To me it's not really Spring until I get that first scent of lilacs! It's spring here for sure!
It was a beautiful Saturday here on Long Island yesterday, and today we have one of those rainy all day kind of days! So what better to way to end the weekend than with a nice big brunch! Yesterday was a beautiful day for lilacs and gardens. Today is a lazy Sunday, so we were in no rush, we all sat down to a really nice, very late breakfast! Shortcuts involved for sure, but still it was brunch, and it was good. and I found something out about the Griller today!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU PREFER LOG CABIN SYRUP????????????
ARE YOU KIDDING?
He came clean after all these years! Can't believe it. I mean we do eat our share of junk food and sweets. I like pre-prepared foods as much as the next guy. Ravioli in a can. Fine. Love it. Mac-n-cheese from a box, the best! Even mashed potatoes that are powdered. Not a problem here. But sugary sweet, no "maple" flavor pancake syrup versus REAL GRADE B Maple syrup? I like both but prefer Grade B syrup. He never expressed a preference. Go know? What a surprise that was! Next he's going to tell me he prefers his mother's brisket over mine?
By the way, those pancakes? From a container. Shake and Pour. They're ok. Better than the canned pancakes! but definitely not as good as the box. Remember that canned stuff? We like the box mix so much better. Much, much better! We like scratch but sometimes it's ok by me to just grab the mix! No mess, no fuss. I'm all for convenience! and kitchen gadgets!
See what I got from Williams-Sonoma? A pancake pen. If you make lots of pancakes, this is a great kitchen toy! No drips like with a spoon or a ladle! I really liked this thing!
Source: Martha Stewart Everyday Food
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 -1 cup milk (more or less to desired consistency)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted) or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
vegetable oil for the pan
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
Mix your dry ingredients together, then add in your wet ingredients. Mix until it's all moistened, a few lumps are ok. Don't over mix.
Pour about a tablespoon of vegetable oil on a paper towel and wipe the inside of a large skillet or skillet with the oil, giving it a thin coating. Heat the large skillet or griddle on medium heat. Spoon about three tablespoons or so of batter into the skillet, you should be able to get about three pancakes in the pan, depending on size of the pan and size of the pancakes! When it’s bubbled up on one side, flip them over and cook the other side for another minute or two until that side has browned!
Transfer to a baking sheet; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in oven. Continue with more oil and remaining batter. Serve warm, with whatever toppings you prefer.
Joining Mary from The Little Red House for another Mosaic Monday! Stop by the Little Red House to see lots of fantastic Mosaics every week!