Monday, January 3, 2011

Last Day of Vacation

I am not remotely ready to go back to work, but back I go tomorrow morning. I had things I wanted to get done while I was on vacation and most of them didn’t happen. Trying to let it all go, since there’s nothing I can do about it now. However, I did manage to squeak one thing in today.

I love pancakes, but they are usually a holiday/long weekend breakfast. Early in December I picked up a cool griddle pan at Costco and I was looking forward to trying it out when my vacation started. When vacation finally did roll around, I was so tired and I kept thinking I would feel better the next day…Which I didn’t, since all that was leading up to the flu.

Finally, today was the day.


Is that not a cool looking pan?

While I was at it, I decided to try out a new recipe. For years now, I’ve been using a Nigella Lawson pancake recipe that I’ve been quite happy with. But, I have a new cookbook to start experimenting with.




It actually is very similar to the recipe I had been using; I guess pancakes are pretty basic.

It took a bit of practice to get the right amount of batter in the little molds and to flip the pancakes without messing them up, but it made such fun little pancakes!





I thought they came out looking really nice, and they had a nice light and fluffy texture. I did think they tasted a bit salty, but Husband did not notice that. I will definitely  make them again, but cut back on the salt a little bit maybe.

All in all, a successful kitchen experiment and an appropriate breakfast for the snowy day we woke up to.



MizFit said...

Im so quirky in that I dont back enough...but Ill make ANYTHING with a fun pan.
come over and check out my drawers :)

Have a good day.
At work :(

the Bag Lady said...

That is a very cool pan! And the pancakes are adorable.
That cookbook looks very, very interesting! Are you going to share some of the recipes? (Or just send me one of the books so I can try them myself??) :)

JavaChick said...

Miz - I enjoy a quirky kitchen utensil as well. Might as well have fun while making breakfast, right?

Bag Lady - I haven't had a chance to give it a really good look yet but there is some interesting stuff in there for sure. It has a section that describes all of the influences that make up Nova Scotia cooking; it's an interesting mix for sure.

aliceinparis said...

I have that cookbook too! Have not tried anything yet.

Lynn @ The Style Diaries said...

This is a little late but... Happy 2011!!

That is such a cute pan, I must look for it next time I'm at Costco. :)