Thursday, August 21, 2008

You're sensational

Actually, Thatboy gave me quite the different compliment last night as we headed to a concert. After I made a certain comment about my planned activites for the night, he looked at me and exclaimed "My wife's a G!" For those of you who aren't in the know...G is short for gangsta...which is short for gangster. I'm pretty sure he meant I was sensational though, right? Of course, it could have been the obscene amounts of energy drinks we've been consuming this week talking. We've basically been surviving off of breakfast, energy drinks, and a constant high of summer music and good friends. Who needs sleep?

Although, I have definitely been making more substantial breakfasts this week so we don't "wake up in the hospital" (thanks Thatmom - I promise we'll start taking care of ourselves soon....) We continue with our week of French inspired with French pancakes! I actually woke up slightly before dawn to make these because Thatboy had to go to a neighboring county for work so he had to leave slightly after dawn. The recipe comes from one of Thatmom's friends who gave it to me shortly before our wedding. I'm guessing she must have heard about the ultimate pancake quest. The recipe actually calls for filling the pancakes with fruit, jam, and/or nuts, but I thought the recipe would make the kind of pancakes Thatboy likes so I kept it simple. Unfortunately because of his schedule I didn't get a chance to take a picture of Thatboy's pancakes, drowning in syrup, so you'll have to make do with my syrupless version. These were as thin and gooey as Thatboy liked them, but he found them a little stiff. I think I could play around with them a little to get them closer to his favorites fairly easily.

And for anyone who's wondering - I went back to sleep RIGHT after he left.

French Pancakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup AP flour
  1. Put eggs in a bowl, beat only until well blended.
  2. Add other ingredients, stir until smooth.
  3. Cover and let stand at room temperature at least 1/2 hour. Batter should be thin, just thick enough to cover a spoon dipped in it. If batter is too thick, stir in a little more milk.
  4. Cook in a 5 or 6" frying pan greated lightly with salad oil. Pour enough batter to thinly coat pan - tilt pan to distribute evenly.
  5. Cook on both sides.
Makes 18-24 pancakes.
Each pancake has:
Calories 32.8
Total Fat 0.6 g
Total Carbohydrate 5.2 g
Protein 1.6 g


  1. You're such a sweetie for waking up early to make these and also for not making him wait so you can take photos! My husband hates it when there's delicious food in front of his face and I say...WAIT! :)

  2. High praise from the Bisquick lover!

  3. That's actually really impressive -- those babies are hard to pull off! My Dad gave Do and me a crepe pan (who knew they made specific ones??) when we first moved in together, and after a couple of disasters that first year we kind of gave up on breakfast in general. A lot has happened since then (read: a lot of cooking prowess gained, hopefully), so maybe I should try again? On A Weekend.

  4. Hee, what's wrong with Bisquick? :)

  5. mmmm, pancakes. i wish the hub was a breakfast eater. cooking for one isn't that much fun.

  6. I would like you to make me breakfast early in the morning too. Thatboy is a lucky boy.

  7. dude, i want someone to wake up early and cook me breakfast.

    oh wait, the cook in our house is me. damn!