Homemade Pancakes

Yes. Homemade. Not a mix or a powder. Actually adding flour, baking powder, milk, egg, etc. I was going to add a banana but got sidetracked and forgot. Here’s the photos:

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Years ago, I took a foods class in High School. I damn near failed it. My parents (my dad) loves to tell people, “She failed foods! That’s like failing breathing!” I failed for two reasons. 1) The High School Quarterback sat in front of me and he was very distracting and 2) I constantly got caught chewing gum – which loses you a letter grade. My parents would ask me, “Why did you keep chewing it, then?” My answer, very typical of a teenager, “You don’t realize how many times I didn’t get caught!”

Whenever I try to cook for my parents, I fail miserably. I’ll screw up and add 2 cups of baking powder or screw up and use garlic salt instead of garlic powder. They are convinced, to this very day, that I am a horrible cook. Some day, I’ll relax enough to show them what I can really do.

Meanwhile, I keep learning more. Like pancakes from scratch – not a mix. I’m very proud of me!

By the way, I forgot to ask in my last post… Does anyone have any great recipes for a blender for summer drinks (without high sugar content – my boys are children of diabetics with a strong family history of diabetes).

Last night, Jen (the nanny) brought home a book from a long-time friend of mine and one of my boys’ favorite people: Miss Kim. She said she’s been reading this blog (Thank you, Miss Kim!) and she found she had two copies of this book printed in 1949 so she sent it home to me. Thank you! I can’t wait to check it out!

We’re about to leave. We’re going to Big Springs, Idaho. It’s called, “Feeding the Fish.” Most of the time, the seagulls and ducks eat the food. O’well, no big deal. However! I made the lunch and we’re going with our friends – two cars. I made my mother’s cold spaghetti. It’s rather simple and delicious – a big hit in my home:


  • Cooked Noodles (chilled)
  • Cubed Ham
  • Cubed Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Bacon Bits (I’m guessing, I never measure)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan (I’m guessing, I never measure)
  • Nearly one bottle of Italian Dressing.

Stir, chill, eat. I can show ya how to do it proper – just stop by for lunch or dinner some day. 🙂 I’ll try to remember pictures when we get to our picnic spot.

Thank you for listening,


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