Saturday, June 13, 2015
Saturday Scribbles Vol 18
Happy Saturday everyone! I was looking at the calendar the other day, and I realized that this year is just flying by. We are already halfway finished with the month of June! And almost halfway finished with the year! WOW!
Time is on my mind a lot lately. Probably because I am revising a time management class that is offered at my new job. I've had a lot of fun taking the material and developing a PowerPoint presentation for it. My Mary Kay training has given me a lot of fresh ideas for the course. I've also been taking the participants' manual and changing it up to correspond to my slides. Once again, FUN! And no, I'm not being sarcastic. I really do enjoy designing and developing materials like this.
But I truly didn't plan on talking about time today. Really I didn't.
Last night, I decided that it was time to make breakfast for dinner. I do that on occasion and it's rather fun. But I went beyond just making breakfast. My best friend gave me a cake pop maker for Christmas and I've wanted to experiment with using it for things that are not cake pops. So I took my mom's pancake recipe and decided I'd make pancake balls. And since Mom always slathers them in butter while they are still on the griddle (after flipping them over of course), I had to figure out a way to get the pancake balls all smothered in butter. So I melted some butter and as I took them out of the cake pop maker, I dipped them into the melted butter. I have to say that they tasted pretty yummy!
Figuring out the timing and temperature was another trial & error thing. Because the cake pop maker doesn't have any set temperature controls, I followed the advice I saw on a blog about plugging it into a power strip and turning it off/on between batches. That keeps the temperature steady. And since these only cook for just a few minutes, I set a timer.
I'll be honest. It took a couple of tries before I managed to figure it out. But I had fun while doing it.
I forgot to take pictures so that you could see the results. I'll have to do that another time.
And for those who want it, my mom's pancake recipe. Growing up, this was my normal Saturday morning breakfast. I have a friend who asked for it recently. And this friend spent many Saturday mornings at my kitchen table. :)
2 cups Pioneer Baking Mix
1 1/4 cups milk
2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Chocolate chips (optional)
Mix all together in a big bowl.
If too thick, add either water or milk until pours out at good speed.
Pour the pancakes onto the hot griddle. When they are bubbly in the middle, turn them over. Butter immediately. Remove when the other side is done.
Yes it's really simple. I don't make them like Mom does, but mine come pretty close.