Monday, November 29, 2010

The Eve of a Holiday

The best idea I've ever had.

On the Eve of a holiday, when days have been spent cleaning and cooking and preparing and freezing and decorating...the last thing that one feels like doing is cooking a meal.

Of which there will be left overs, of which there is no room in the fridge, due to the aforementioned holiday preparations. But alas, family still needs to eat. Darn basic human needs.

My solution? As I spin around the household? Breakfast for dinner. Specifically, pumpkin pancakes for dinner. Ah-may-zing.

The only better idea than this? Have Hubby make the dinner! He offered, and it was the greatest thing ever. He's a pretty master pancake maker. Unless I distract him, then we have what he called "Cajun" pancakes.

Yes, I ate the Cajun Pumpkin Pancake. And it tasted delish.

And then Hubby posed like Mrs. Butterworth.

In a Ninja Turtles t shirt.

Reason #456 why I love him.

Here is the recipe he used:

1. In large bowl mix 1 c. whole milk, 1/2 c. pumpkin puree, 1 egg, 2 tbsp canola oil, 1/2 c. applesauce, 1 tbsp white vinegar
2. In separate bowl mix 1 c. whole wheat flour, 3-4 tbs brown sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, and either 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp cinn, 1/2 all spice, and 1/2 nutmeg)
3. Stir flour mix into liquid stir well and let sit for a few minutes to fluff.

Thanks to Jen for a delish recipe, that tastes like it should be dessert, even when they are cajun. OH, yum.

Love you Chef Hubby,

Dirt Road Mama

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