Tuesday, June 19, 2012


This is my friend Christiane's recipe for pancakes.  They are delicious.  They taste like an eggier version of a crepe.  I love mine with butter and jam, but applesauce is good too.
German Pancakes (Pfannenkuchen):
200g flour
5 eggs
400ml milk (or 200ml sparkling water like Perrier and 200ml milk)
a pinch of salt
a bit of sugar if you like (depends if you eat sweet or salty things with it)
Sift flour into a bowl and mix with the milk (or milk and water mixture) until smooth. Beat eggs with an whisk and add with salt and sugar to the four/milk mixture. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Depending what kind of flour you use you might have to add some more liquids to the dough. The dough should be really runny so you get nice and thin pancakes. Bake pancakes in a pan with a little bit of butter. Stack the pancakes and keep warm in the oven.
Most people eat the pancakes with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and applesauce (unsweetened or else it will be too sweet). Jam or maple syrup is also nice. If you like salty, try a hamburger sauce, ham and cheese.....or anything that you can think of. If you have pancakes left over, you can cut them up in very thin strips and put them into a broth the next day...hmmmmm....

Monday, June 04, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

I love Pinterest.  My boards are all pretty reality-based (except for the Covet board) and I love being able to sort and store recipes for  menu planning there.  I have several food boards and divided my main courses into "Recipes to try" and "Proven Winners".  These ones are all out of my "To Try" board.  Let's see if they make the cut!

Here is what I am cooking this week:
Hamburgers and Oven-fried Pickles
Chicken curry (no one will eat this, but I love curry and it has been too long since I have had some)
Garlic-herb dijon salmon with cauli-tato mash
Quick Lasagna casserole

What have you tried lately and liked?