Since my lap top's hard drive decided it was done cooperating this week (hey, kind of like its owner...), I don't have pictures... If the lovely Geek Squad people can rescue the pictures off that naughty hard drive & locate them on to the new computer, I will add them in. It's been one of those weeks. So until that point in time, it will be another random picture post. Unless they can't rescue my files. Then the random pictures will have to live on in infamy.
Anyhoo, back to regularly scheduled programming...
|Dad & Mom at one of The Runner Girl's Cross-Country meets - because they are awesome like that!|
One of my happy food memories (hey, not all my food memories involve cold canned beets, EWWWW) are breakfast-dinners. Totally one of my favorite meal plans while I was growing up.
Pancakes. Applesauce. Eggs - if we were lucky, dad would fry up some bacon and THEN fry up the eggs in the bacon grease. Ahhhhh.
My seat at the table faced the stove. So I was able to watch each pancake come off the pan and into the yellow (or gray) Malloware bowl. I can see the flat frying pan used for pancakes - it was a dedicated pancake skillet (there was also a dedicated popcorn frying pan, but that's a whole post to itself). Leftover pancakes were great in the toaster the next day - a little bit of butter. Maybe some syrup. Oh. Oh. Oh. Happy times.
|Creme Fraiche in progress...|
My favorite way to eat pancakes was (and probably still is) a stack of four pancakes (yeah, I know, I am a piggy) with a layer of applesauce between each cake.
Now that I am a big girl, I make my own pancakes and get to play around with different flours & flavors - which is fun. However, there is a piece of me that still feels like I am scoring big time when I get to have pancakes at the 'rents house.
|Bubbling brew... (okay, so it's really batter)|
Blini/ buckwheat pancakes are no stranger in my house. Usually, they get served up with a blueberry syrup made from wild Maine blueberries (I love those little guys) & sugar. Hands down my favorite way to eat buckwheat pancakes.
Topping them with salmon & crème fraîche- that was a place I had never taken them before.
I felt mighty "fancy-like" serving the "miniature" pancakes with a topping of smoked salmon and a drizzle of crème fraîche. Totally holiday appetizer worthy... You can find the recipe as published by Bon Appetit in December 2006 here.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. Go check out what the rest of the FFwD crew has been up to... I bet they even have pictures!
Have a great weekend!