Saturday, May 10, 2008

Dinner Disaster

We were gone most of the day helping with Rochester's Clean Sweep program the Eliminators (our church volleyball team) decided that we were going to take part in our church's care connection and that is what we choose to do (pictures and more on this to come) Because we were gone most of the day and I was pretty tired and not wanting to do much I was thinking a fun easy dinner was in order. I had some left over pumpkin and I love having breakfast for dinner so I thought pumpkin pancakes with some scrambled eggs would be perfect.

Well. . . .

I went online to find pumpkin pancake recipe and found this. Looks good and since I only had 1/2 cup or so left of pumpkin so it was even better because all the other recipes that I found called for at least a whole cup of pumpkin. I'm measuring and mixing and checking how much of this I need and how much of that when I get to the baking soda I see it says 2 and the next thing I see is a capital T (seriously go look at it closely)so in my head I think 2 TABLESPOONS because that is what the capital T in baking stands for right!?! Isn't that what it stands for? I'm not going crazy am I! Someone please tell me I'm not going crazy! As I'm pulling the baking soda out of the cupboard I think man that sounds like a lot of baking soda but I know it had a capital T, so I put 2 TABLESPOONS OF BAKING SODA! Yeah not a good idea I should have gone and looked at what came after the capital T because I would have seen a Tsp. I've decided that I don't like that site at all!!! The pancakes were so bad because of the gobs of baking soda that I put in that we couldn't even eat them. Yeah they were that BAD!

Oh don't worry it gets worse. Remember how I told you that I was going to do scrambled eggs with them well I had cooked the pancakes on a big skillet, something kind of like this, only mine plugs into the wall instead of going over the burners on the stove. Because of this it has a small drawer to catch the crumbs and grease that fall in the little divot. Well, I was there is an egg setting on the skillet so I thought perfect instead of getting another dish dirt I'll just use the same one. To bad they meant that setting for when you are cooking an egg for an egg sandwich or something NOT for scrambled eggs because they run all over the place especially into the little divot and then into the drawers where they don't get cooked. Yeah I really didn't think that one through what so ever. Needless to say dinner tonight was a disaster but we had some leftovers in the fridge so we didn't go hungry and I'm going to be the puppy's best friends for the next few days while I slowly feed him some nasty pumpkin pancakes.

Anyone have a good pumpkin pancake recipe? I'd really appreciate one! If so please email it to me: growingoodsons{at}gmail{dot}com THANKS!


Heath said...

Ok, here's a really easy pumpkin pancake recipe (really good with chopped pecans in it also)

syrup and chopped pecans
1 c. pancake mix
1/3 c.canned pumpkin
1/2 TEAspoon cinnamon
1/8 TEAspoon groung ginger

Mix pancake mix, 2/3 c. cold water, pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger and blend (leave a little lumpy)

cook on griddle

If using pecans: combine maple syrup and chopped pecans and microwave about 30 seconds before pouring over pancakes

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Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Yum! I have never made pumpkin pancakes before - I am going to have to try them one of these days!

Sorry about dinner... I've been there, done that before!


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Anonymous said...

Believe me, I have had SEVERAL dinner disasters!!!!! You have only just begun!