Monday, March 30, 2009

Breakfast of Champions!

Last week I had a big day of work ahead of me, and I thought: "What would be the best, most nutritious, most healthynessfull, best breakfast I could feed myself in order to make it through a grueling day of designing and metal working?" And what did I come up with!?

This, gentle readers, is a Dutch Baby* pancake. Delicious eggy goodness that is baked into a crispy, chewy delight at a high heat in the oven.

Serve it with some lemon or lime juice, some butter, and a bit of powdered sugar and you are set for a lovely dessert...I mean breakfast.

How To Make:

What you will need:

3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
pinch of cinnamon

What is indispensable in this recipe is a well seasoned cast iron pan, which is pictured below. This particular pan was purchased at an antique stone on the Oregon coast while I was on a camping trip with my Mimsy.

Heat oven to 450. Place cast iron pan in oven to heat. While pan heats, make coffee or beg for treats (all treats hidden behind that door):

When coffee is prepared, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Open oven, remove pan and add a generous pat of butter and swirl around until melted. Pour in batter and return to oven. Bake until puffed and golden, about 12-15 minutes.


*Dutch baby is also the name my Dad called me when I was little. Sweet, yes? We are dutch on my paternal grandpa's mother's side. Last name Jackman, perhaps we are cousins, Hugh, what do you think?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sick Day Fun

I was sick on Wednesday, so Gunter and I decided to take to our bed early in the evening to read and relax. Of course, as soon as we were in bed, Gunter had different plans.

(A note to Kel, you should watch this with the sound on. Gunter makes some fun sounds.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm sick and Gunter knows it

Poor pug, doesn't want to get kisses from a sicky.   I have a raging sore throat!  Woke me up in the night because it hurt so bad.  Things are better this afternoon, but I still feel icky.  That's why I plan to go get pho after I finish my work.  Mmmmm, warm fragrant beefy pho!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Drawing

Theme: Breezy

I didn't have a chance to finish this one, and I don't think I ever will, but I thought I would put it up anyway.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Where food is, There Gunter will be also

This is why I love living with the German. Homemade spƤtzle of the highest quality.

And this is why I love my pug. He is the living example of of the saying "hope springs eternal". Unlike human beings, pugs never feel depressed, they never lose interest in food. And even better, their enjoyment of life, the little things, the feel of sand against their feet on the beach, the smell of toast, the warmth of a crackling fire is always, always enjoyed to the fullest. You can learn a lot from a pug, I certainly have. I remember one time a few years ago, Gunter and I were going out for a walk across a snowy field and he was just reveling in it. He kept looking at me, and his expression was: "look, it's us, you and me, out for a walk, and it's the best thing ever, ever. Me and you, out for a walk. I wouldn't be doing anything else for the world." I know it sounds silly, but Gunter has taught me the meaning of life. Slow down, and enjoy what you are doing, whatever it is.