Friday, July 14, 2006

For the Pancake Man

Just as I was about to lose hope of ever getting any eggs from my chickens, the most unlikely candidate redeemed the flock. Ruth (or Naomi...I can never tell who was who; but the one who didn't die) has laid a very small brown egg every day. So we added them to one of our favorite carb dinners... Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Pancakes. The skill is probably one of the best things my Dad ever added to my cooking repertoire. I can remember being really little and leaning over the pancake batter on Saturday mornings. We don't have "Washington Pancake Mix" here in Phoenix but we are making do with a multi-grain pancake mix from Henry's. And I learned from the master about the exact right consistency for the mix....just enough oil, just enough water and just enough eggs. And of course, we had to make pancake initials...another Jansen tradition. A "T" for Travis. But this post is really for you Dad since you (so discretely hinted :) wanted a little spot on the blog.


iamchanelle said...

MMMMMMM!!!! breakfast for dinner! those sound really great. :)

Anonymous said...

Like you, I grew up on "Washington Pancake Mix". Now, my sons have all received the Manning Bowman waffle maker we so dearly cherished. What I need to find to make this Christmas complete - "Washington Pancake Mix". I can find it here in DC and I can mail it...but I'm trying to find it closer for the boys in San Fran and Tampa. Merry Holidays and a Happy New Year!