I have a new series called Feeding a Farmer. It’s food that can be prepared in a few minutes to make a meal for those last minute meal times. To find out how this all originated, check out this link. Keep in mind, none of these foods are glamorous…they are fast…and not too bad tasting.
Hubby was in early but that was okay….I was ready for him. Earlier in the morning I had mixed up a batch of pancakes, set the griddle out, sliced up ham and put it in the frying pan. After a few minutes, we had a nice little stack of pancakes and freshly fried ham.
When I was doing in home childcare, my kiddos were always always amazed that we could eat “breakfast” for lunch….well of course, “breakfast” can be for lunch after all restaurants like IHOP and Perkins were built on it.
I am a by scratch pancake maker…here’s my recipe of sorts…
1 cup flour
2 T shortening
1 T sugar
3 t baking powder
3/4 c milk plus extra
Mix this all up. I always end up adding more milk to this as the batter is too think for my taste. The secret to good pancakes is making sure the griddle is hot before you put the batter on. A couple minutes on each side and you have pancakes. The recipe makes about nine four inch pancakes.
Hubby prefers his own “syrup” too. The recipe for that is
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 c sugar
Put all the ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil so the sugars are dissolved. Poor over your pancakes.
Making pancakes is just another way I feed my farmer.