Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Since I had my hysterectomy last Spring, and the subsequent ceasing of menstrual cycles, I haven’t had very many food cravings. I mean, if chocolate was put in front of me I would eat it and enjoy it, but I didn't have the “I have to have that right now and you better get out of my way before I plow you over” type of craving.

Until tonight that is. Joe is teaching a night class, so he isn't home and I was trying to decide what to have for dinner. I hate to cook for just myself(who am I kidding. I pretty much just hate to cook, period). All of a sudden I had this craving for pancakes. Yes, pancakes. For dinner. Don’t tell me you’ve never had pancakes for dinner. If you haven’t, you should try it.

Anyway, I digress. So I’m sitting home by myself and I get a hankering for some pancakes.(I spent almost ten of my formative years at a stables with my horse, so yes, I can use the word hankering).

I go into the kitchen and look in the cupboards and there is no pancake mix to be found. Yes, I use prepackaged pancake mix that you just add water to. Refer back to the “I hate to cook” paragraph.

I was bummed for a minute until I thought to myself “Hey-I’ll bet I have the stuff in my cupboards to make homemade pancakes.” So I hit the internet and came up with a couple of pancake recipes and sure enough, I DID have all of the ingredients.

So I whipped myself up some homemade pancakes. And as I was mixing the ingredients together I thought to myself “Do you know what would make these pancakes better?”

Chocolate chips! So I look in the cupboard and sure enough, there is a bag of chocolate chips I bought intending to make some fudge that never got made.

So I dumped those in the bowl. As I was stirring in the chocolate chips I thought “Hmmmmm.....do you know what would make these even better?

Bananas! Oh yeah. Bananas. Yum. Into the batter they went.

So I cooked me up some banana-chocolate chip pancakes the size of my head! Well, almost the size of my head. And I just finished eating four of those babies and now I’m feeling a little sick to my stomach. But boy, were they good!

Here are some pictures:

I went to the cupboard to pull out a plate to put the pancakes on, and this was the first one I grabbed, because it was on top. It is left over from a visit from my niece and nephew a couple of years ago. There is also a Backyardigans one for Gracie.

And then I finished writing this post and realized I just spent the evening making pancakes for myself for dinner and then taking pictures of it and eating them off of a Bob the Builder plate. I hope China speeds up soon because I’m not sure what will happen to me if I go much longer without having any children. :)


Tracy said...

I don't know if this will be good, bad or indifferent news to you (I don't follow China as closely as I used to). But I just happened to be on my old agency Yahoo site and there was a post there that said CCAA asked for more updated information for a few 12/06 families...so they must be in the review room now. Again, I don't know if that is good or bad but thought I would pass it along....although I'm sure the Rumor Queen has already posted that and much more:)

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Cameron wants to know if he can come over...we have breakfast for dinner like once a week...

M3 said...

Oh my gosh this post cracked me up. You go girl! (Don't tell anyone but I ate an entire huge See's Candy easter bunny and a glass of milk for dinner. Yikes.)

dmbonilla said...

Im still not over the Nakaka issue at work.. thats funny cause Liz and I had pancakes for lunch! I need some sleep....today just about did me in.

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Laura said...

I'm just laughing because you took pictures of everything as you were doing it. Too funny!! Seriously though, you will be doing this some nights or on weekend mornings once Sophie comes home. And she'll think you're the greatest cook in the world!