May 16, 2010

Meade made me a pancake.

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UPDATE:

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44 comments:

AllenS said...

Did he promise to do the dishes after breakfast? Is that a paper plate?

Meade said...

For my next trick... PRESTO -- you're a poodle!

Peano said...

Every Ponderosa needs its Hop Sing.

Drew W said...

Maybe there's a charming children's book in this: If You Give A Prof A Pancake.

AllenS said...

Egads! Is that a morel mushroom pancake?

Dogwood said...

That's nice, but if he really loved you: www.jimspancakes.com/

traditionalguy said...

At least he did not make you a mushroom. Your pancake does look thicker than the new Apple MacBook Pro. I hope it tastes better.

Ron said...

Meade, while your cookin'...some bacon would be nice. And a waffle.

thx.

Ron said...

A Macbook Pro with syrup...and strawberries! Delish!

Class factotum said...

Did it regenerate itself? Or did he make you another one?

I'm with AllenS, who implied that paper plates are uncivilized for at-home, indoor use. Lord, woman. Use your china. You're worth it.

Ann Althouse said...

To those who are perceiving a paper plate... your powers of perception are undermining your status as taste-makers.

And the keyboard in the picture isn't part of a laptop.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

your powers of perception are undermining your status as taste-makers.

This will make an awesome quote someday.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

Jim's website is spectacular. The bling pancakes were precious. So was the Ferris wheel.

traditionalguy said...

There are no pancake ingredients in the cupboard here. I feel neglected. We will have to have a pancake supper tonight. Pure maple syrup is the best part....don't ever buy corn syrup colored maple color.

Ann Althouse said...

Here's the plate.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

True that, TG. No way processed corn can compare to the sweetness of a tapped Vermont maple tree.

peter hoh said...

I went to a breakfast joint a couple weeks ago. I seem to remember that I enjoyed the pancakes the last time I ate there.

Not this time, however. The pancakes were way too thick and tasted a little floury. And the worst part? They charged $1.99 for real maple syrup.

I won't be back.

c3 said...

Update!?

Shouldn't the pancake be even smaller (i.e. more bites out) or does blogging time flow in the opposite direction?

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

You can't blame them, Peter. Restaurants and businesses everywhere are being forced to skimp on quality or reveal no longer "hidden" charges. I blame it all on the Obama 2008 recession.

AllenS said...

That's a badly designed plate in my honest opinion. Egg yoke would be extremely difficult to wash off.

Class factotum said...

On second look, that is obviously not a paper plate. It is shiny, the ridges are too defined, the weight of the fork does not depress the edge, and the syrup had not soaked into the plate, changing the color. AllenS, I love you to death, but I should have made my own judgment.

Steve said...

Try a little lower on the griddle temperature. The lower temperature allows the pancake to rise a bit more before the pancake gets too dark. Looks like you might have over beaten your batter too.

info said...

I'd eat that...now!

edutcher said...

Meade makes pancakes like my brother-in-law, lots of earth tones.

I see some of the gourmands dislike his style, but a little overdone usually tastes better.

Peano said...

Every Ponderosa needs its Hop Sing.

It also needs Eve, Josefa, and Little Josephine.

WV "flakier" (I don't dare)

Ann Althouse said...

I like my pancakes dark.

Ann Althouse said...

I like the morels darkly browned too.

rhhardin said...

Corn egg.

Chris said...

Sell them on ebay! FAMOUS ALTHOUSE PANCAKES.

vet66 said...

I hope there is some dark amber Vermont maple syrup on hand for that hot cake specimen. Might try your hand at an ebelskiever next time.

Nicely done! Nothing better than a pancake with slippers under the table. Carry on!

rhhardin said...

I not only use paper plates, I reuse them, for microwaving.

Enough fat soaks into one to keep other microwaved stuff from sticking.

Irene said...

Cute slippers. Presto! A poodle would love to chomp on those slippers.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

I notice a lack of symmetry between the two images.

The pancake in the top pic clearly has a small owl to the left and a dog's head to the right on its surface. Those freaky images are oddly missing in the uneaten pancake shown in the bottom pic.

The glass with the brown goop is perfectly centered on the coaster in the bottom pic, but is off-center in the top pic.

Someone decided to move the cables (and possibly the eye glasses). The cables are much closer to the brown goop filled glass in the bottom pic than the top.

There are two and a half knots in the (maple?) tabletop between the plate and the keyboard in the bottom pic, but barely a trace of a knot in the same area in the top pic.

Looking only at the bottom row of keys on the keyboard, there are 4 full keys and one partial key visible in the top pic, but only three full keys and one partial key in the bottom pic.

Where'd the fork go?

Palladian said...

The brown liquid is milk with instant coffee dissolved in it.

Do I know my Althouse trivia or what?

Be said...

@Drew W - Cute! (snort)

One of the things that I've been trying to get done in the current household is to teach the housemate (brilliant intellectually, but with no living skills - what can I say, I'm attracted to the mathematically inclined but emotionally distant types; it's a Father thing) how to cook basic stuff. First thing was pancakes. The second thing was omelettes. Pavel's a better omelette-crafter than pancake maker, but both are better than what I can make. Am both proud and hopeful.

rhhardin said...

Instant coffee has improved enormously with regard to dissolving in milk.

It used to be that you spent a lot of time crushing clumps of coffee against the side of the glass, and even then you wound up with little coffee pills in the drink.

Nowadays the coffee dissolves if it's even just left out in humid air.

Be said...

@Meade: we have a place called Ocean State Job Lots 'round here where we buy not quite one pound packets of "Uncle Jim" whole grain stuff. Have you ever used it? (I guess I'm being really clumsily polite in my efforts to ask a.) recipe! b.) technic!)

Be said...

Fwiw: Paper Plates? Please! Dansk classic dessin that you can find in any outlet nowadays, since most manufacture has been outsourced to Middle Kingdom Prison Labor. Still, brings to mind this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weRCHo36MeM

(Honestly, as a kid, thought that he was singing "Paper Plate.")

Pastafarian said...

Meade -- a little advice, from a pancake veteran: Make your batter just a little thinner, and your skillet just a little less hot. (It's at the right temp when drops of water just start to sizzle and bead, riding on a cushion of steam). Flip when most of the pancake's surface is covered in bubbles.

Pastafarian said...

And Ritzie, I like your new avatar. Much better than that green alien eye with the constellation reflected in it.

But still not as good as the Woodsie Owl avatar. That's a classic.

Trooper York said...

Just be ready when he wants to make a sandwich.

George Grady said...

My first thought was, "Who can eat just one pancake?"

EDH said...

"Meade made me a pancake."

Do you know the rest of your problem?

You've never had anyone give you
the Aunt Jemima Treatment.

First you get up on the grill.

I'll get you up to cruising speed.

You're sticking on the bottom, dear.

Keep hopping. Keep hopping, honey!

There you go. A little bit lumpy. You're a little bit lumpy.

A little bit lumpy.

Trooper York said...

I thought that other post was youse guys making a sandwich. Just sayn.

Ann Althouse said...

"The brown liquid is milk with instant coffee dissolved in it. Do I know my Althouse trivia or what?"

Yes, but the new trivia is I don't do that anymore. With Meade, we use the Aeropress and espresso ground coffee. He adds water to his to make "Americano" and I heat whole milk to make mine latte.