Thursday, July 28, 2011

Buried Treasure

Seth has the annual Buried Treasure online collaboration going on. Go here to see what I'm talking about. The guy is a Creative Maniac! I am in awe of the work he produces, not to mention he's a nice guy. Enjoy his blog, it's a treat. 

Here's the text of the original post. Notice the mention of the weather, not that we can possibly even remember what it's like to be anything under 100 degrees in Texas.

More Baby Pots and Pancakes
January 21, 2011

Baby Pots because Baby, it's cold outside!

I am an oatmeal fan and a pancake fan so I really enjoy cold weather as an excuse to have those for breakfast. Not both at the same time until now because Susan has found a recipe for oatmeal pancakes that are even lighter and puffier than the Bisquick Melt-In-Your Mouth ones (recipe on the box) we've been making. Up until now she only tolerated oatmeal in cookies but these pancakes have won her over.

Oatmeal Pancakes
Mix in a bowl:
1/4 c. flour
1 c. quick-cooking oats (the 1-minute kind)
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
a dash of salt
optional: 1/4 t. cinnamon (we don't opt)

Mix in another bowl:
1 c. nonfat buttermilk
1 large egg
2 T. melted butter

Add the wet stuff to the dry and stir just until mixed.
Cook on your lightly oiled (or not, if teflon) pancake griddle or in a pan, turning when tops are covered with bubbles. These might looked browner when done than normal pancakes.

If you are of the decadent type you can do what we do: Fry up Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. Crumble it into little pieces. Sprinkle them on the pancakes before you flip them over to finish cooking. When you serve them, serve them sausage-side up because then there are all the little spots to trap the syrup.

If you have extra pancakes left over they will reheat (about 10-20 seconds) in the microwave the next morning. If you are like us, there won't be any left over and after breakfast you'll just go lie on the floor for an hour or so.

For the record, I can cook and I can make these all by myself.


ArtPropelled said...

Never tried Oatmeal Pancakes! From reading your blog I gather you are quite domesticated. Maybe my husband should read this post.

Jo Murray said...

Love those pots... and thanks for the recipe... am going to have them today.

Sharmon Davidson said...

oooooh, I've gotta try these... anything with oatmeal AND pancakes can't be bad!

Holly Dean said...

Oh yeah! I've been a fan of oatmeal pancakes for many years. There's no going back once you've had them. I love your beautiful pots too and the mention of cold weather is quite welcome these days :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed the baby pot and also enjoyed the repost of the recipe for oatmeal pancakes. I might try them when it's not so hot outside (and inside, too). Like in six months or so, when the temps have dropped to the 90s!

MrCachet said...

They look organic! If you're into pancakes, I suggest sourdough. YUM!