Ok ok. So it was a strange, strange Saturday- that’s for sure. Between a crazy bout of house hunting and then jaunting around a bit with my mommah to do some errands I managed to come home to greet a sleepy hubby who went in to work for some overtime earlier this morning. About 5pm we both collapsed on the couch only to wake at 8:30pm with growling tummies. What to do? What to eat? Lucky for us it is indeed Saturday night and that means we can stay up as late as we want…fun!
Speaking of fun… there’s a blu-ray copy of Volver that’s been camping out on our coffee table for the past week… can’t quite seem to hit the right mood to watch it… and luckily Netflix is in no hurry to get it back from us. I have no idea what its about…. except that I know the director is incredibly talented and it’s supposed to be good and Penelope Cruz was nominated for an Oscar because of this film.
Hungry too, the both of us are, but not so much for regular food… so it’s time to make some home made pancakes (yes from scratch!) oh my goodness did they come out great! I used a teeny bit of country fresh cream butter on each cake and topped them off with some sliced bananas, sparkly sugar crystals (diamond jimmies) and powdered sugar… AHHHH!!! One could lose control while eating these- they are THAT good. Sooo now, we are eating our pancakes, drinking ice cold glasses of organic whole milk, and watching the Volver. Gracias!
Here’s the recipe… update on pretty Penelope later… enjoy!
Homemade Pancake Mix
- 7 cups flour
- 1/3 cup baking powder
- 2 tsp. salt
- 8 tsp. sugar
- 1 c. Crisco
Using a wire whisk or pastry cutter, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Store sealed in pantry or refrigerator. To make pancakes add 3/4 cup of milk to 1 cup of mix.
For you Volver fans out there…
PS: The movie was FANTASTIC!