Tuesday, August 16, 2011

part two: the following morning...

We did have a party Saturday night. It was tons of fun, with music and Indian food and lots of laughing and it was very fun and Indian. Before I tell you about that, I'm going to give you part two: breakfast. We almost always cook a big breakfast after we throw a big party. It's been awhile since we've done this, so it was nice to have a full table of friends to feed.

Sujoy, who will now and forevermore be known as Susie, bought some sausage. Actually, he bought hot dogs by mistake, but later went back and bought sausage. Anyway, he sauteed some red onion, green pepper and indian spices with soy sauce, maple syrup, and scrambled egg. An interesting combination, but very tasty. It was a nice, spicy compliment to my pancakes.

Meanwhile, I found a basic pancake recipe to play with. I made two batches and added my leftover sweet potatoes to one batch, and lemon juice & blueberries to the second. My sweet potatoes were salty enough already, so I simply omitted the extra salt from that batch.

aside: While watching him spaz around while cooking Saturday night, I realize that I may have met my match in the kitchen. Susie might be more high-strung and more improvisational when cooking than I am. But he's damn good at it.

I thought I ruined the second batch and was about to throw it out and start over, but Susie encouraged me to improvise. I am not very confident in my baking abilities, so this worried me a little. But I went with it, and they turned out great. Thanks, Susie! We just ended up with twice as many pancakes as I thought we needed... but then I remembered I was feeding 7 boys. 

the winner!

The boys wanted more pancakes, so I told them to go make it themselves. Q: How many grown-ass men does it take to pour batter into a pan??

A: 5
Stayed tuned for part 1: the party!
What are your favorite pancake add-ins?



  1. Okay, so this isn't really pancakes, it is crepes, but you have GOT to make a crepe cake. DELISH. The one I made had pumpkin between the layers and a chocolate ganache. You could do anything. SUUUUPER moist. DO IT. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tychenyt/2071335162/

  2. totally want to make pancakes now.

  3. he ha ha ha ha :-) Think as a student and suddenly the word 'waste' miraculously is removed from the vocabulary.

    I loved the pancakes/crepes with sweet potatoes, It was slurp!

    PS: Mandi thanks for the kind words.

  4. It's on my list, Jennifer, thanks for the tip!

    Madaline: two types of pancakes for two babies!

    Susie: I <3 u!