December 16, 2010

Puff Pancake

Funny coincidence, yesterday I recieved an email from Eat Better America and it featured a recipe for a "Puff Pancake." Just about identical to my 'Hootenany Pancake' I picutured in my last post, but supposedly a healthified version with less calories and fat. I'm anxious to try this version. I think it's a fun breakfast, especially around the holidays when the kids are home.

Here's my recipe anyway:

Hootenany Pancakes

3 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
dash of salt
2 tablespoons butter

Beat eggs, flour, salt and milk together in a bowl. Melt butter in a pie pan then add the mixed ingredients, bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve with jam, syrup or fresh fruit.

December 13, 2010

This and that

Busy-ness of the holiday season + computer problems = not much time for blog posting. But I have taken a few pics with the intention of posting so I'll do a quick summary of a few of my more notable creations.

This breakfast is not very healthy, but it tastes really good and it's lotsa fun. Especially for kids.

My cookbook calls it a "Hootenany Pancake," but I think it's called a German Pancake as well. It's basically just flour, eggs, milk and butter but when you bake it in a pan it turns and puffs into strange shapes. It's different everytime, with mountains and valleys and caves and all kinds of bubbly formations. It deflates quick so you have to watch closely while it's baking and shortly after. Then when the excitement is over, top it with jam or syrup and it's quite scrumptious!

Here's another sort-of breakfast food that I'm loving lately. It's just a veggie/egg scramble but I put tons of veggies in it. Usually zucchini, red pepper, onion and garlic.

It's so yummy and even with the egg-y fat and cholesterol, I think it's a good way to get your veggies. The kids love it wrapped in a tortilla with a little cheese and picante sauce.

Doesn't this look like a super greasy cheeseburger?

It's a black bean burger! I just tossed a drained can of black beans in the food processor with some bread crumbs, an egg and some spices then fried it up and served it on a Smart Balance toasted whole wheat bun with some cheese and other burger fixin's. I won't claim that it actually tasted like a hamburger but it looked like one and it tasted pretty good.

And since it's Christmas, here's a pic of my big guy with the gingerbread men we made a couple weeks ago.

Merry Christmas!!