Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Yummy Yummy Food

I hardly ever cook, Mike's the cook- he's awesome!! But he's gone at least 4 nights a week, and last year Rowan and I ate a whole lot of scrambled eggs- I'll blame the pregnancy-sickness, tiredness and the damn diabetes -for that. I'm trying to learn new things and have tried quite a few new recipes. Last night we had Pumpkin Pancakes, recipe I found here
Pumpkin Pancakes
1 cup flour
1 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin2 Tbs. oil
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, set aside. Whisk egg yolks, milk, pumpkin, and oil in a separate bowl. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients until moistened. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter. Pour onto hot grease griddle & enjoy! yield: 8 - 12 pancakes. Serve with Apple Cider Syrup
Apple Cider Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup apple juice or cider
1 Tb. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tb. corn starch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. In a sauce pan heat water, apple juice or cider, and lemon juice. Slowly add dry ingredients, stirring as you add. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Lower heat & simmer until desired thickness. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge & reheated in the microwave
I even made the apple cider syrup, and even surprised myself when it turned out!! It was SOOOO good, seriously- TRY IT!! My pancakes weren't quite as colorful but I used fresh pumpkin (from our backyard pumpkin patch) and I'm guessing they used can. It made quite a bit of syrup so next time I would probably double the pancake recipe so there's not as much syrup left.
A few weeks ago I made Peach Upside-Down Cake that I saw on Vegan Linda's blog. We had a ton of peaches that Mike actually got when he went to a garage sale and noticed their huge peach tree, w/ tons of uneaten ready peaches. Also very very yummy, and definetly the fanciest looking food I've ever made. Although mine wasn't as pretty cause I didn't take the time to lay the peaches out all nice it still tasted good! I will probably try and make this again if we get some more peaches soon.


libbygirl said...

Your powerballs were really good, too, even with the flax seed.

Quigs78 said...

Dude, that's way too much work for me.

That's why they have Le Peep. :)

Although I do have some rotten, ahem, I mean ripe bananas that need to be magically transformed into banana muffins. That's the extent of my cooking.