In the past week, I’ve been able to surprise Sabrina twice in a most humorous way.
You see, I don’t possess the artistic viewpoint that both she and my mother share. What that means is, when I’m getting dressed to go out (or going to work, for that matter), I often call upon her for creative input and advice. She loves nothing more than to peruse my closet and put together an entire outfit for me, right down to hair style, jewelry, and shoes.
The flip side to that input is the inevitable disappearance of an article of clothing – sometimes two – that mysteriously get sucked into the vortex known as her room.
…..never to be seen again……
However, since becoming a Pinterest addict (and before you mock me, she’s totally and completely addicted to it now as well), I have been able to coordinate a few outfits that have garnered praise…..and quite frankly, utter surprise…. from her.
“Mom? You put that together yourself? I’m impressed!”
“Wait…..you saw that on Pinterest, didn’t you?”
Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes – adapted from several sites online
These pancakes were a bit dense and heavy for my liking, but very tasty nonetheless. I think the solution might lie in whipping the egg white separately to lighten the batter – I’m definitely going to try that next time. And add chocolate chips – because Alexander’s newest breakfast obsession is oatmeal with chocolate chips. I think he’ll like these.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup raisins or chocolate chips
In a bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In another bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Add the raisins or chocolate chips (if using) and stir gently.
Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat, coat with cooking spray.
Drop about 1/4 cup of batter on the hot griddle. Cook until dry on the edges and bubbles start to form in the center. Flip and cook on the other side until cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Serve hot with maple syrup or powdered sugar.