03 July 2011
Always have a back up plan.
Day two of our three day weekend and I got up to make Blueberry Waffles. mmmmmm
I love pancakes, who doesn't? But I have a confession to make... I have still not mastered the art of pancake making. (hanging head in shame) It has been on my list of things to do but why worry about it when I can make Waffles!! Right?? I equally LOVE waffles and they always turn out great.
Well, after today, learning to make pancakes moved up to the top 5.
I got all of the ingredients together and plugged in the waffle iron to pre heat it. It wouldn't work!! It was dead!! I was devastated!! I broke the news to my husband who is the only other one up until now that knew I always mess up pancakes and he was devastated also. His juice was poured, he had his coffee and he thought he was going to get Blueberry Waffles.
When I said 'I'll just make pancakes' a hush fell over the room. My husbands smile disappeared. I so desperately wanted to save the day. I wanted to turn that delicious blueberry waffle batter into fantastic pancakes.
I preheated the cast iron skillet, poured in batter and watched. My husband watched. They looked good. They smelled good. But deep inside I was worried. The few times I had attempted pancakes they looked good and smelled good but ended up either burnt on the outside or was filled with raw batter on the inside.
Would we have a repeat??
We did!! :-( The middle was a little raw. Not much. Just one mere minute on the griddle probably would have been perfect. But they were not edible.
So I picked up my ego, held my head high and cooked up some Bacon and eggs.
I WILL learn to make wonderful light and fluffy pancakes.
I WILL get a new waffle iron.
And I WILL always have bacon and eggs on hand for a back up plan .