes. These are easy to make from scratch and I promise you will not be disappointed.  They are light and flavorful.  Always a big hit at my house.

The secret is in the eggs.

Double this recipe for four people, but for just us two, this is the recipe I use:

1 cup s.r. flour
1 T. sugar
3 T. melted margarine
2 eggs
1 cup milk

Mix dry ingredients with milk, melted butter and two egg yolks.  Beat the two egg whites until soft peak forms and then fold beaten egg whites into batter.  Make pancakes about four inches in diameter on your griddle and cook until lightly browned on both sides.

Serve with your favorite syrup and melted butter.
Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Butterneck Squash

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVERYONE!  I hope you all ate your ham, blackeyed peas, and greens for your new year's day meal.  I did.  I had delicious collards, hopping john, corn casserole and a delicious glazed ham.  I plan to have success in 2013 by eating the right things.  LOL

I meant to post this before Christmas.  I had read an "easy" way to cut up butternut squash and I wanted to try it.  Well there is no easy way in my opinion, but the secret is having a VERY sharp knife.  Then it isn't so bad and the outcome is worth the effort.  I simply cut up the squash into cubes, placed in a roasting pan, drizzled them with olive oil and sprinkled a little brown sugar on top and baked for about a half hour or so until tender.  They were a delicious accompaniment to my smoked turkey that I served that night.  Here it is before baking.

Trust me - it was delicious and healthy too!