Thursday, February 21, 2008

Puffed Full of Love

Puff Pancake, originally uploaded by mud pie gourmet.

I know I have taken a sabbatical without telling anyone. For the past month I have stepped up my hours for the Not-for-Profit that I do part-time work for (add that on top of Seminary, being 9 months pregnant...). I never work when my kids are awake so my "down time" at night has not been "down time." Hence, no time for posting on the flog.

I used to think Valentine's Day was so cheesy. Why should you have a day to tell those you love how you feel when you should do so everyday? Now I know why--for an excuse to go out to dinner without the kids. B. said that maybe next year we could all go out for dinner for Valentine's Day. I explained that we love her and Little Man, but sometimes it's nice for mommies and daddies to go out alone, too because we love each other.

This Valentine's Day was one to be remembered--S. got me a Pampering Prenatal Massage. It was a nice surprise. He had his mom (THANKS, MOM MUD) come watch the kids so I could go. It was so relaxing, and it even helped with my back pain for a few hours. He made sure there wasn't a limit to how far along you were. I wonder if they'd let me have one now that I am officially past my due date (BOTH due dates). And a thanks to my sister for watching the munchkins while we went to dinner.

S. had to settle for a combined birthday/V-day present of the Wii (I had been searching for one for weeks and finally found one in stock on V-day) and breakfast. Here's the recipe for the breakfast Puff Pancake I made. It is so easy. I found it years ago in Parenting magazine.

Puff Pancakes

1/2 stick butter (divided)
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour

Toppings: (your choice)
1 lemon, sliced in half
powdered sugar
Buttermilk syrup

Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Divide the butter between two 8-inch round cake pans, and put them in the oven to melt. Mix eggs, milk, and flour in a blender until smooth.

Remove pans from oven and pour half the batter into each pan. Return pans to oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until pancakes are very puffy, firm, and golden-brown on edges.

Add desired toppings and serve.


henryteachers said...

Those look so yummy Julie! I hope your baby comes soon and your delivery goes well.
Mindy :)

M-Ann said...

Hi Julie. It's been a while but I found your flog on one of the old c'ville gals blogs and it's great. Congrats on upcoming #3. We love these "rollercoaster" pancakes too and when your fam grows you'll have to try upping the eggs to 8, the milk & flour to 1 1/4 C and cooking them in a 9x13. We have to do two pans to feed our family these days - they love them! Take care, Mychael-Ann

nessa said...

I have been looking for a recipe for something like this, one of my old roommates used to make these, but called them german pancakes. I am so excited to try it out! And you're really past your due date!? I hope you have that baby soon! hang in there!

Carrie said...

and ohh! just remembered something... bout the massage thing...Someone once told me that in prenatal massages, they avoid two areas - because massages there could stimulate hormones to induce labor - I forget really where those two spots were - but I think it was somewhere around the feet or ankle and maybe like the nape of your neck or something. Both of those locations could be made up, I don't remember exactly, but maybe you could look them up online or something...GOOD LUCK!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Your recipes look divine! You left a comment on my food blog--Easiest Whole Wheat bread--and since I added two ingredients the directions were wrong. It said to mix first three ingredients together and let rest for ten minutes. It SHOULD have said to mix the first FIVE ingredients together. Sorry. I've corrected it. I hope you didn't try it before.

Your photos are amazing! I will be back often to feast the eyes and think that soon, yes soon, I should try your recipes. My hubby would be overjoyed.

Keep up the good work and good luck with the wee little one on it's way.

Kristin said...

I've been meaning to comment on your flog forever, it always reminds me of the million things I'm either cooking or meaning to cook...we had mulligatawny stew the other night, and boy did baby gobble it down! She knows fine food when she tastes it.

Stephanie said...

Puffy pancakes are a staple around here too in the morning. My kids love them! By the way, your "bun" is adorable. Rebecca took an amazing photograph...of course! Good luck with 3...yikes :) It's good to see you back Julie!

corrine said...

hi, this is SO random but i found your blog through real simple's best blogs in mar 2008 issue - hostess with the mostess - this week for dinner - you! i noticed that you have on your site - i am also LDS! and LOVE food and cooking! hope you dont mind I am going to post a link to your blog and try your recipes. they look delicious!

Chic Shopper Chick said...

I know I'm late in commenting but I just found your blog and I am SO making this tonight for dinner (yes, for dinner). My hubby has to work, and it is time to treat myself. :)

Sophie said...

What tasty pancakes. They look so yummy, especially with the strawberries :).

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