I can hardly believe it’s already November. I’m preparing myself for the busy cold months ahead, and putting extra care into the most important meal of the day: breakfast.
I’m a huge coffee person, so there’s always a fresh pot brewing at my place before I even hop in the shower. But mornings fly by so quickly that I often forget to eat until lunchtime hits. But it really makes a difference to wake up a bit earlier, put on some morning jams, and start the day with a hearty home cooked meal.
Here’s my favorite pancake recipe. It’s easy and super fluffy (see how thick they are?):
Fluffy Banana Pancake Recipe
adapted from “good old fashioned pancakes”
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sliced bananas
1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
2. In a smaller bowl, beat together egg and melted butter. Continue to blend as you add milk and vanilla extract.
3. Combine the dry and the wet mixtures together until just blended.
4. Lightly butter a heated pan, scoop about half a cup of batter onto it, and place a couple banana slices on top. Brown each side before serving hot.
*Make sure to take out the egg and milk out of the fridge ahead of time, so that they’re at room temperature.
Taurin and I threw a small Tex-Mex dinner party recently. We prepared Mexican rice, chicken fajitas, refried beans, spicy salsa, beef filling, potatoes, and flour tortilla. It was our friends’ first time trying Mexican food, and they really enjoyed making tacos.
For breakfast the next day: Mexican rice topped with an egg, bacon, and a dollop of sriracha (My friend Zeolite brought us a huge bottle of it all the way from Virginia).
P.S. I just found out I won the Memi the Rainbow giveaway for her hand-stamped fabric buttons. I’m so excited! It’s just timed perfectly, because I just ordered this lovely Japanese dress pattern book from Jannese. I plan on baking lots of pies and sewing cotton dresses this winter when I’m home in Virginia.
Aren’t these button stamps adorable?
*The stamp photos belong to Memi the Rainbow and the sewing book photos belong to the workroom.
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and beginning of a new week.