Sandpanther (sandpanther) wrote,

Evening Of The Busy Beaver

The commute home consisted of lots of Mexico preparation, starting first with a stop to pick up an under-clothing pouch (my word that sounds inappropriate.) I then followed it up with picking up a broadband scanner (that's a radio for the non-geeks) so that we can try and listen in on the teams' radios while out on the stages, and a trip to Trader Joe's for (among other things) trail mix. I had meant to only pick up one or two things. The next thing I know I have a very full, heavy basket. Ah well. Nifty finds include frozen crushed garlic cubes (very handy, and still close enough to fresh to be useful) and parmessan-garlic pita chips. Having pita chips in something other than Costco sizes should be nice.

After that I was possessed with a desire for blueberry pancakes, so I went home and cooked. And now I must go to bed in half an hour. Have I mentioned recently how much I hate this hour each way commute? I will not weep to see it go. Ah well, 1,800 miles more and then it is done.

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

* 1 egg
* 1 cup flour
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
* 1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries

Beat egg until fluffy; beat in remaining ingredients except blueberries just until smooth. Stir in blueberries. Grease heated griddle. For each pancake, pour about 3 tablespoons of batter from a large spoon or from pitcher onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes until puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.

I also want to try making these:

* 1 stick butter or margarine (4 ounces), room temperature
* 1 cup brown sugar, packed
* 1 egg
* 1 cup flour
* 1/4 tsp baking powder
* 1/8 tsp baking soda
* pinch salt
* 1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts
* 1 cup (about 8 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together the butter and brown sugar; beat in egg. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread batter in a greased and floured 7- X 11-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

I think I need to stop poking around on the links I got those recipies off of, since I keep finding things I want to bake.
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