Saturday 27 February 2016

Eating Burnt Pancakes

The other day I was in the kitchen cooking pancakes. I have always loved pancakes and the recipe that we have been using for the past twenty or thirty years is my favourite, making light and fluffy cakes. Mmmmmmm….

I figured that while I was making the pancakes I would set the kettle to boiling and make myself a cup of tea to go with the pancakes. I noticed that Buster’s food dish was empty so I got some food from the pantry and poured it into the dish. By now, the kettle had boiled and I put a teabag in my cup, some sugar and pored in the boiling water.

Look at me, multi-tasking!

The result of course was a batch of burnt pancakes, dog food poured on the floor around the bowl and boiling water dripping onto the floor from the counter. Nothing was a major problem; I picked up the dog food and put it in the dish, wiped the counter and floor, refilled the cup with a little less than boiling water and I ate the burnt pancakes while Louise got the next batch. I even took away a life lesson, I CAN’T MULTI-TASK!!!!

I’m not sure if anyone can. Come to think of it, I don’t remember when the phrase even came into common use, no one multi-tasked when I was a kid. I suspect that the true meaning of multi-tasking is being mediocre at more than one thing at a time. When did it become desirable to get more than one thing done in the same space of time? I think it is far better to give your entire attention to whatever you happen to be attempting and then move on to the next project. Do one thing at a time, do it exceedingly well and then move on.

Be a special person and focus on what ever happens to command your attention until you are done. That way you won’t be standing in a puddle eating burnt pancakes while you watch the dog eat off of the floor.

Anyways, here is my favourite pancake recipe. I have put it in a blog before, but what are the chances you will have read it and actually know how to find it.

Fluffy Pancakes

2 cups flour                                                      2 eggs
2 tbsp. Sugar                                                    2 cups milk
4 tsp baking powder                                         2 tbsp butter (oil)
1 tsp salt

Add dry ingredients and blend together. Add the eggs, milk and butter (oil).

Add 1 cup of any fruit/ topping you like for a variation.

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