I wasn’t going to do a cooking project this week. I was NOT going to do a cooking project this week. I went to the grocery store Friday afternoon and I didn’t even TAKE A LIST WITH ME DANGIT. I didn’t plan a menu for the week, I had no rhyme or reason to my shopping trip, and I certainly wasn’t going to pick up a ton of ingredients I don’t have on hand already to make something for this project.
Which sounds really grumpy, doesn’t it? I love this project. I love making new stuff. But sometimes you think, “Well… what if I spend $x on super-special ingredient and then I never use it again? THAT WOULD SUCK.”
And then today I felt like garbage and for grins, I googled the recipe for a Dutch baby pancake and behold!
I had all of the ingredients already.
Butter, milk, eggs, flour, salt, powdered sugar.
The recipe called for whole milk. I can’t tell you when I’ve ever had whole milk in my fridge (you drink it with a fork, right?).
I also added a small dash of almond extract to the batter because really? IT MAKES THINGS YUMMIER.
A few minutes of mixing stuff, thirty minutes of baking and voila.
This was amazingly easy. Way easier than stupid regular pancakes which are boring.
A squeeze of lemon juice on top, a sprinkling of powdered sugar and this was heavenly.
(The taste actually calls to mind French toast more than an actual pancake, in my opinion)
For the littlest kiddo, I also heated up some sausage to serve along with the pancake and it was a perfect night of breakfast for dinner.
The kids were impressed and hey, I still haven’t missed a week of making somethin’ new.
Let’s see what I can wrangle up next week. I’m thinkin’…tacos. Who’s in?