Hubby & I almost always have breakfast together in the morning. Together means having it at the same time. We sit side by side in front of our own monitors in our den, but each doing our own stuffs. This habit is inevitable on weekdays, since we have to "prepare" our day using computer. We are always frantic in the morning in school time. However, this habit gets carried unintentionally on Saturday also. We'll get up at different time, take shower then quickly pour milk over a bowl of cereal, sit in front of computer then he starts cleaning the house while I am having family time, chatting with my family. Not fair? That's the only overlap time my family & I have. That's such a precious time to be able to talk & see their face. My nieces are cute. Anyway. Oh how I love advance technology
This Saturday, all of my family went out of town for my cousin's wedding for the whole weekend, meaning I couldn't chat with them. I planned a pancake breakfast date with hubby. I wrote an invitation on the back of a theater-play ticket (hey, reusing is good for environment). The invitation said that he was cordially invited to a pancake breakfast party at 10.00a.m at Maudy's Diner; and if he brought the invitation, he'd get free flow strawberry. He was excited to get invitation from his silly wife.
We did our Saturday routine, which is picked up vegetables and got stuffs from the co-op then we went home directly. It was pass 10 a.m. So I told my guess that the party would be about 30 minutes late. He was totally fine with it, meant that he could listen to Cartalk! That's on his Saturday schedule. About 2/3 of the whole batter was done, then my in laws called. I forgot that it is in-law's time. We had a long talking. I am so blessed to have such great in-laws. I enjoy talking with them.
It passed 11a.m when I went back to finish frying the pancake. The pan that had heat spread evenly and perfect for frying pancake then needed to be heated again. All pan fried food is tricky, before the heat gets spread evenly, it is hard to get the right result. My first ones is always black burnt, then it will get perfect when the batter is almost gone. My guess complained that he was super hungry. It was 12.00 when we had our breakfast party.
Recipe from Mennonite cookbook, More-with-Less.
Ingredients for pancake mix: 2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 Tbs baking powder
3 Tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup powdered milk (I use skim buttermilk)
Mix all the ingredients then store in airtight container.
To use: 1 egg
1 cup water or milk
2 Tbs oil
1 1/2 cup pancake mix
Mix all ingredients using whisker. Fry on hot lightly greased pan/griddle.
He forgot to bring the invitation, but cecause the party started 2 hours late, I gave him strawberry and a bonus. It's lettuce-spinach-summer squash salad we got from in our CSA box. So the party is practically a brunch