This one's is just for you Doc Money, but in case anyone else is reading, you're welcome too.
This blog is about my life. And food. Specifically pancakes, I guess, but I'll get to that later. I got sick during 6th period last week. I would like to blame my snot-laden kids or some of my sick coworkers, but I also ate an m&m that fell on the floor recently and seem to think that riding my bike across the country and getting dirty has made me invulnerable to germs. That's clearly a lie. I slept a lot Friday night, felt somewhat better Saturday, and then felt great yesterday. Sweet. Then I got to 5th period today and lost my voice. I took some medicine to try to help my throat and get my voice back. I know, I know, I always claim that the only drug I do is alcohol, but this is different. It's for a girl.
You see, I met a woman on the interweb a week or two ago and am going on a date with her tomorrow. At least I hope I am. If I can't talk when I wake up tomorrow I may have to cancel which would totally suck. I'm hoping these drugs work- or that divine intervention saves my ass and gets me, uh, ass? That last comment probably sealed my fate. It's been 354 days. Not that I'm counting. Honestly I'm not- I just happen to remember the last time, because it happened after I decided to take an ill-fated nap on the train on my way back from Fort Worth the weekend before Halloween and just so happened to get stuck in a bad part of town- and by town I mean cities away from the city where I needed to be or public transportation that would help get me there.
Anyhow, I've taken to online dating as loyal readers know and sadly none of my dates and I have been right for each other. Well, the woman I'm meeting tomorrow sounds pretty cool, so here's hoping things go well. Come to think of it, maybe if I lose my voice it'll actually improve my chances!
So that's my life lately, Doc Money. Daxos is good. I carved a pumpkin on Saturday at my friend's pumpkin carving party. School's going pretty well. I recently e-mailed some professors and asked if they'd be willing to write me letters of recommendation for grad school, so I guess all in all things are pretty good.
The following recipe I 100% copied and pasted from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/detail.aspx:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
I would definitely cut back a little on the baking powder, but otherwise these were good. I took about 4 oz. of Frozen Blueberries, thawed them, and put them on the soggy side of the pancakes before flipping. This worked out well, but would've worked better had I first drained the bag of liquid. They were still good, though. Serve with Pure Maple Syrup and Orange Juice or Milk.