Tuesday Takeout and Living On the Edge


The husband was traveling recently,  and Blonde, Red, and I were left to our own defenses.


Here is what happens when the routine is all busted up due to absence of the dear hubs, also known as The Enforcer:

  • Popcorn is great for dinner.
  • There is “bedtime” and there is the actual bedtime (the embattled, survivor-ish, one-parent kind).
  • I wear a bathrobe for a lot longer in the morning than one probably should.
  • Somehow the cat ended up in the bath with two toddlers; all survived.  We were all a bit shaken.
  • I make pancakes for breakfast.

The last one sounds rather normal, I know, but it’s deliciously rebellious.  My schedule tells me that SATURDAY is pancake day. And here it is TUESDAY, and I’m all…  Let’s have pancakes!  Let’s throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest and go for the gusto and any other cliché that makes your day!!  That’s how we roll.


Momsie’s La Vida Loca Pancakes On Tuesday, NOT Saturday:

In large bowl, stir with a whisk to sift:

1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour*

2 tablespoons wheat germ*

2 tablespoons flax-seed*

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

cinnamon, nutmeg


two well-beaten eggs

finely chopped strawberries (or blueberries, but Blonde is anti-blueberry currently.  This will change by tomorrow.)

About 3/4 cup of milk

Stir, or fold, gently – do not over stir!  Add more milk if needed – batter should be fairly thick, like cake batter.

Let sit for ten minutes.  Go clean something.  Or watch Daniel Tiger with your boys.  Re-microwave your coffee.

Once the batter has formed a few bubbles, gently drop onto hot griddle.  There needs to be a sizzle.  No sizzle = no good.


No Sizzle, No Good. 

This has become my mantra for life, in fact.

Sing it to the tune of  Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” for added flair while cooking up the pancakes.

Flip pancakes when the little bubbles form around the edges…

Serve piping hot with “DA SEREEUPS!!!”

Try to not eat too many; I dare you.

HAVE A LOVELY TUESDAY; DO SOMETHING CRAZY TODAY.  I already have.  I’m like the Marines:  I get more nutball done in the morning than most do all day.  I’m now going to go get out of my bathrobe. Maybe.

And re-microwave my coffee.

And of course this post must end with a picture of a cat with a pancake on its head.

Remember:  NO SIZZLE, NO GOOD.

* You can use ALL white flour and NO flax and NO wheat germ.  I add those because they appease my Mom guilt because:

Healthy Eating!

  Whatever floats your Mom Boat.

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