Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Iron Skillets , Pancakes and Stalkers

I awoke one morning and thought : "Gosh, I NEED pancakes, NOW"!
I love Pancakes , I mean, besides Waffles, I could eat them everyday. Maybe.....
I am NOT the best Pancake maker *shocking isn't it*
I just love Pancakes and can eat 4-5 at one sitting. I know , I know, that makes me an oinker !
Well since Jessica had the Baby(Bella Kay) She has not had much time to make dear old Mom Pancakes. So I had to resort to making my own and that's where this gets tricky. If left to my own devices I would not eat any thing for 2-3 days then binge eat for 1 then back to 2-3 days of no real food. I just don't need that much food anymore. That and my Dentures , but that's another story , even though I'm sure you have heard me gripe about them here and there.
I went in the kitchen and mixed up some Bisquick - I love the stuff . It's simple to make and you don't even need a bowl! How wonderful is that?

I pulled my best T-Fal out of the cabinet.....
I then did what My Jesse said and took a oil dipped paper towel and swiped the pan once lightly. I got the pan nice and hot , poured the pancake and waited for little bubbles to form to let me know that it was ready to flip. Well that's when I knew I was in trouble ....... The pancake would not budge , I switched spatulas and nothing ,it was stuck like "white on rice". I was so mad , I just had to have pancakes and thought about driving over with my Bisquick to Jesse's house and demanding she make pancakes for me , like a vampire who needs blood, I was driven to pancake hell , wanting them , No! Needing them, but what if Jesse wasn't home I thought .....
I then knew I had to fix this situation.... I had to learn to make good pancakes or suffer the hell of waiting until Jessica graced me with her presence......

OK, Some of you may know this or maybe not, BUT , I am a really good cook , I have even been known to make Gourmet meals for my Family , I even made this Pannicotta. I can make Wedding Cakes , I even put dipped strawberries on my Sons 2 tiered Birthday Cake for God's sake, But pancakes just aren't my bag........
Well until the other day.....
I started thinking about the great pancake makers in my life ....... My Mom, My Grand Mother &
Cracker Barrel .
I don't know how Cracker Barrel does theirs but I'm almost sure there's an Iron Skillet somewhere in the process . I thought about my Mom , She used a Griddle , But I don't have one of them ..... I thought of My Grand Mother , She used an Iron Skillet. Once you cure an iron Skillet it can last just about forever ! I do have an Iron Skillet but I also have a tortilla pan that's Iron, so I decided to use that.


I poured the pancake batter in and this is what it looks like when the pancake needs to be turned:

this is the other side and what it looked like:

Here is the stack of Pancakes ready for us to eat:


Here's the Stalker that ALWAYS wants to do a taste test on my food:


BEC waiting for a bite of din din .

In the end I found out that, I CAN make Pancakes just as good as Jessica , Heck maybe even as good as my Grandmas ....
I also learned that things from the past sometimes are the best way... and I learned that I don't need T-Fal Even though Emeril does ! LOL

Peace!

6 comments:

Trish K said...

Okay, I just had lunch and now I am hungry again. Those pancakes look wonderful!!

Erin said...

I want some!!! =)

darlene said...

looks fantastic, i am adding a linc to my post today, for WHAT'S COOKING WEDNESDAY!!, PERFECT TIMING!!....

Shinade said...

Okay this one is even funnier than your Oprah story. and my oh my...you even have the pictures. Simply fabulous!! I love it...thanks for a wonderful share!! I wish I had a talent for being funny...I am always so dang serious. Oh we are having storms today and I keep losing my connection....this is my 3rd try here...but I finally made it! Love ya lady~Jackie

Sugar Queens Dream said...

Trish K- LoL, Thanks for coming by .

Erin - Who loves ya? , Momma does of course . Can't wait for your next visit.

Darlene- I'm honored that you placed a link in your blog to mine , Thank You.

Shinade- Stop before I can't fit my head in the door !
Thanks for your kindness, advice and for stopping by.

Jenn said...

Okay, now I NEED pancakes, those look awesome !!