Saturday, September 13, 2008


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 tbsps cooking oil

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine egg, milk, and cooking oil. Stir mixture just till blended but still slightly lumpy.

  2. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet for each standard sized pancake or 1 tablespoon batter for each dollar sized pancake.

  3. Cook till pancakes are golden brown, turning to cook second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and slightly dry edges. Makes 8-10 standard sized or 36 dollar sized pancakes.

We have had a very long week and we were all battling despair Saturday morning as the rain poured down. The kids, especially Daisy have been sick and we are pretty broke and don't know what to do about it. All the stress of the week piled up until we were feeling very overwhelmed when the weekend came. I wasn't feeling much like doing anything, but I decided since we were all home together, which doesn't seem to happen very much these days, that I would make pancakes. I had just mixed up some gluten free flour, so I used the pancakes recipe from the Betty Homes and Gardens Cookbook. They turned out wonderfully! I have made them before, but I just don't seem to be ale to do it right on a consitant basis, especially now that I make them gf. They were so good that Rich said he couldn't even tell they were gluten free. That's a very big compliment, and if that wern't enough, he even said they were almost as good as his Grandma's! That's a huge compliment and it's the standard by which all pancakes are judged in our house!

Daisy liked them too!

We all sat together scarfing down pancakes and feeling much better about everything. I realized as I served my family the beautiful pancakes, that I have much to be thankful for inspite of how bad my circumstances may seem.

So thank God for good pancakes, and thank God that the Peace he offers us is bigger than our circumstances. In church on Sunday the words to the song we sang summed it all up perfectly:

"I do not ask to see the way
my feet will have to tread,
but only that my soul may feed
upon the living bread...

I may not know the way to go,
But oh, I know my Guide.

My soul is satisfied to know
His love can never fail."

1 comment:

Antje said...

I printed that right out to try too. I love the American sweets. Antje
thanks for sharing this.